Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted in Juventus for two times last week. Portuguese players could not stand criticism and decided to answer haters against Lithuania.
Portugal still has not to spot in Euro 2020. Cristiano’s team could win the National League and got the trophy, but it does give the team a place in Euro 2020. Ronaldo’s team still has to take the first or second spot to qualify for Euro.
Portugal and Serbia, both teams have a chance to qualify for Euro 2020. Ukraine is already in the Euro tournament as Andrey’s team advanced from the first spot. Portugal needed Ronaldo’s perfect form, and Forward decided to deliver an unforgettable match.
1st half of the game
Fernando Santos started the game with three attackers in front. Santos gave a chance to Pacienca. He was played as a center forward. Cristiano Ronaldo was a right-winger, and Bernando Silva was on the left-wing.
Joao Felix was a significant player for Portugal, but Atletico’s winger is injured. He could not help the team, so Santos replaced him with Pizzi.
In the 7th minute, Portugal got a chance to score a goal from the penalty spot. Cristiano Ronaldo took the responsibility and successfully converted the penalty kick into the goal. In just 15 minutes, Cristiano scored his second goal. Juventus player got assistance from Bruno and decided to shoot outside the penalty area. He was successful enough to score double in the first half.
2nd half of the match
We saw four goals from Portugal in the second half. Lithuania could not even shot on target two times for the whole 90 minutes.
Bruno Fernandes gave a pass to Pizzi on 52nd minute, and Pizzi scored third for Portugal. In just two minutes, Portugal increased lead to four goals. After providing an assist to Cristiano Ronaldo, Paciencia scored a goal. Portugal’s forward got assistance from Bernardo Silva.
Fernando Santos players could score two more goals. First, Manchester City’s Silva was unbeaten, and then he assisted to Ronaldo.
Overall, Cristiano Ronaldo scored another hat-trick for the national team. Keep in mind that Ronaldo sits flat on 98 goals for international duty. He has a chance to score 100 in these Euro qualifications. Portugal has a crucial away match (last one) in Luxemburg. If Cristiano scores 2, he will reach 100 goals threshold.