VIDEO | Latvia 0 – 3 Portugal [2018 World Cup Qualifier] Highlights 2016/17

VIDEO | Latvia 0 – 3 Portugal [2018 World Cup Qualifier] Highlights 2016/17

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Portugal kept pace with World Cup Qualifying Group B leaders Switzerland as Cristiano Ronaldo inspired them to a 3-0 win over Latvia.

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his incredible run of form as he scored twice and created another to ensure Portugal consolidated second place in World Cup Qualifying Group B with a convincing 3-0 win over Latvia.

Fresh from leading Real Madrid to Champions League glory with a brace against Juventus in Cardiff last weekend, Ronaldo was in inspired form once again as his predatory instincts came to the fore in an entertaining encounter in Riga.

Having twice been denied by the superb Andris Vanins, the 32-year-old was in the right place at the right time to tuck in Portugal’s opener on the stroke of half-time.

Another point-blank header saw Ronaldo double his tally 63 minutes in, before he teed up strike-partner Andre Silva for Portugal’s third soon after.

It adds to what has already been a remarkable campaign for the former Manchester United man, who has now netted 53 goals in 51 appearances across all competitions this term, while setting Portugal up perfectly for their maiden appearance in the Confederations Cup.

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