Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo scores four goals in Portugal return

The SI Staff
Friday October 7th, 2016

Welcome back to the Portugal national team, Cristiano Ronaldo.

In his first match with Portugal since leaving the Euro 2016 final with a knee injury, Ronaldo scored twice in the opening four minutes, added a third early in the second half and a fourth later on in a 6-0 World Cup qualifying win vs. Andorra.

Ronaldo tallied in the second minute, volleying home a parried save off a corner kick from the center of the box. Two minutes later, Ricardo Quaresma set him up for a flying header, which he buried from close range. At the start of the second half, Ronaldo expertly redirected a cross from the right, powerfully putting Portugal ahead 4-0 and completing his hat trick.

Ronaldo tacked on his fourth in the 68th minute, making a near-post run for a second header and finishing from close range with his left foot.

With 65 career international goals, Ronaldo passes Didier Drogba for 18th most on the all-time list. Gerd Muller, Robbie Keane and Carlos Ruiz are next in his sights. They each scored 68 goals in their illustrious careers.

Watch his latest four goals below:

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Portugal fell in its World Cup qualifying opener without Ronaldo, losing to Switzerland 2-0 last month. Portugal, the reigning European champion, is the favorite to go through from a Group B that also includes Hungary, Latvia and Faroe Islands.

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