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Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick to move within two goals of historic landmark

(CNN)Cristiano Ronaldo is now just two goals shy of reaching an astonishing century after the superstar netted yet another hat-trick in Portugal's 6-0 demolition of Lithuania Thursday. The forward's treble ensured his side is now just one win away from Euro 2020 qualification, which it can secure against Luxembourg Sunday. Ronaldo, who has now scored 98 goals for his country, will also have the chance to become only the second man in history to reach 100 international goals.The 34-year-old needs just 11 more to reach the world record of 109 goals, held by legendary Iran striker Ali Daei.His latest hat-trick was his ninth in a Portugal shirt and he showed no signs of the knee problems seemingly hampering his playing time at Juventus in rece ...
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