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Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Euro Qualifying Goal Record

Cristiano Ronaldo's four goals for Portugal against Lithuania move him ahead of Robbie Keane as the highest ever scorer in Euro qualifiers

Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Euro Qualifying Goal Record
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the Euro 2020 group B qualifying soccer match between Lithuania and Portugal at LFF stadium in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.
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Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Euro Qualifying Goal Record

Cristiano Ronaldo added another record to his collection after becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in European Championship qualifiers. (More Football News)

Ronaldo, 34, scored four goals as Portugal routed Lithuania 5-1 in Euro 2020 qualifying to take his tally to 25 goals.

It moved the Juventus superstar ahead of Robbie Keane, who netted 23 goals in European qualifying during his international career for the Republic of Ireland.

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Keane had even jokingly begged the Portugal star to leave this record with him, writing on Instagram: "I think you have enough records @cristiano."

But within seven minutes Ronaldo had his first of the night from the penalty spot before adding three further goals to take his overall international tally to 93.

Ronaldo further strengthened his position as Europe's all-time leading international scorer, with footballing great Ferenc Puskas nine behind.

It was also Ronaldo's eighth international hat-trick for the reigning European champions and Nations League winners.

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