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The best Ronaldo hat-trick v Sweden tweets

You may have caught wind of the Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick v Sweden last night - now have a butcher's at the best tweets about it.

Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick v Sweden
Ronaldo… Dead? (Image: Twitter/Paddy Wallace)

You may have caught wind of the Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick v Sweden last night, perhaps even seen it if you played your cards right and steered clear of England v Germany.

In a topsy turvy World Cup play-off second leg match, Ronaldo’s hat-trick sent Portugal on their way to Brazil 2014 at the expense of a Swedish team who looked set to mount a dramatic turnaround with two quickfire goals from their own star man, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

WAIT! If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the video as Ibrahimović applauds Ronaldo’s goal and Portugal hat-trick or listen to the fantastic Portuguese commentary on the Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick.

As ever, Twitter was on hand with all manner of entertaining reaction – we’ve deigned to skim through it on your behalf so we can bring you the very best Ronaldo hat-trick v Sweden tweets, starting with a rather eye-watering set of stats…

Goals Since January 2013: Cristiano Ronaldo – 66 Liverpool – 61 Arsenal – 58 Man City – 56 Chelsea – 54 Man United – 54 Spurs – 39

— Uber Football Facts (@UberFotbalFacts) November 19, 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 32 goals in 22 appearances this season (24 for Real Madrid, 8 for Portugal).

— Info Cristiano (@InfoCristiano) November 19, 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo has more hattricks In his career than Chamakh has Premier League shots.

— Uber Football Facts (@UberFotbalFacts) November 19, 2013

His exploits drew attention from such eminent non-sporting figures as Mihir Bose and Alastair Campbell…

Ronaldo can often appear so self obsessed. But now guiding Portugal to Brazil he looks not a lone star but the leader of a team.

— Mihir Bose (@mihirbose) November 19, 2013

Loving Johann Mallby's half Swedish half Scottish accent talking re the Ronaldo show

— Alastair Campbell (@campbellclaret) November 19, 2013

…albeit he did blot his copybook just a tad…

It's sad the highlights won't show Ronaldo falling to the ground & writhing in pain, asking for help, moments before scoring his 2nd of 3.

— Church of Soccer (@churchofsoccer) November 19, 2013

Ronaldo’s hat-trick brought to the fore once again the debate as to who is better between he and Lionel Messi, the injury-plagued Argentine able to hit back with his glittering array of ‘gongs’…

Messi's response to Ronaldo's hat-trick pic.twitter.com/8a5oqVDQnw

— Trevorrr (@Trevor_kabuchu) November 19, 2013

…and this, er, tremendously salient point…

Great performance by Cristiano Ronaldo. On the other hand, his name is an anagram for A Racist Lion Donor. Something to think about.

— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) November 19, 2013

This fan was in thrall to Ronaldo to a quite mad degree…

I AM THE BEAST, I AM THE ROCKET, I AM THE KING .. !! CALMA .. CALM DOWN .. I'M HERE .. I AM CRISTIANO RONALDO .. !! pic.twitter.com/R2PB92Xv8C

— Empire Of RealMadrid (@RM_Empire) November 19, 2013

Ronaldo’s fellow footballers sat up and took notice, not least Charlton Athletic’s practically minded Johnnie Jackson…

Ronaldo won't be welcome in IKEA for a while

— Johnnie Jackson (@johnnie_jackson) November 19, 2013

…while West Ham United’s Carlton Cole put forward his teammate Ricardo Vaz Tê as the superior player…

Everyone is saying "Ronaldo for Ballon D'Or". Yeah right. He's not even the best Portugese forward pic.twitter.com/8eeNfkXzaY

— Çarlton Çole (@_CarltonCole9) November 19, 2013

Even if Ronaldo doesn’t win the Ballon d’Or, he’ll still have this to go home to…

Ronaldo scores on and off the pitch jheez pic.twitter.com/YcliKwocs1

— Theo Maher (@TheoMaher) November 19, 2013

…assuming this isn’t true, of course…

Ronaldo dies at bottom of a #pileon pic.twitter.com/RIxUwuJqKn

— Paddy Wallace (@paddywallace12) November 19, 2013

Those were the best Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick v Sweden tweets. Do let us know if we missed any.

NOW: Take a look at the video as Ibrahimović applauds Ronaldo’s goal and Portugal hat-trick and hear the excellent Portuguese commentary on Ronaldo’s hat-trick.