Cristiano Ronaldo produces fine goal in Portugal's 6-0 rout over Faroe Islands

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Fans don't enjoy the international break because of its disruption it causes to their club's early season schedule, but it's fair to say for the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo it can be quite enjoyable.

Portugal, on the back of having surprisingly won the European Championships this summer, have enjoyed a comfortable start to their qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Their Group B opponents include Switzerland, Latvia, Hungary, Andorra and Monday's opponents, the Faroe Islands.


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The European Champions thrashed Andorra 6-0 on Friday night, with Ronaldo netting two of his four goals inside the first four minutes.

However, the Real Madrid star may have departed from the Faroe Islands on Monday evening with minor disappointment that he was only able to get on the scoresheet on just one occasion, as Portugal's first set of qualifiers came to an end.

But what a goal it was. It took the forward until the second half to find the net, with Portugal already 3-0 up with thanks to a Andre Valente Silva hat-trick. But in true Ronaldo style, he didn't let Faroe Islands 'keeper Gunnar Nielsen stand much chance of saving it.

Playing a neat one-two with Joao Mario, Ronaldo found himself in plenty of space, just outside the box, to fire a fierce left-footed shot into the top right, with Nielsen's hand to the ball standing no chance of keeping the thunderous strike out. You can see the goal below.

That's five in two games for the forward. But with Ronaldo being Ronaldo, he will no doubt feel disappointed that he was unable to reach the heights of Valente Silva on the night, who helped make it a comfortable evening's work for Fernando Santos' men.

Joao Moutinho looked to have got the final goal of the game, a minute into added time, but there was still enough time for João Cancelo to make it six, two minutes later.

Jose Fonte
Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal Football

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