Saturday, 8 October 2016

Portugal 6-0 Andora: Cristiano Roando Score FOUR and Recorded his 42nd Career Hat-Trick

Cristiano Ronaldo dished out brutal justice on Andorra's hatchet men by inspiring Portugal to a rout of the Groiup B minnows on Friday night.

The Real Madrid forward had missed the opening shock 2-0 defeat by switzerland due to knee injury.
But Ronaldo was back with a bang by scoring four goals despite Andora having two players sent off for kicking the Portuguese seperstar.

Ronaldo oppened his account after 73 seconds, driving the ball home after Andora failed to clear a corner, and headed home Ricardo Quaresma's cross in the fourth minute.
Jose Fonte was brilliantly denied by Andora goalkeeper Josep Gomes, Andre Silva hit the bar and Ronaldo was close with another header before Jao Cancelo added Portugal's third with a mis-hit cross in the 44th minute.

Ronaldo sealed his hat-trick in the 47th minute with a fierce volley from Andre Gomes' cross.
It was Portugal captain's fourth hat-trick for his country and 42nd in his career, taking his tally to 65 goals in 134 International appearance for Portugal.

Andora midfielder Jordi Rubio was sent off in the 62nd minute after receiving a second booking for a bad foul on Ronaldo.
Andora were then reduced to nine men in the 70th minute after midfielder Marc Rebes was shown a straight red card for kicking Cristiano Ronaldo.

Andre Silva sealed the rout with a deflected cross from close range in the 86th minute.

Ronaldo said after the match "We knew that the first goal would be really important against a team which puts 11 players behind the ball.
"I know I am important as are all the other players. I have always given everything to the national team, I feel useful and I'm happy to be back after that injury in the European Championship. There are eight games to go and we want to win all eight to go to the World Cup."

The win got Portugal off the mark in Group B after a shock defeat away at Switzerland in their opening game last month when Ronaldo was missing through injury.
However, they are still three points behind Switzerland, who won 3-2 in away to Hungary, and also trail the Faroe Island, who have four points after winning 2-0 in Latvia.



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