Cristiano Ronaldo who is the current Portugal national football team captain and also regarded as one of the greatest players in the recent time being. He is one of the three selected players for the upcoming FIFA Men’s Best Player 2019 award. Now, he is spending time with his national team for the qualifying phase of the UEFA Euro 2020. Earlier today, Cristiano’s four goals secured the big victory against Lithuania.
The 4th round of Portugal took place earlier today and their opponent was Lithuania. Cristiano Ronaldo presented his best form once again. He has scored four goals alone and in the end, Carvalho joined the goals celebration. So, Portugal simply destroyed Lithuania at LFF Stadium, Vilnius.
Portugal is placed into group B and their teammates are Ukraine, Serbia, Luxembourg, and Lithuania. In the group, Portugal should be at the top but now, they are holding the 2nd position. Portugal which is the current UEFA Euro champion stumbled twice times already in the qualifying round. By playing four matches, they have managed just two victories and two matches were drawn. Earlier today, against Lithuania they won by a 5 – 1 goal.
🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo hit four goals for Portugal last night as they beat Lithuania 5-1.
695 career goals (93 international)
54 hat-tricks (8 international)
Crazy numbers! pic.twitter.com/eOgLQvBWQf
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In the 7th minute of the game, Cristiano’s spot-kick led the team ahead. Into the box, Palionis was touched by the ball and Portugal got the penalty. Just a couple of minutes later, the shot of Cristiano Ronaldo was missed. In the 28th minute, Lithuania which is holding the last position in the group returned to the game. Andriuskevicius scored the only goal for the lower-ranked team. At the end of the first half, Portugal made several attacks but could not return to the game. The shots of Ronaldo and Bruno were missed and so, they could not go ahead.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Portugal beat Lithuania 5-1 in Euro 2020 qualifying ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/LnimnCyAUf
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In the 57th minute of the game, Silva took the shot direct to the goalkeeper and just five minutes later, they went ahead once again. The goalkeeper could not stop the shot of Ronaldo. In the 65th minute of the game, CR7 found the hat-trick. For the national team, it is the 8th hat-trick of the Juventus striker. And considering the Euro qualifying and main event, he has scored the highest 34 goals so far.
In the 76th minute, the 4th goal was scored by Ronaldo. Now, wearing the Portugal national team jersey, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored 93 goals. In the additional minute of the game, William Carvalho made the scoreline 5 – 1.