Euro 2020 qualifiers: Super Hattrick Cristiano leads Portugal to sweep Lithuania

By September 10, 2019 ,

Cristiano Ronaldo's quad was enough to lead his country to a landslide victory over Lithuania (5-1) on Tuesday, in their match in Group B of the European qualifiers for the European Championship (Euro 2020).

Ronaldo scored 4 goals in the 7th, 62nd, 65th and 76th minutes and William Carvalho scored the 92nd minute, while Vitotas Andreskevetsos scored Lithuania's only 28th minute.

With this win, Portugal lifted their score to 8 in second place behind leaders Ukraine 13 points, while Lithuania froze at one point in last place.

The Lithuanian side began the game cautiously defensive and retreated in front of the penalty area, while relying on counter-attacks to try to hit the Portuguese defense.

Ronaldo imposed himself as a star of the match and gave Portugal the lead from the penalty spot after a handball inside the area, but he himself has his right inside the goal (7th m).

Lithuania managed to equalize through Vytautas Andriuskevicius with a header following a corner kick by Mantas Kuklis (28'm).

Ronaldo struck hard in the second half, re-advancing the national team with a powerful shot from his right outside the area (61'm), and then added the third goal left from close range after a pass from Manchester City winger Bernardo Silva (65'm), achieving the eighth hat-trick with his country and 54 His professional career.

Ronaldo continued his scoring hobby by scoring the fourth goal with his right from close range also after a pass from Silva (76'm).

Setkos continued to shine and deprive Portugal from scoring a second goal, after he brilliantly saved the shot of Joao Felix, and away from his corner to corner, and the goalkeeper again to shine in front of the same player in the 37th minute, preventing him from scoring his first goals after the removal of the ground shot from his own goal.

In the 62nd minute, Lithuania goalkeeper made a fatal mistake after strangely tackling a weak shot by Ronaldo, before hitting it into the net to double the result.

Alon doubled the lead in the 65th minute, after a perfect cross from Bernardo Silva that Ronaldo managed to score in the net amid a complete defensive absence.

With a goal from the third, Cristiano scored his fourth goal in the 76th minute, after making from Bernardo Silva to Don, who fired a globe to the left of the goalkeeper.

Carvalho sealed the match in the 93rd minute, ending the game with a big win for Portugal with five goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo is slowly getting closer to the best international scorers in history.

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 93 international goals against 40 different nations.

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