Ronaldo breaks Euro record after scoring four in Portugal win


Portugal striker, Cristiano Ronaldo scored four times in his side’s 5-1 victory over Lithuania in a Euro 2020 qualifying encounter.

The Juventus forward, who now has 93 goals for his country, becomes the highest goal scorer in European qualifiers as he took his overall tally to 25.

Prior to the game on Tuesday night, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was two goals away from Ex-Republic of Ireland striker, Robbie Keane’s record.

The Portuguese tally of 30 goals in European World Cup qualifying is another record.

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Ronaldo scored an early penalty, before Vytautas Andriuskevicius equalised for the hosts.

But Ronaldo regained the lead from 20 yards before scoring two more from Bernardo Silva passes, while William Carvalho added an injury-time fifth to seal the rout.

The result keeps Portugal in an automatic qualifying place, five points behind Group B leaders Ukraine.

Although Ronaldo remains the only European to score 90 goals for his country, he stands 16 goals behind Iran legend Ali Daei’s world record in men’s football.

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