Top 5 Cristiano Ronaldo performances for the Portugal National Team

3. Sweden 2-3 Portugal (2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers)

Gianluigi Buffon, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Real Madrid

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Portugal faced Sweden in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers playoff after finishing second in the Group F, one point behind Russia.

They traveled to Stockholm with a 1-0 lead from the first leg, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s strike at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.

The Portuguese captain didn’t stop there though, as he bagged a hat-trick, producing one of his best-ever performances for the national team. It was Portugal 4-2 Sweden on aggregate at the end, with Cristiano Ronaldo beating the Swedes basically alone in the playoffs.


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