World Cup Qualifying - European - Group B
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Portugal 6-0 Andorra

Cristiano Ronaldo (left) scores against Andorra
Ronaldo scores on his way to his 42nd career hat-trick

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals for Portugal as they thrashed Andorra 6-0 in a 2018 World Cup qualifier, while Belgium and France also won.

Ronaldo scored twice - with a shot and header - in the opening four minutes to put the Euro 2016 champions in control.

Joao Cancelo added a third before Ronaldo completed the 42nd hat-trick of his career.

Ronaldo found the net again and Andre Silva also scored against an Andorran side that had two players sent off.

Portugal are now third in Group B having lost to leaders Switzerland, who beat Hungary 3-2 on Friday, in their opening game.

Ronaldo was injured in the final of Euro 2016 - and was playing his first international since that match, which Portugal won 1-0.

"We knew that the first goal would be really important against a team which puts 11 players behind the ball," said Ronaldo.

"I know I am important, as are all the other players. I have always given everything for the national team, I feel useful and I'm happy to be back after that injury in the European championship. There are eight games to go and we want to win all eight to go to the World Cup."

Eden Hazard score for Belgium against Bosnia & Herzegovina
Hazard rounded Bosnia & Herzegovina keeper and Chelsea team-mate Asmir Begovic on the way to scoring for Belgium

Faroe Islands won 2-0 away in Latvia and are second in the group on four points.

France, who were beaten in the Euro 2016 final by Portugal, had to come back from a goal down to beat Bulgaria 4-1.

A Mihail Aleksandrov penalty put Bulgaria in front in Paris but two goals from Atletico Madrid forward Kevin Gameiro plus Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann efforts eased them to victory.

France are second in Group A behind the Netherlands, who were convincing 4-1 winners over Belarus as Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen got on the scoresheet.

Sweden beat Luxembourg 1-0 courtesy of a Mikael Lustig goal in the group's other game.

Belgium continued their promising start to their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign under new manager Roberto Martinez as they beat Bosnia & Herzegovina 4-0 to lead the Group H standings.

An Emir Spahic own goal set them on their way before Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Everton's Romelu Lukaku also scored.

Estonia beat Gibraltar 4-0 and Greece won 2-0 at home to Cyprus in the group's other fixtures.

Line-ups

Portugal

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 21Cancelo
  • 3PepeBooked at 35minsSubstituted forGelson Martinsat 72'minutes
  • 6José Fonte
  • 5Jose GuerreiroSubstituted forPacheco Antunesat 52'minutes
  • 11Bernardo Silva
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 15André GomesSubstituted forJoão Márioat 66'minutes
  • 20Ricardo Quaresma
  • 18André Silva
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 4Pacheco Antunes
  • 9Macedo Lopes
  • 10João Mário
  • 12Lopes
  • 13Danilo
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 16Renato Sanches
  • 17Afonso Fernandes
  • 19Gelson Martins
  • 22Coentrão Marafona
  • 23Nélson Semedo

Andorra

  • 1Gomes Moreira
  • 23Rubio GómezBooked at 62mins
  • 6Lima SolaBooked at 85mins
  • 20Llovera
  • 21GarcíaSubstituted forSan Nicolásat 49'minutes
  • 22Rodriguez SoriaBooked at 27mins
  • 3Vales González
  • 4RebésBooked at 70mins
  • 2MartínezSubstituted forMoreiraat 76'minutes
  • 8Vieira
  • 14AláezSubstituted forPujolat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5García Miramontes
  • 7Pujol
  • 10Clemente
  • 13Pol
  • 15San Nicolás
  • 16Martinez Palau
  • 17Moreira
Referee:
Oliver Drachta
Attendance:
25,120

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamAndorra
Possession
Home83%
Away17%
Shots
Home40
Away3
Shots on Target
Home15
Away1
Corners
Home18
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portugal 6, Andorra 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portugal 6, Andorra 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Ildefonso Lima.

  4. Post update

    Foul by André Silva (Portugal).

  5. Post update

    Max Llovera (Andorra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. João Moutinho (Portugal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gelson Martins.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marc Pujol (Andorra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal).

  10. Post update

    Victor Rodriguez (Andorra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Ildefonso Lima.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bernardo Silva (Portugal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gelson Martins.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Ildefonso Lima.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vitorino Antunes (Portugal) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ricardo Quaresma.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. João Moutinho (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. João Mário (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vitorino Antunes.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Portugal 6, Andorra 0. André Silva (Portugal) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Booking

    Ildefonso Lima (Andorra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    André Silva (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands21105234
2France21104134
3Sweden21102114
4Bulgaria210157-23
5Belarus201114-31
6Luxembourg200235-20

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Switzerland22005236
2Faroe Islands21102024
3Portugal21016243
4Latvia210112-13
5Hungary201123-11
6Andorra200207-70

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany11003033
2Azerbaijan11001013
3Czech Rep10100001
4Northern Ireland10100001
5San Marino100101-10
6Norway100103-30

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wales21106244
2Serbia21105234
3Austria21104314
4R. of Ireland21103214
5Georgia200213-20
6Moldova200207-70

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark11001013
2Poland10102201
3Kazakhstan10102201
4Montenegro10101101
5Romania10101101
6Armenia100101-10

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scotland11005143
2England11001013
3Slovenia10102201
4Lithuania10102201
5Slovakia100101-10
6Malta100115-40

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Albania22004136
2Spain21109184
3Italy21104224
4Israel210134-13
5North Macedonia200224-20
6Liechtenstein2002010-100

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium22007076
2Greece22006156
3Bos-Herze21015413
4Estonia210145-13
5Cyprus200205-50
6Gibraltar200218-70

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia21107164
2Iceland21104314
3Ukraine20203302
4Turkey20203302
5Finland201134-11
6Kosovo201117-61
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