Portugal beat Lithuania by 5-1 in their Euro 2020 qualifier. The Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo gave the best performance of his life against the European Champions. He scored four goals at the time when the game turned frustrating.
Ronaldo’s superb performance
The 34-year old captain was playing his 161st international match of his football career when he gave a fantastic performance by delivering his eighth hat-trick for his team. It was the 54th remarkable match of his career that escaped Portugal from defeat.
What Portuguese coach said about Ronaldo?
Portugal coach Fernando Santos said that Ronaldo was the best player in the world and that it was proved beyond doubt. The coach seemed very happy and impressed from the performance of the captain.
Highlights of the match
• Portugal with 8 points became second in Group B
• It is 5 points behind Ukraine
• Lithuania is down with 1 point after the defeat
• Lithuania goalkeeper Ernestas Setkus gave an excellent performance
Turning point in the game
Lithuania team gave striking performance in the beginning and the match seemed to be going against Portugal. At one time, the Portuguese team became frustrated until their captain Ronaldo charged and changed the game with his superb performance.