Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored his 9th International Hat-trick for Portugal in the 6-0 thrashing of Lithuania on Thursday, November 14, 2019, MySportDab reports.
The goals take Ronaldo up to 98 on the all-time international scoring charts, while Lionel Messi lags behind on 68 with Argentina.
Ronaldo is now just 16 goals behind Iranian football legend Ali Daei, who scored 109 times for his country during his storied career.
The game with Lithuania was a big one for Portugal, who are second in the Group with 14 points, behind Ukraine on 19 points.
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⚽️⚽️⚽️ RONALDO COMPLETES HIS HAT-TRICK 🇵🇹 🇵🇹 🇵🇹
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) November 14, 2019