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90' + 2'
William Carvalho
Goal
1 - 5
76'
Cristiano Ronaldo
Bernardo Silva
1 - 4
65'
Cristiano Ronaldo
Bernardo Silva
1 - 3
61'
Cristiano Ronaldo
Rafa Silva
1 - 2
28'
V. Andriuškevičius
M. Kuklys
1 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
34% 65%
3
11
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 14
Total Passes 375 729
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Ukraine UKR Ukraine 8 6 2 0 17 4 +13 20 D W W W W
2 Portugal POR Portugal 8 5 2 1 22 6 +16 17 W W L W W
3 Serbia SRB Serbia 8 4 2 2 17 17 0 14 D W W W L
4 Luxembourg LUX Luxembourg 8 1 1 6 7 16 -9 4 L L L L L
5 Lithuania LTU Lithuania 8 0 1 7 5 25 -20 1 L L L L L

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Commentary

That's all for tonight though, goodbye!  
The scoreline does fail to reflect the first-half performance from Lithuania though. They superbly managed to come in at half time level after conceding very few chances and capitalising on their set-piece opportunities. Ultimately, they ran out of steam - but there were positives to take going forward. For Portugal, they gain the win they expected and march closer towards a spot at the European Championships!
Well, Portugal certainly stepped up their performance in the second period! After going in level at the break they put in a tremendous display. Lithuania's resolve held up until Setkus spilled Ronaldo's tame long-range effort into the net and then the floodgates opened. Ronaldo brought his tally up to four after a cute flick from a Silva cross and then a calm finish after Silva again picked him out in the penalty area. Finally, Carvalho made it five, rolling home after a clever set-piece.    
90' + 3' FULL TIME: Lithuania 1-5 Portugal  
William Carvalho
Goal
90' + 2' Portugal get five! Another intricate corner routine produces a scramble in the box, from which Carvalho pokes past the despairing Setkus! 
90' + 1' Portugal win a corner after excellent work from the tireless Carvalho down the right. They go short and eventually work it to Neves who forces a smart save from Setkus, who tips the ball acrobatically over the bar.    
90' The referee adds on three minutes of stoppage time. 
Pizzi
Bernardo Silva
89' Silva earns a rest and makes way for Pizzi after a majestic creative display in this second 45.  
87' Mikoliunas unleashes a shot from 35 yards, but it's mishit and dribbles easily towards Patricio.  
85' Lithuania win a corner after Slivka's deep cross is nodded behind by Neves. The delivery harmlessly swings out towards the back post and misses everyone though.  
83' A Joao Felix effort from 25 yards sails comfortably into Setkus's arms. The game's just beginning to lose its intensity now.  
81' Lithuania have never really overcome the shock of conceding the second goal. They've been far too open since then and Portugal have punished them ruthlessly.  
Gonçalo Guedes
Cristiano Ronaldo
79' Ronaldo's work is done here: he's replaced by Guedes after a supremely clinical performance. 
D. Kazlauskas
O. Verbickas
78' Verbickas comes off for Kazlauskas as Lithuania search for more energy in midfield.
Bernardo Silva
Assist
77' Ronaldo will take the plaudits here, but Silva's been exceptional - he collects his second assist with a beautifully weighted pass. 
Cristiano Ronaldo
Goal
76' FOUR FOR RONALDO AND PORTUGAL! Silva finds plenty of space in behind Lithuania's midfield again, and this time he drives towards goal before slipping Ronaldo clean through, where he applies a simple finish beyond Setkus!   
73' Portugal go close again! A mazy run from Guerreiro ends with a selfless cut back to Joao Felix six yards out, but he can only clip his finish over the bar.  
71' Ronaldo's managed to fire off six shots today. Ultimately, if you want to keep a clean sheet against Portugal you can't allow their talisman those opportunities.   
A. Žulpa
M. Kuklys
69'  Kuklys makes way for Zulpa in the heart of the home side's midfield.   
68' Joao Felix almost makes it four! Portugal have been rampant since taking the lead and this time it's Joao Felix who latches onto a through ball only to see his powerful near-post effort repelled by a fine Setkus save.  
D. Petravičius
K. Laukžemis
66' Laukzemis is replaced by Petravicius in a like-for-like change up top.
Bernardo Silva
Assist
66' Silva's been lively in this half, and he gets his reward with an assist for another superb delivery from the right. 
Cristiano Ronaldo
Goal
65' 3-1 PORTUGAL! Ronaldo looks like he's wrapped this one up! Silva swings in another expertly measured cross, and this time Ronaldo's on hand to nudge a cute flick beyond Setkus.  
63' That'll be hard for Lithuania - and Setkus - to take. After defending so stoutly, they've surrendered that goal cheaply.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Goal
61' PORTUGAL TAKE THE LEAD! Setkus makes a huge mistake after all his promising work! Ronaldo takes a speculative shot at an angle from 25 yards that dribbles harmlessly towards goal, but Setkus spills it up into the air and when it comes down it glances off his head and in! A truly bizarre goal! 
Rafa Silva
Assist
61' Rafa played the final pass before that hopeful effort from Ronaldo, but I'm not sure either of them expected that to be the result! 
60' Another big chance for Portugal! A sweeping move finds its way to Silva on the right edge of the penalty area. His chipped cross is perfect for Joao Felix, but he can't quite contort his body to poke past Setkus.  
58' Lithuania win a corner but wastefully loop it straight into Patricio's grasp. He bowls the ball out quickly, creating a swift counter-attack that culminates with Silva firing straight at Setkus from 12 yards at an angle.   
Rafa Silva
Bruno Fernandes
56' Fernandes is replaced by Rafa as Portugal look for a change of emphasis going forward against this stubborn Lithuanian backline.    
54' A brief foray forward from the home side ends with Laukzemis taking a speculative effort from distance that goes well over the bar.  
52' Cancelo has been the architect of many of Portugal's chances so far. Lithuania have allowed him to patrol the right flank unencumbered and they need to close him down more effectively to hold on.  
50' Portugal almost take the lead! Cancelo continues where he left off and whips in a cross from the byline that finds Joao Felix in acres of space. The young forward measures a side-footed effort towards the far corner but it rolls inches wide!  
48' Portugal had 13 shots in the first half, but only five of those were on target. They'll be looking to convert their possession into much better chances in the second 45. 
47' Portugal are zipping the ball around intently so far in his half. They look committed to finding a breakthrough as soon as possible here. 
45' Lithuania get the second period underway attacking from left to right.  
Nevertheless, Setkus has needed to produce an inspired performance to stop Portugal from scoring a second. Lithuania will need to put together another disciplined 45 minutes and ride their luck to come away with a point here.   
Well, Lithuania have produced a wonderfully spirited display in the first period. The teams go in level after the hosts confounded the group standings to limit Portugal to few chances, whilst creating a few openings for themselves. Portugal took the lead through a Ronaldo penalty after Mikoliunas was unfortunate to handle a Joao Felix cross. But the home side levelled shortly after when Andriuskevicius cushioned a header in off the post from a corner.  
45' + 1' HALF TIME: Lithuania 1-1 Portugal 
44' Cancelo stands a cross up to the back post, but it's ever so slightly too high for Carvalho who can only nod it tamely over the bar. 
42' Lithuania will be thrilled if they can go into half time at 1-1. They've executed their game plan strictly, but would benefit from refreshing their tiring legs. 
41' Portugal examine the Lithuania defence once more with a series of lateral passes 30 yards from goal. As soon as Fernandes takes an errant touch, Slivka's onto him to win back the ball and fend off the away side again.   
39' Ronaldo plays a quick one-two with Joao Felix, before opening up space to shoot from a central position 20 yards out, but his effort's scuffed harmlessly out for a goal kick.   
37' Portugal have forced Setkus into four saves so far - and he's responded wonderfully to keep the scores level. Lithuania won't be able to rely on their acrobatic shot-stopper forever though you feel.   
36' Portugal go close again! Joao Felix is afforded far too much space on the left flank, and he latches onto a Fonte diagonal before firing a venomous shot across goal from 18 yards that Setkus stretches to just tip wide of his post.   
34' Another fine save from Setkus! Joao Felix takes another swirling long-range shot for Portugal and once again, Setkus is forced to parry away the ball close to his top corner.
32' Cancelo is causing Lithuania all kinds of problems right now. He opts to hammer a delivery across the face of goal on this occasion, and somehow, it avoids everyone and passes out for a throw-in.   
30' Super save from Setkus! Cancelo cuts inside this time, and fires off a shot on his weaker foot that arrows towards the near post. Setkus reacts to this unorthodox effort superbly though and pushes it wide!   
M. Kuklys
Assist
28' Kuklys' corners have caused problems in the opening half-hour, and Lithuania make it count eventually by attacking this one brilliantly.  
V. Andriuškevičius
Goal
28' LITHUANIA EQUALISE! What a moment for the home side! They sustain the pressure following the Laukzemis chance and eventually force a corner. From it, Andriuskevicius rises highest and nudges a deft header towards goal that slips in off the far post!  
25' Almost an equaliser for the hosts! Slivka gets in behind once more and leathers a ball across the face of goal that narrowly misses the onrushing Laukzemis. If he made contact it would have been a certain goal!
23' Silva swings in an inviting cross towards an unmarked Ronaldo at the back post. But the Juventus forward attempts an extravagant volley and fails to connect with the ball completely.   
21' Ronaldo cracks off a shot out wide from 25 yards that narrowly drifts wide of the far post. Portugal are just beginning to quicken the tempo and cause Lithuania problems here.  
19' Fonte meets the resulting corner firmly at the near post, but his header spins across the face of goal and wide.   
18' Almost a second for Portugal! The away side spread the play from left to right in a flowing move, before Cancelo's low cross is deflected towards goal by Girdvanis, prompting a wonderful save low to Setkus's left.   
16' Lithuania win possession high up the pitch, presenting Verbickas with an opportunity to cross but his delivery is calmly cleared by Dias. 
14' Portugal enjoy a spell of possession in their own half, starving the home side of the ball.
12' Lithuania have started well here, despite the score. They've attacked purposefully with numbers and were unfortunate to give away a penalty in a non-threatening position. 
10' Ronaldo finds a pocket of space on the break and runs at the backtracking Lithuania defence before firing a powerful shot from distance well over the bar.  
8' Lithuania respond enthusiastically with a neat interchange down the right that releases Slivka in behind. His cross is turned behind though, and the resulting corner evades everyone and loops out of play.   
Cristiano Ronaldo
Penalty Goal
7' GOAL PORTUGAL! Ronaldo steps up, sends Setkus the wrong way, and Portugal take the early lead they were expecting! 
5' Penalty to Portugal! Some devious trickery from Joao Felix towards the byline opens up space for a cross that Mikoliunas handles!  
3' Lithuania go close! What a start that would have been! Some tidy work from Mikoliunas ends with a low driven cross to the front post that Slivka cushions over the bar from six yards. Anything on target there and Patricio would have been in trouble!   
1' Cancelo immediately makes progress down the right flank, before linking up with Carvalho towards the byline to win the first corner of the match. The delivery doesn't beat the first man and Lithuania regroup.   
1' Portugal get us underway attacking from left to right.   
The players emerge from the tunnel to begin their respective anthems. Kick off is seconds away!
Lithuania’s position as underdogs is underlined by their torrid recent run of form. They’re winless since July 2018 and their last victory was against Sri Lanka 12 matches ago – naturally, Portugal will be expecting a comfortable win. 
Lithuania line up in a compact shape, evidently hoping to restrict the away side’s chances and frustrate them. Portugal, on the other hand, are opening up with an expansive 4-3-3, with the triumvirate of Ronaldo, Felix and Silva up top looking particularly ominous.   
SUBS: Renato Sanches, Danilo Pereira, Diogo Jota, Jose Sa, Daniel Carrico, Ferro, Mario Rui, Rafa, Beto, Joao Moutinho, Goncalo Guedes, Pizzi.
PORTUGAL (4-3-3): Rui Patricio; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Jose Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro; William Carvalho, Ruben Neves, Bruno Fernandes; Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronalo, Joao Felix.  
SUBS: Giedrius Matulevicius, Emilijus Zubas, Linas Klimavicius, Paulius Golubickas, Arturas Zulpa, Algis Jankauskas, Deimantas Petravicius, Egidijus Vaitkunas, Rolandas Baravykas, Donatas Kazlauskas, Vytautas Cerniauskas.  
LITHUANIA (4-1-4-1): Ernestas Setkus; Saulius Mikoliunas, Markus Palionis, Edvinas Girdvainis, Vytautas Andriuskevicius; Vykintas Slivka, Modestas Vorobjovas, Domantas Simkus, Mantas Kuklys, Ovidijus Verbickas; Karolis Laukzemis. 
Hello and welcome to coverage of this European Championship Qualifying fixture between Lithuania and Portugal. The hosts come into this one stranded at the bottom of Group B and face a huge task to avoid defeat against the reigning champions. Portugal, meanwhile, are fresh off a wild 4-2 victory over Serbia and will be looking to cut into Ukraine’s eight-point lead at the top of the group here.