Cristiano Ronaldo scores four goals as Portugal rout Lithuania 5-1 in Euro 2020 qualifier

2019 Sep 11

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals in Portugal's 5-1 victory over Lithuania in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Tuesday.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a low shot from the penalty spot after seven minutes. After the hosts equalized with a header by Vytautas Andriuskevicius from a corner kick in the the 28th minute, CR7 netted three more times in the second half.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is the all-time top goalscorer for the Portugal national football team and has the most international goals among currently active players.

Cristiano Ronaldo took his international tally to 93 goals for his country in 160 appearances, 16 goals behind Iran legend Ali Daei's world record.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United forward notched his eighth hat-trick for his country and the 54th of his remarkable career. The 34-year-old Juventus star became the first player to score against 40 different countries.

The Portuguese forward has won two major trophies with his country - the European Championships in 2016 and the UEFA Nations League in 2019.

What’s next?

The defending European champions, Portugal will host Luxembourg, while Lithuania will take on Ukraine on October 11.