BRI NEWS Ronaldo scores four as Portugal crush Lithuania 5-1

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Ronaldo scores four as Portugal crush Lithuania 5-1

Xinhua

13:53, September 13, 2019

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VILNIUS, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Cristiano Ronaldo's four goals helped Euro 2016 champions Portugal crush Lithuania 5-1 in Euro 2020 qualifying Group B here on Tuesday.

Ronaldo opened his account in the seventh minute with a penalty after Joao Felix had been fouled, though Vytautas Andriuskevicius leveled things up for the hosts in the 28th minute.

Portugal raised their game in the second half, with 34-year-old Ronaldo bagging three more goals with Bernardo Silva laying on two assists. Midfielder William Carvalho's close range shot completed the 5-1 rout in stoppage time.

It was Portugal's second consecutive qualifying victory after they had beaten Serbia 4-2 on Saturday. Those wins have vaulted them to second place in the Group B standings, five points behind leaders Ukraine with one game in hand.

Portugal's next match is at home to Luxembourg on October 11.

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