The Portuguese talisman star Cristiano Ronaldo teared up the book of records after scoring a hattrick against Spain in their first face-off of the group- B on the second day of FIFA World Cup 2018. He proved himself a genius after getting the 3rd goal in 88th minute of the match which was an equaliser or for Spain a spoiler of the game. The scintillating performance of Ronaldo once again started the debate on the Greatest of all time between the fans of Messi and Ronaldo.
The match between European giants ended up 3-3, but the crowd of Russia saw some new records which were broken by Portuguese all-time scorer.
Ronaldo’s hat trick made him stand with Ferenc Puskas, as he scored most international goals by a European player.
If we consider the world record for most goals scored by a player, he is Iran’s Ali Daei who achieved the feat with 109 goals, Ronaldo is only behind him with 84 goals.
Ronaldo also became the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the world cup at the age of 33, after breaking the record of 31-year-old Dutch forward Rob Rensenbrink at the 1978 World Cup.
It happened for the first time in history when Ronaldo scored a hat-trick but the match ended with a draw. It was his 51st hat trick where he said that the result was fair.
Ronaldo became the second Portuguese to score the fastest goal for his country only in the 4th minute of the game.
He also became the first player to score in eight back-to-back major tournaments in history.
Ronaldo is now a fourth player who scored in all the previous three world cups that is 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 after Pele, Uwe Seeler, Miroslav Klose.