Ronaldo breaks Euros record with four-goal haul in Portugal rout


Cristiano Ronaldo is now the top scorer in European qualifiers history.

The forward netted four goals for Portugal in their European Championships qualifier against Lithuania on Tuesday night.

Ronaldo, who has 24 goals in European qualifiers, has now broke Robbie Keane’s record of 23 strikes.

Portugal dominated against Lithuania, with Ronaldo leading the way in a 5-1 rout.

The Juventus star opened the scoring from the penalty spot after just seven minutes.

Three goals in 15 minutes in the second half saw Ronaldo break Keane’s goalscoring record.

William Carvalho added another in the 92nd minute as Portugal secured all three points in Lithuania.

Ronaldo’s exploits come on the day his Juventus wages were revealed.

The Portugal star is earning three times more than any other Serie A player.

In figures published by Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo pockets £28m (€31m) per year at Juventus, which works out at around £538,000-a-week.

The Portugal star earns £21m (€25m) more than the second-highest earner in Matthijs de Ligt.

De Ligt, who quit Ajax for the Italian champions in the summer transfer window, earns £7m (€8m) (plus £3.5m (€4m) in bonuses).

Former Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku makes up the top three.