Euro 2020: Ronaldo Makes History As Portugal Beat Hungary
Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time top European Championship goal-scorer as holders Portugal started their campaign with a 3-0 win over Hungary in Budapest.
Ronaldo converted an 87th-minute penalty for his 10th goal in the competition, overtaking France’s Michel Platini on nine goals.
His 11th came only a few minutes later when he took the ball around goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi for Portugal’s third.
The 36-year-old has now scored at five different European Championship finals tournaments and has 106 goals for his country in total, leaving him just three away from matching Iranian Ali Daei‘s all-time international scoring record of 109.
“I am really grateful to the team for helping me to score twice and be named man of the match,” Ronaldo said.
Hungary had looked on course for an unlikely draw against the defending champions until they conceded three times late on.
The deadlock was broken in the 84th minute when Raphael Guerreiro‘s shot with the outside of the foot took a massive deflection off defender Willi Orban to break Hungary’s brave resistance.
The result looked comprehensive, but Portugal had to work hard to defeat their opponents in front of more than 60,000 fans which is the biggest attendance of the tournament so far.