15 November 2019 00:37
CRISTIANO RONALDO has declared himself fit to play for Portugal - after Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri claimed he is injured. 3 Ronaldo has declared himself fit for Portugal after Sarri said the forward was injured Credit: AFP or licensors Ronaldo netted his 700th career goal last month, doing so in Portugal colours, but he has scored only once in his last five appearances for Juve. Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored another treble, moving closer to 100 international goals, as he led the European champions to a 6-0 drubbing of Lithuania in a Euro 2020 qualifier on Thursday. Ronaldo, whose hat-trick was the 55th of his career and ninth for Portugal, has 98 goals and could become only the second player to score a century for his country after Iran's Ali Daei. Pizzi, Goncalo Paciencia and Bernardo Silva shared the other goals in the one-sided Group B match.
Portugal are in second place with 14 points, one ahead of Serbia, and will qualify if they win in Luxembourg on Sunday. Top 30 International goal scorers Show all 31 left Created with Sketch. Luis Suarez, Uruguay 58 goals (111 games) AFP/Getty 3/31 T-28. Imre Schlosser (not pictured), Hungary 59 goals (68 games) AFP via Getty Images 4/31 T-28. David Villa, Spain 59 goals (98 games) Getty Images 5/31 27.
Lionel Messi, Argentina 68 goals (136 games) Getty Images 13/31 T-18. Gerd Muller, Germany 68 goals (62 games) Getty Images 14/31 T-18. Carlos Ruiz, Guatemala 68 goals (133 games) AFP/Getty Images 15/31 T-15. Hossam Hassan, Egypt 70 goals (169 games) AFP/Getty Images 16/31 T-15. Stern John, Trinidad and Tobago 70 goals (115 games) AFP/Getty Images 17/31 T-15.
Piyapong Pue-on, Thailand 70 goals (100 games) AFP via Getty Images 18/31 T-11. Miroslav Klose, Germany 71 goals (137 games) Getty Images 19/31 T-11. Kiatusik Senamuang, Thailand 71 goals (134 games) AFP/Getty Images 20/31 T-11. Sunil Chhetri, India 72 goals (113 games) AFP/Getty Images 23/31 T-8. Sandor Kocsis, Hungary 75 goals (68 games) Getty Images 24/31 T-8. Bashar Abdullah, Kuwait 75 goals (134 games) AFP/Getty Images 25/31 7. Pele, Brazil 77 goals (92 games) AFP/Getty Images 26/31 6. Hussain Saeed (back row, fourth from left), Iraq 78 goals (137 games) AFP/Getty Images 27/31 5. Godfrey Chitalu (not pictured), Zambia 79 goals (111 games) AFP/Getty Images 28/31 4. Kunishige Kamamoto (white number 18, centre), Japan 80 goals (84 games) AFP/Getty Images 29/31 3. Ferenc Puskas, Hungary 84 goals (85 games) Getty Images 30/31 2. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal 96 goals (162 games) Getty Images 31/31 1. Ali Daei, Iran 109 goals (149 games) AFP/Getty Images Olivier Giroud scored the winning goal from the penalty spot as France beat Moldova 2-1 on Thursday to move ahead of Turkey in their European Championship qualifying group. Czech Republic punched their ticket to Euro 2020 by coming from behind to beat Kosovo 2-1 as Alex Kral scored one goal and set up another to give the hosts second spot in Group A on Thursday. Cristiano Ronaldo will have a chance to take his tally to 100 international goals when Portugal travel to Luxembourg on Sunday Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to 98 international goals as his hat-trick against Lithuania moved Portugal to within one win of a place at Euro 2020. The 34-year-old Juventus forward could become only the second man to reach 100 international goals if he scores twice against Luxembourg on Sunday. Ronaldo's ninth Portugal hat-trick - with seven of those coming since his 30th birthday - takes him to within 11 goals of Iran legend Ali Daei's world-record 109. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice as Serbia beat Luxembourg 3-2 to ensure the race for the second qualifying spot in Group B goes down to the final game. Cristiano Ronaldo and goals for Portugal, a match made in heaven. After tonight's 6-0 win over Lithuania, in which Portuguese legend scored his ninth international hat-trick, Ronaldo has now scored 98 goals for his country - a phenomenal record. That's because Ronaldo has now scored 46 goals in 45 games for his country since turning 30, ridiculous stuff. Portugal's other goals were scored by Pizzi, Goncalo Paciencia and Bernardo Silva to cap off another dominant performance from Fernando Santos' side. Ronaldo is now just 11 strikes of short of equalling Ali Daei's all-time international goal scoring record for Iran.