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5-1: Ronaldo claims hat-trick in Portugal rout

NEWS | 31/08/2017

The Real Madrid forward produced a masterclass featuring three goals against the Faroe Islands, the first of which was a scissor kick, whilst he also provided an assist. 
In his first competitive outing since being named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year 2016/17, Cristiano Ronaldo led by example by claiming a hat-trick, which included a stunning scissor kick, whilst also providing an assist in Portugal's 5-1 romp over Faroe Islands in the sides' 2018 World Cup qualifier.
 
Cristiano Ronaldo conjured up yet another masterclass here. The forward opened the scoring on 2' with an unstoppable scissor kick which flew beyond the visitors' goalkeeper. On 28', he made it 2-0 from the spot after Jakobsen felled Joao Mario. The away side reduced the arrears through Rógvi Baldvinsson's strike before the interval.

In the second period, and after having teed William Carvalho up for Portual's fourth of the night in the 57th minute, the madridista completed his hat-trick with an excellent goal just six minutes later on 63'. Ronaldo left the visitors' backline and goalkeeper in his wake to finish into an empty net. The rout was completed by Olivera's 83rd-minute effort. These goalscoring exploits see Ronaldo become the fourth all-time leading international goalscorer, with 78 goals to his name, which is one more than Pelé's tally. 
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