Ronaldo scores four goals to close on all-time record

Europe By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 11/09/2019

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals in the 5-1 thrashing of Lithuania in their Euro 2020 qualifying matches as he moved close to the all-time record of Iranian player Ali Daei’s of most international goals.

Ali Daei scored a total of 109 international goals for Iran and Ronaldo is just 16 goals shy of that record, the Juventus star scored his 90th, 91st, 92nd and 93rd goals of his international career in Lithuania, he opened the account with a penalty in the first half before scoring a hat trick in the second half.

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Ronaldo has scored three goals or more for the 54th time of his career and the feat marks the eighth time for Portugal. He would hope for more as he chases the 16 goals to break Daei’s record of most international goals.

Real Betis midfielder Wiliam Carvalho was also on the score sheet too, with the result Portugal is second place behind the group leader Ukraine.