The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was in typically ruthless form during his country’s latest 2022 World Cup qualifying clash

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first men’s player to score 10 international hat-tricks when Portugal thrashed Luxembourg on Tuesday night.

Ronaldo scored two penalties before netting a late header to help his country record a 5-0 victory in their latest 2022 World Cup qualifier, with Bruno Fernandes and Joao Palhinha also getting in on the act.

The Manchester United star now has 115 goals to his name for Portugal, having also scored in their 3-0 win against Qatar last weekend, and has set yet another landmark at international level.

Ronaldo has now scored 58 career hat-tricks, including 10 for Portugal, which is more than any other player has managed for their country.

The 36-year-old also extended his lead at the top of the all-time men’s international scorers list, as he now sits six ahead of Iran legend Ali Daei – who initially saw his 15-year record broken by the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in September.

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