Published: Wed, September 11, 2019
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Cristiano Ronaldo scores four in Portugal win over Lithuania

Cristiano Ronaldo scores four in Portugal win over Lithuania

But within seven minutes Ronaldo had his first of the night from the penalty spot before adding three further goals to take his overall worldwide tally to 93.

William Carvalho finished off the scoring in stoppage time, helping Portugal wrap up a flawless global window with the win.

"I am happy and enjoying this moment, not because I scored the goals, but because of the level we have been able to demonstrate in recent years".

"I'm going through a good phase, but the team has been playing well too, " Ronaldo said.

"I am proud to represent my national team".

Serbia moved up into third place in the group with a 3-1 win at Luxembourg, with Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring twice.

"This is a outcome of what we collectively won". "It was important to keep our momentum here".

"I didn't like the look of my stats when I had that long drought, but from that night in Spain when I got two the goals have flowed from then".

Following his four-goal demolition of Lithuania, Ronaldo's current total is 93, bringing the total number of goals scored in his career to 695.

Ronaldo's second goal came with a low shot from outside the area that was initially saved by Lithuania goalkeeper Ernestas Setkus, but the ball bounced off the goalkeeper's back and went backward into the goal in the 62nd.

Three minutes later, Ronaldo was left free in the area to sweep home Bernardo Silva's cross and Silva also provided the pass for Ronaldo to sidefoot his fourth 11 minutes later.

Carvalho scored from close range in the final minutes.

Playing in his 161st worldwide match, Ronaldo struck four times to inspire Portugal through what had threatened to turn into a frustrating evening.

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