Watch Cristiano Ronaldo's Hat-Trick for Portugal vs. Sweden in World Cup Playoff

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalNovember 19, 2013

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - NOVEMBER 19:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal scores their 2nd goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier Play-off Second Leg match between Sweden and Portugal at Friends Arena on November 19, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images,)
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It was billed as the battle between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo, and thus it proved as Sweden and Portugal put on a show Tuesday.

First, Ronaldo put Portugal up 1-0 on the night—2-0 on aggregate.

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Then Ibrahimovic gave the Swedes hope with a brace himself to set the game up. However, Ronaldo would not be denied. First came this finish.

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And then this to complete his hat-trick.

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The World Cup just wouldn't have been the same without him.