Euro2020: Cristiano Ronaldo Stars In Portugal Win. Portugal started their Euro 2020 campaign with a 3-0 victory over Hungary, including goals from Raphael Guerreiro and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Hungarians put up a gallant fight against the defending champions, but Guerreiro and Ronaldo scored late goals to give Fernando Santos’ side all three points.
Portugal made a strong start to the game, creating multiple chances to score in the first half. During the opening 45 minutes of the game, Diogo Jota appeared to be Portugal’s biggest attacking danger, forcing Peter Gulacsi to make a couple of excellent stops.
⏰ RESULT ⏰
🔥 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time EURO top scorer
🇵🇹 Ronaldo nets twice in Portugal win; Guerreiro also on target
Who did it best? 🤔#EURO2020
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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the all-time leading goalscorer in the European Championships
With his late brace against Hungary, Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time leading goalscorer in the men’s European Championship. The Portuguese striker scored his tenth goal of the competition from the penalty spot, surpassing France’s Michel Platini, who had nine goals.
Just a few minutes later, the 37-year-old took the ball around Peter Gulacsi and buried it in the back of the net to give his team an important victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player in men’s European Championship history to score 10 goals in the competition.
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Hungary: Gulacsi (8), Botka (6), Orban (7), A. Szalai (7), Lovrencsics (6), Kleinheisler (7), Nagy (6), Schafer (7), Fiola (6), Szalai (6), Sallai (6).
Subs: Nego (5), Siger (5), Schon (6).
Portugal: Patricio (7), Semedo (6), Dias (7), Pepe (8), Guerreiro (7), Danilo (6), Carvalho (6), Fernandes (6), Ronaldo (8), Jota (6), B. Silva (6).
Subs: Rafa Silva (5), Sanches (n/a)
Man of the Match: Cristiano Ronaldo.