Cristiano Ronaldo discovered the web twice for Portugal in opposition to Hungary.© AFP
Cristiano Ronaldo turned the all-time high scorer within the historical past of the European Championship with a late penalty in Portugal’s opening Euro 2020 recreation in opposition to Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday. Ronaldo’s strike, which put the title holders 2-0 up with three minutes left, was his tenth within the European Championship finals, unfold throughout 5 tournaments going again to 2004. Ronaldo then added one other purpose in stoppage time, his eleventh Euros strike securing a 3-0 win within the Group F match.
Ronaldo, on the age of 36, beats the earlier mark of 9 set by France’s Michel Platini.
All of Platini’s objectives got here in France’s triumphant Euro marketing campaign on dwelling soil in 1984.
In distinction Ronaldo scored twice at Euro 2004 when Portugal misplaced within the last to Greece as hosts, then added one in 2008, three in 2012 and three extra when the Selecao gained the trophy in 2016.
He now has 106 objectives altogether for his nation, leaving him simply three objectives away from equalling the all-time worldwide scoring report of 109 held by Iran’s Ali Daei.
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