Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal saw off Lithuania 6-0 to get back on track in their bid to qualify for Euro 2020.
Juventus forward Ronaldo was a surprise starter after being substituted before the hour in his club’s last Serie A outing against AC Milan, but he showed no signs of fatigue as he reached 98 goals for his country.
Portugal lost 2-1 to Ukraine last month but were comfortable winners at Estadio Algarve on Thursday, with Goncalo Paciencia, Pizzi and Bernardo Silva also on target for the hosts.
The reigning European champions remain second in Group B, a point better off than Serbia – 3-2 winners over Luxembourg – ahead of the final round of qualifying fixtures.
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