Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took his international tally to 93 goals when he scored four times to give the European champions a 5-1 win away to Lithuania in their Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday.
The Portuguese footballer put up a four-goal haul for Portugal during their crucial clash against Lithuania, which cemented his spot in history as the all-time top scorer in UEFA Euro Qualifying matches.
The Juventus ace has now scored 25 goals in Euro Qualifying matches, surpassing Robbie Keane’s tally of 23, and he also became the only player in Portugal’s history to score four goals in two different games, a feat he shared with Eusebio and Nuno Gomes.
Playing in his 161st international, the 34-year-old notched his eighth hat-trick for his country and the 54th of his remarkable career to help Portugal through what had threatened to turn into a frustrating evening.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos said: “Ronaldo is the best player in the world, this is clear and unmistakable proof”.