Cristiano Ronaldo sends four past Lithuania to continue incredible goalscoring form

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Cristiano Ronaldo took one giant step closer to the men's all-time worldwide goal record by scoring four more for Portugal in a 5-1 rout of Lithuania in Euro 2020 qualifying on Tuesday.

It was an eighth worldwide hat-trick for 34-year-old Ronaldo, who also scored four against Andorra in 2016.

Ronaldo would want to take this form into the Serie A where Juventus face Fiorentina on Saturday, 14th September. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

Lithuania goalkeeper Ernestas Setkus made an excellent save to prevent Edvinas Girdvainis turning the ball into his own net but Vytautas Andriuskevicius then grabbed a surprise equaliser, rising above his marker to head in from a corner in the 28th minute.

He will be looking forward to October as Portugal play host to Luxembourg before heading to Kiev to tackle Ukraine as Euro 2020 qualifying returns during the worldwide break.

Manchester City star Silva then laid on another for the master poacher, who sidefooted home before being replaced to applause from the home fans.


"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".

"I'm having a good time, but the team was doing very well too", said Ronaldo.

"I am proud to represent my national team".

"This is the clear and irrevocable proof that he is the best player in the world", he said after his side's 5-1 victory.

With the win, they moved a point above third-placed Serbia, but have a game in hand.

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