Ronaldo's 87th-minute penalty after a foul on Rafa Silva meant he overtook Michel Platini for most European Championship goals scored, taking his tally to 10, after Raphael Guerreiro's deflected goal had given them the lead three minutes earlier
Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated becoming the first player to appear in five European Championships with a brace as they got their title defence off to a winning start with a 3-0 victory over a determined Hungary on Tuesday.
Ronaldo's 87th-minute penalty after a foul on Rafa Silva meant he overtook Michel Platini for most European Championship goals scored, taking his tally to 10, after Raphael Guerreiro's deflected goal had given them the lead three minutes earlier.
36y 130d - Cristiano Ronaldo has become the oldest player to score 2+ goals in a European Championship match, taking the record from Andriy Shevchenko, who was 35y 256d when he scored a brace against Sweden for Ukraine in 2012. Endurance. #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/Q9uIntM8Br— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 15, 2021
Ronaldo, who missed a sitter in the first half, then delivered the final blow to a spirited Hungary side with a goal after a brilliant Portugal move in stoppage time.
First player to play in 5 Euros.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 15, 2021
First player to score in 5 Euros.
Only 3 goals behind Ali Daei’s record for all-time international goal scorer.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a machine 🤖 pic.twitter.com/q0FIZsWPJI
Before Portugal's goal rush, Hungary thought they had snatched a first win over the visitors in their 14th meeting much to the delight of a packed stadium when Szabolcs Schon had the ball in the net. But the winger's effort was disallowed for offside in the build-up.
🔝 scorer in EURO qualifying history— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) June 15, 2021
🔝 scorer in EURO finals history
🆕 1st player to score in 5 EUROs
🤯 45 goals in last 43 internationals
🔜 3 goals shy of equalling the world record
🤔 The greatest European player in history? pic.twitter.com/MV0Lz5tf8f