Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo scores four goals in Portugal return
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:
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.