Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.
|Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Portugal’s defender Cedric celebrate after winning their 2017 Confederations Cup group A football match against Russia at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO|
The Real Madrid star struck from the penalty spot on 33 minutes to fire the European champions in front before Bernardo Silva turned in a second goal four minutes later.
Andre Silva added a third on 80 minutes before Nani completed the rout in stoppage time to ensure Portugal progressed to the last four as winners of Group A, finishing above Mexico on goal difference.