Cristiano Ronaldo is a bit good, isn’t he?
Against opponents such as Andorra, stopping the Real Madrid striker from scoring is simply an impossible task. When CR7 is in the mood, the implications are devastating.
Consequently, there’s no surprise that in Portugal’s latest World Cup qualifier their talismanic captain bagged four of their six goals. You’ve got to feel sorry for Andorra.
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European Champions Portugal have high hopes going into the 2018 World Cup and understandably so given their unlikely rise at Euro 2016.
With Ronaldo at their forefront too, their lofty expectations are justified. After all, in a Los Blancos jersey last season, the 31-year-old amassed a formidable 51 goals in just 48 outings.
While his start to this campaign has been comparatively quieter, it’s somewhat understandable given his injury struggles over the summer.
Nevertheless though, the visit of Andorra proved the perfect chance for Ronaldo to get back into the swing of things and boy did he? The Iberian minnows were on the receiving of a 6-0 romping away from home.
Cavaco Cancelo and Valente Silva may also have found the score sheet, but the night was all about Ronaldo. After all, four goals is an impressive day at the office no matter the opponent.
Besides, Ronaldo had already secured his brace before the five-minute mark. His opening strikes, in the form of a left footed finish and a header, can be seen below:
That wasn’t enough the 31-year-old though who bagged his hat trick in the 47th minute with his right foot, only to wrap things up 21 minutes later. The final two strikes are also displayed here:
It’s fair to say Andorra felt the full wrath of Ronaldo. The three-time Ballon d’Or winner played an immeasurably large role in Portugal’s victory and it’s a prominent statement of intent.
Admittedly, their opponents did give them a hearty helping hand. By the final whistle, they had had been reduced to nine men upon the double dismissals of Rubio Gomez and Marc Rebes.
If the Real Madrid star maintains such electrifying form for his country, then they should harbor great excitement ahead of Russia 2018. That being said, they’ll need to prove themselves against large rivals than little old Andorra though.
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