October 13, 2021
Another hat-trick for Cristiano Ronaldo, another win. A pair of penalties, in the eighth and 13th minutes, set Ronaldo on his way to a record 10th international hat-trick for Portugal that was completed in the 87th minute.
The 36-year-old Manchester United striker was playing his 182nd international game.
Bruno Fernandes and Joao Palhinha also scored for Portugal in their fourth straight win in qualifying, which left a straight shoot-out with Serbia for first place.