Cristiano Ronaldo has moved a step closer to breaking another goalscoring record
Ronaldo scored three goals in Portugal‘s 5-0 win over Luxembourg on Tuesday evening, becoming the first player in men’s international football to score 10 hat-tricks for his country.
Carlos Ruiz, who played for Guatemala between 1998 and 2016, scored 39 goals in qualifying matches, while Ronaldo currently has 36.
Portugal play the Republic of Ireland and Serbia next month, so he will have the chance to add to his tally and potentially break the record.
Last month, Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer in men’s international football when he surpassed Ali Daei‘s record with two goals against the Republic of Ireland.