Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Robbie Keane's European qualifiers goals record after Lithuania win

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Robbie Keane's European qualifiers goals record after Lithuania win

- Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken Ireland legend Robbie Keane as the top scorer on the European qualifiers goals record's chart

- The Irish football legend led the Portuguese with three goals before their qualification game against Lithuania

- Ronaldo however scored four goals to ensure he leads the former Spurs star with one goal

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was on fire in Portugal's 5-2 victory over Lithuania in their Euro 2020 qualifier at the LFF Stadium earlier this week.

The 34-year-old forward scored four goals within regulation period to ensure the defending champions cruise to convincing win away from home.

Before the match, Ronaldo was three goals behind Robbie Keane - who held the European qualifiers goals record with 23 goals.

The five time Balon d'Or winner however became the new record holder scoring 24 goals in the qualification process - one more than the former Liverpool star.

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Keane, earlier before the game posted on social media that: "I think you have enough records @cristiano... Leave this one, ended it with an crying emoji.

But the former Manchester United seems unconcerned with the plea as he went ahead to net four times before the blast of the final whistle.

Ronaldo grabbed his first goal of the match through penalty in the eighth minute and completed his quadruple in the game in the second half.

SunSport however reports that the former Real Madrid forward is just 16 behind Iran legend Ali Dael's incredible record for most international goals with 109 strikes.

Reacting after the feat, Ronaldo said: "I'm having a good time, but the team was doing very well too.

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"I am happy and enjoying this moment, not because I scored the goals, but because of the level we have been able to demonstrate in recent years.

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"It is up to me to continue helping the national team. "The hardest thing was winning in Serbia, and it was important to continue with a triumph here.

"We are closer, we have two games – one at home and one away – and I think if we win one of those matches it's enough."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo was on target four times as Portugal thrashed Lithuania 5-1.

The Juventus superstar was broke the 23 goals record previously held by Irish football legend Robbie Keane.

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