LISBON (Dispatches) - Cristiano Ronaldo moved to within six goals of his international century when he scored in a 3-0 win over Luxembourg on Friday which kept the defending champions on course for the Euro 2020 finals.
The veteran star hit his 94th goal for the Portuguese and took his overall career tally to 699 when he found the target in the second half after Bernardo Silva had opened the scoring in the first period.
The three points kept Portugal in second place in Group B, five points behind Ukraine who defeated Lithuania 2-0.
Portugal went ahead at the Estadio Jose Alvalade home of Sporting Lisbon in the 16th minute.
Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo's effort was only parried by Luxembourg goalkeeper Anthony Moris and Manchester City midfielder Silva was on hand to sweep in the opener.
It was a second goal in three internationals for Silva who arrived in Portugal under a cloud having been charged with misconduct by the English Football Association over a controversial social media post comparing City teammate Benjamin Mendy with a black cartoon character.
******Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during a Euro 2020 group B qualifying soccer match between Portugal and Luxembourg at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Friday, Oct 11, 2019.