Another hat-trick for the goal machine and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo who completed Portugal Hat-Trick with bullet from outside the box.
Armenia took an early lead in the 14th minute when Pizzelli scored a screamer from 35 yards. He unleashed an absolute piledriver that flashes home off the underside of the crossbar, no chance for Patricio.
Ronaldo’s first goal came when he equalised for Portugal from a penalty spot, when Moutinho cleverly looks to step inside Mkhitaryan, who carelessly leaves a leg dangling in the area which catches the midfielder. The referee has no choice but to point to the spot.
Ronaldo steps up and there was never any question, as he calmly sends the goalkeeper the wrong way to equalise. That’s international goal number 53 for him.
Portugal continued their rhythm and just within seconds, Mkoyan fails to deal with a long ball and Arzumanyan is waiting for Berezovski to come and collect.
Ronaldo pounces as he nips in ahead of the number five to flick the ball over the keeper and into the empty net.
The Real Madrid superstar completed his hat-trick in style by controlling a loose kick from the keeper, he unleashes a vicious 25-yard piledriver that flies into the top corner. Surely that puts the game beyond the hosts.
There is no doubt about it, the man is a total genius. He has turned this game on its head all by himself with three very contrasting goals – the third of which was absolutely trademark from him.