Portugal make winning start to Euro defence

2021-06-16 10:40:12 1290

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to seal a 3-0 victory for Portugal in their opening Euro 2020 outing in Budapest.

Hungary looked set to secure an unlikely draw on home soil in front of 60,000 fans but Portugal's class eventually shone through.

Raphael Guerreiro broke the deadlock in the 84th minute when his shot deflected home off defender Willi Orban.

Ronaldo made history when slotting home from the penalty spot three minutes later, scoring his 10th goal in the competition and surpassing Michel Platini's previous record of nine.

Fifty-three players have scored at more than one EURO but, not for the first time, Cristiano Ronaldo is in a world of his own.Most EURO final tournaments scored in 5 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020).Ronaldo managed two goals at EURO 2004, one in 2008, three apiece in 2012 and 2016, and now two more at 2020 to move well clear of seven players who had scored at three EUROs (see the list at the bottom of this article). He is also the only player to have netted three times or more at multiple EUROs.