European Championship Qualifying - Group B
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Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick against Lithuania takes him to 98 international goals

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Bernardo Silva
Cristiano Ronaldo will have a chance to take his tally to 100 international goals when Portugal travel to Luxembourg on Sunday

Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to 98 international goals as his hat-trick against Lithuania moved Portugal to within one win of a place at Euro 2020.

The 34-year-old Juventus forward could become only the second man to reach 100 international goals if he scores twice against Luxembourg on Sunday.

The Portugal captain scored an early penalty before curling in a second.

Pizzi, Goncalo Paciencia and Manchester City's Bernardo Silva scored before the latter set up Ronaldo for his third.

Ronaldo's ninth Portugal hat-trick - with seven of those coming since his 30th birthday - takes him to within 11 goals of Iran legend Ali Daei's world-record 109.

This is his joint most goals in a calendar year for Portugal, with 13 - coming in his past seven caps - matching his 2016 total.

Ronaldo had been substituted in his last two Juventus games, with manager Maurizio Sarri saying he had a knee problem.

But Portugal boss Fernando Santos said: "I never had any doubts about his condition, it was other people who had them. Nothing surprises me about Cristiano."

Defending champions Portugal will qualify for next summer's European Championship if they beat Luxembourg on Sunday.

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice as Serbia beat Luxembourg 3-2 to ensure the race for the second qualifying spot in Group B goes down to the final game. Ukraine have already reached Euro 2020 as group winners.

Line-ups

Portugal

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 15Ricardo Pereira
  • 6José Fonte
  • 4Rúben Dias
  • 19Mário Rui
  • 18Neves
  • 16Bruno FernandesSubstituted forJoão Moutinhoat 72'minutes
  • 21Afonso Fernandes
  • 10Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forTué Na Bangnaat 66'minutes
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoSubstituted forJotaat 83'minutes
  • 14Mendes Paciência

Substitutes

  • 2Cancelo
  • 3Borges Semedo
  • 5Guerreiro
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 9Macedo Lopes
  • 11Tué Na Bangna
  • 12Malheiro de Sá
  • 13Danilo
  • 17Podence
  • 20Jota
  • 22Beto
  • 23André Silva

Lithuania

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Setkus
  • 13MikoliunasBooked at 80mins
  • 3PalionisBooked at 27mins
  • 4Girdvainis
  • 19Andriuskevicius
  • 14Slivka
  • 20Simkus
  • 17KuklysSubstituted forMatuleviciusat 57'minutes
  • 11Novikovas
  • 22ChernykhSubstituted forKazlauskasat 81'minutes
  • 10GolubickasSubstituted forLasickasat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Zubas
  • 2Klimavicius
  • 5Jankauskas
  • 6Lasickas
  • 7Kasparavicius
  • 8Vaitkunas
  • 9Matulevicius
  • 12Cerniauskas
  • 15Matulevicius
  • 18Kazlauskas
  • 23Baravykas
Referee:
Ruddy Buquet
Attendance:
18,534

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamLithuania
Possession
Home72%
Away28%
Shots
Home32
Away2
Shots on Target
Home14
Away0
Corners
Home12
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portugal 6, Lithuania 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portugal 6, Lithuania 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Diogo Jota (Portugal).

  4. Post update

    Saulius Mikoliunas (Lithuania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by José Fonte (Portugal).

  6. Post update

    Deivydas Matulevicius (Lithuania) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Markus Palionis.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Justas Lasickas (Lithuania).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (Portugal) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Rúben Neves.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Donatas Kazlauskas (Lithuania).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Justas Lasickas (Lithuania) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. Diogo Jota replaces Cristiano Ronaldo.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ricardo Pereira (Portugal).

  14. Post update

    Donatas Kazlauskas (Lithuania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bruma (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gonçalo Paciência (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Lithuania. Donatas Kazlauskas replaces Fedor Chernykh.

  18. Booking

    Saulius Mikoliunas (Lithuania) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Bruma (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Saulius Mikoliunas (Lithuania).

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England76013362718
2Czech Rep75021310315
3Kosovo73221312111
4Montenegro8035322-193
5Bulgaria7034517-123

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine76101521319
2Portugal74212061414
3Serbia74121515013
4Luxembourg7115714-74
5Lithuania8017525-201

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands65011971215
2Germany65012061415
3Northern Ireland640287112
4Belarus7115412-84
5Estonia7016221-191

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland733164212
2Denmark63301651112
3Switzerland6321125711
4Georgia7223710-38
5Gibraltar6006219-170

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia7421146814
2Hungary740389-112
3Slovakia6312108210
4Wales62226608
5Azerbaijan6015514-91

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain86201951420
2Sweden8431189915
3Romania8422178914
4Norway82511310311
5Faroe Islands8107423-193
6Malta8107218-163

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland86111321119
2Austria85121771016
3North Macedonia83231011-111
4Slovenia8323138511
5Israel83231515011
6Latvia8008227-250

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France97112361722
2Turkey96211631320
3Iceland95131210216
4Albania94141612413
5Andorra9117318-154
6Moldova9108324-213

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium88003012924
2Russia87012742321
3Cyprus83141312110
4Scotland83051117-69
5Kazakhstan8215913-47
6San Marino8008043-430

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy88002532224
2Finland8503128415
3Armenia83141315-210
4Bos-Herze83141714310
5Greece8224913-48
6Liechtenstein8026225-232
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