Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 4 Goals in Portugal's Rout of Lithuania

Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 4 Goals in Portugal's Rout of Lithuania

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took his worldwide goals tally to 93 when he scored four times to give the European champions a 5-1 win away to Lithuania in their Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday.

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Three of the goals came during a 15-minute flurry in the second half, and the reigning European champions might have needed it more than it seemed.

With his Man of the Match performance on Tuesday, Ronaldo overtook Robbie Kean, who was holding the record with 23 goals in Euro qualifiers for Ireland.

Ronaldo now has 93 global goals and needs 16 to catch Iranian great Ali Daei, whose tally of 109 seemed unassailable.

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Ronaldo - who is on the final shortlist for FIFA's The Best award - was asked about his chances of winning a sixth Ballon d'Or and the 34-year-old said: "As I always say, I don't live thinking about individual prizes".

Lithuania, meanwhile, became the 40th different nation Ronaldo has scored against.

The result keeps Portugal in an automatic qualifying place, five points behind Group B leaders Ukraine. Serbia sits a point behind Portugal with seven points. Have your say in the comments section below.

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