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Euro 2020 roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick fires Portugal to verge of finals

Euro 2020 roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick fires Portugal to verge of finals

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his ninth international hat-trick, moving to 98 goals for his country, as Portugal thumped Lithuania 6-0 in a Euro 2020 qualifier.

The Portugal captain, whose treble was the 55th of his career, could become only the second player to score a century for his country after Iran’s Ali Daei. Ronaldo showed no sign of the knee problem that led to him being substituted in his previous two games for Juventus – prompting an angry reaction on the second occasion. Pizzi, Gonçalo Paciência and Bernardo Silva shared the other goals in the one-sided Group B match.
Courtesy: The Guardian

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