Cristiano Ronaldo scores four in Portugal win over Lithuania

Cristiano Ronaldo scores four in Portugal win over Lithuania

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Portugal beat Lithuania in Euro 2020 qualifying.

The Juventus forward has now scored 93 international goals, 16 behind Iran legend Ali Daei’s world record.

He scored an early penalty, before Vytautas Andriuskevicius equalised.

Ronaldo’s 20-yard shot went in off the head of Lithuania goalkeeper Ernestas Setkus and he scored two more from Bernardo Silva passes, before William Carvalho’s injury-time fifth.

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

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

Serbia moved up into third place in the group with a 3-1 win at Luxembourg, with Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring twice.

Line-ups

Lithuania

Substitutes

Portugal

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Match Stats

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Match ends, Lithuania 1, Portugal 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lithuania 1, Portugal 5.

Goal!

Goal! Lithuania 1, Portugal 5. William Carvalho (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Attempt missed. Rúben Dias (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Rúben Neves following a corner.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Ernestas Setkus.

Attempt saved. Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Gonçalo Guedes.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Edvinas Girdvainis.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Pizzi replaces Bernardo Silva.

Attempt saved. Saulius Mikoliunas (Lithuania) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Lithuania. Conceded by Rúben Neves.

Attempt saved. João Félix (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Saulius Mikoliunas.

Bernardo Silva (Portugal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Domantas Simkus (Lithuania).

Attempt blocked. Rafa (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Gonçalo Guedes replaces Cristiano Ronaldo.

Substitution

Substitution, Lithuania. Donatas Kazlauskas replaces Ovidijus Verbickas.

Goal!

Goal! Lithuania 1, Portugal 4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Domantas Simkus.

Attempt blocked. João Félix (Portugal) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Rafa.

William Carvalho (Portugal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Modestas Vorobjovas (Lithuania).

Substitution

Substitution, Lithuania. Arturas Zulpa replaces Mantas Kuklys.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Markus Palionis.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Ernestas Setkus.

Attempt saved. João Félix (Portugal) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bernardo Silva (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Modestas Vorobjovas (Lithuania).

João Cancelo (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vytautas Andriuskevicius (Lithuania).

Substitution

Substitution, Lithuania. Deimantas Petravicius replaces Karolis Laukzemis.

Goal!

Goal! Lithuania 1, Portugal 3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bernardo Silva with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Lithuania 1, Portugal 2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rafa.

Attempt saved. Rafa (Portugal) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bernardo Silva with a cross.

Attempt saved. Bernardo Silva (Portugal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Corner, Lithuania. Conceded by José Fonte.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Rafa replaces Bruno Fernandes.

Attempt missed. Mantas Kuklys (Lithuania) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Karolis Laukzemis (Lithuania) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vykintas Slivka.

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