Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo moved three steps closer to the world record for the most goals scored for a national team after his hattrick performance against Lithuania in Group B of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Ronaldo netted a treble as Portugal thrashed Lithuania 6-0 at home to move within one victory of sealing qualification for the 2020 European Championships.
The European champions will have the opportunity to defend their title at the tournament next year if they can beat Luxembourg away from home in their final match of the qualifiers.
Apart from Cristiano Ronaldo, Eintracht Frankfurt striker Goncalo Paciencia, Pizzi and Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva were all on target for Portugal.
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Ronaldo now has 98 goals on the international stage after his treble against the Lithuanians.
He came become only the second man to score 100 goals for his country if he manages to score at least a brace in the upcoming game at Luxembourg on Sunday.
Ronaldo is still 11 goals away from the current record held by Iran football legend Ali Dael who scored 109 goals for the Asian nation before hanging up his boots.
Former Manchester United attacker Ronaldo has been able to recover from the shock of being substituted in each of the last two Juventus games in all competitions.