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So long, Zlatan: Ronaldo hat-trick trumps Ibra brace in play-off thriller

It was C-Ron 3 Ibra 2 in Solna.

THE GAME SOLD as Zlatan versus Ronaldo lived up to the billing tonight.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant hat-trick as Portugal survived a second-half scare in their 3-2 World Cup play-off second leg win against Sweden on Tuesday to qualify 4-2 on aggregate.

The Real Madrid superstar, who scored the only goal in last week’s first leg, overcame an equally brilliant display from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a classic encounter at Solna.

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Ibrahimovic scored both goals for Sweden in vain as the match featured five goals in 29 minutes of second-half madness.

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