This is how Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick sounded in Portugese

I know I say this like every other week, but THIS may be my favorite clip of the year.  In the second leg of their World Cup Qualifying tie, Sweden and Portugal played an incredible game with Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic doing their best to create the soccer version of the legendary Larry Bird-Dominique Wilkins dual.

Portugal had a 1-0 lead entering the game thanks to a Ronaldo goal from the first leg.  In the second leg, Ronaldo scored first.  Then Ibra scored 2 goals to bring Sweden back into the tie at 2-2 on aggregate.  Finally, Ronaldo scored twice more in 3 minutes for an incredible that sent Portugal to Brazil next year.  The call of Ronaldo's hat trick from Antena 1's Nuno Matos in Portugal is amazing.

Music, lasers, ecstatic celebrations, it doesn't get any better than this.  Obrigado Cristiano, indeed.

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