The evergreen 34-year-old scored a very first-half penalty and a second-half hat-trick to take his tally for his nation to 93, just 16 behind Iranian legend Ali Daei’s total of 109.
Portugal’s five-1 win moved the reigning European champion up into the second automatic qualifying spot in Group B, 5 points behind leader Ukraine.
Considering that turning 31, Ronaldo has scored 38 targets in 37 games for his nation compared to the 55 targets in 123 games prior to his 31st birthday.
It was also the Portuguese talisman’s eighth international hat-trick, six of which have come considering the fact that he turned 31, even though Lithuania is the 40th diverse nation Ronaldo has discovered the net against.
Elsewhere, England beat Kosovo five-three in a thrilling encounter as Gareth Southgate’s side maintained its 100% start off to Euro 2020 qualifying.
England led convincingly at half time, recovering from an early defensive lapse that saw Kosovo take the lead soon after 35 seconds to go into the break five-1 up.
Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, a Mergim Vojvoda personal objective and a Jadon Sancho brace — the teenager’s very first targets for his nation — gave England a commanding lead following Michael Keane’s error that gifted Valon Berisha the opening objective.
But yet another two defensive errors early in the second half saw the going to side get to inside two courtesy of Berisha’s second and Vedat Muriqi’s penalty and, in truth, Kosovo could have had much more.
Meanwhile, defending planet champion France eased previous Andorra with a three- victory, regardless of Antoine Griezmann missing his second penalty in 4 days.
Kingsley Coman, Clement Lenglet and Wissam Ben Yedder scored for the host, despite the fact that France drops to second in the table due to its head-to-head record against Group H leader Turkey.