Cristiano Ronaldo scores four in Portugal win over Lithuania


Cristiano Ronaldo once again stole the show for Portugal, scoring four goals during a Man of the Match performance against Lithuania and breaking another impressive European all-time record along the way.

Equally, the 34-year-old also celebrated his eighth Portugal hat-trick with his display in the Euro 2020 Group B qualifying clash in Vilnius, a performance his total worldwide goal haul to 93 goals.

The four goals also took Ronaldo's tally with Portugal to eight in 2019, with two more global breaks upon us in October and November.

"I am happy and enjoying this moment, not because I scored the goals, but because of the level we have been able to demonstrate in recent years.

It suits me to continue helping the national team", Ronaldo said.

"This is the clear and irrevocable proof that he is the best player in the world", Santos said following the Euro 2020 qualifying rout away from home.

He scored an early penalty, before Vytautas Andriuskevicius equalised. The Lithuania goalkeeper got his hand to it, but it hit his head and bounced into the net.

Speaking after the game, Ronaldo told reporters that he was pleased to have added five goals to his tally, but was more pleased with getting the win. But it's good, I won't lie.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star scored his 21st European qualifier goal for Portugal against Serbia last weekend. The Fulham striker headed the visitors in front after 36 minutes and Nemanja Radonjic curled in the second 10 minutes after the restart.