Ronaldo Nets Two And Misses Penalty In Portugal Victory
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and missed a penalty as Portugal defeated Latvia in a World Cup Group B qualifier.
The 31-year-old opened the scoring from the spot but missed another penalty after the break when his effort came off both post and keeper Andris Vanins.
Arturs Zjuzins equalised with a low strike before William Carvalho headed the Portuguese back in front.
Ronaldo’s volley made it 3-1 and Bruno Alves headed in a late fourth.
Portugal now have nine points but remain in second behind leaders Switzerland, who moved to 12 points with a 2-0 win over Faroe Islands.