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Ronaldo scores four as Portugal beat Lithuania

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Portugal secured a 5-1 victory against Lithuania in their Euro 2020 Group B qualifier on Tuesday.

Ronaldo scored early in the first half and added three more in the second after the hosts had equalised before half-time.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 54 career hat-tricks for club and country – has now scored a hat-trick in 12 different countries:

Lithuania
Portugal
Italy
Russia
Spain
Japan
Armenia
Sweden
Turkey
Northern Ireland
Netherlands
England

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The win moved Portugal up to second place with eight points, five behind leaders Ukraine but with a game in hand. Third-placed Serbia won 3-1 at Luxembourg to keep the pressure up on Portugal. World champions France saw off Andorra 3-0 in Stade de France to keep the pressure on at the top of Euro 2020 qualification Group H.

Kingsley Coman and defender Clement Lenglet scored in each half, with Antoine Griezmann also seeing a penalty saved.  Substitute Wissam Ben Yedder tapped home a third in stoppage time. However, with Turkey winning 4-0 away in Moldova, Didier Deschamps’ side now find themselves second in the table on head-to-head record – but three points clear of Iceland, who were beaten 4-2 in Albania.  Czech Republic moved above Kosovo into second place in Group A following a 3-0 win at Montenegro.

Next up for Jaroslav Silhavy’s side is a home clash with England, who extended their lead at the top of the group following a 5-3 win against Kosovo, on October 11.

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