Sunday 22 July 2018

‘Amazing’ Ronaldo hailed as ‘greatest goalscorer of all time’ as Twitter reacts

The Real Madrid forward scored his 51st hat-trick of his career to earn Portugal a valuable point in Group B.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring Portugal’s third goal of the game and completing his hat-trick (Adam Davy/Empics)
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring Portugal’s third goal of the game and completing his hat-trick (Adam Davy/Empics)

By Josh Luckhurst, Press Association Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his incredible goalscoring record as he single-handedly earned Portugal a vital point in their World Cup opener with neighbours Spain.

The Real Madrid man scored a hat-trick, capped by a stunning 88th-minute free-kick, as the game ended 3-3.

Bizarrely, it was his first free-kick goal in international tournament football, completing his 51st career treble.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at how social media reacted to Ronaldo’s scintillating display in Sochi.

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