Captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals to take his international tally to 93, as Portugal beat Lithuania 5-1 in their Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday.
It was Ronaldo’s eighth hat-trick for his country and the 54th of his career.
After the match, Fernando Santos couldn’t help but wax lyrical about his superstar – watch his thoughts in the video above.
Midfielder William Carvalho completed the victory for Portugal, while Vytautas Andriuskevicius was on target for Lithuania.
Portugal remain second in Group B with eight points, five behind leaders Ukraine with one game in hand.
Serbia are third, Lithuania lie bottom on one point.
Portugal head coach Fernando Santos praised star man Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifier against Lithuania.
The Juventus forward now has 89 goals in 159 run-outs for his country and will aim to add to this tally on Tuesday.
Watch the video above …
Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix and the rest of Fernando Santos’ Portugal squad continued their preparations on Tuesday ahead of their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Serbia and Lithuania.
Santos’ side, who hosted and won the inaugural UEFA Nations League finals in June, have endured a difficult start to their Group B campaign – with two home draws against Ukraine and Serbia.
Those results have left Portugal in fourth place in the five-team Group B on two points – eight points behind Ukraine who have played two games more, and two points behind Luxembourg and Serbia.
The European champions now face potentially difficult trips to Serbia and Lithuania on September 7 and 10 respectively, and will need Ronaldo and Felix to find their goalscoring touch to kick-start Portugal’s qualifying campaign.
Watch them train above: