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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo had a ridiculous first 5 minutes for Portugal vs Andorra

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Portugal's Friday night fixture against Andorra marked Cristiano Ronaldo's return to international duty for the first time since leaving the pitch during the Euro 2016 final through injury, and it hasn't taken the Real Madrid star long to make an impact.

In fact, Ronaldo had managed to achieve something in the first five minutes of the World Cup qualifier that he hasn't yet managed to the entire La Liga campaign so far.

That's after the veteran forward bagged not one, but two goals to put Portugal 2-0 after just four minutes against their Group B opponents. Scroll down this article to see Ronaldo's typically clinical finishes.

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The first goal came from a Portugal corner after just two minutes. With the ball bobbling around the Andorra penalty area, it was Ronaldo who was the most alert as he crashed home a left-footed strike that he made look far easier that in was.

Especially when you consider, just moments before, he had been lying on the floor after appearing to have been fouled.

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Having notched up yet another international goal to his name, the Portugal captain didn't have to wait long to make it two on the night.

The second goal gave us the opportunity to enjoy an image we have come to associate with the multi-time Balon d'Or winner - a leaping header at the back post.

Two goals in just five minutes of action. When you consider Ronaldo has only found the back of the net once in four La Liga games so far this season, that is quite the achievement.

Admittedly, Andorra don't pose the biggest challenges to a player of Ronaldo's quality. Nevertheless, the Los Blancos star is clearly in the mood tonight as Portugal set about securing three crucial World Cup qualifying points.

Indeed, with 45 minutes still to go, Ronaldo and co. are 3-0 up at half-time. Given the way he started the game, Andorra's players would be forgiven for not wanting to come out for the second half.

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