Ronaldo scored two goals to become the European Championship’s leading goal scorer.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer at the European Championships after two goals in the last minutes helped holders Portugal beat Hungary 3-0 in their Group F opener on Tuesday.
Ronaldo currently has 11 goals in the competition, taking sole ownership of the record he recently imparted to France’s Michel Platini on nine.
Portugal broke the halt in a game they overwhelmed with a Ronaldo penalty. A subsequent effort added to the final score, which was brutal on Hungary, who buckled down before a pressed Puskas Arena in Budapest – the only stadium to be filled at the Euros due to the Covid pandemic.
Ronaldo then, at that point put down his name in the record books with a goal from the spot after Willi Orban fouled Rafa Silva in the box.
The Portuguese hotshot then, at that point scored his 106th goal for Portugal and reduced the gap to Iranian Ali Daei’s record (109) of the all-time men’s global top goalscorer.
“It was important to win, it was a difficult game,” Ronaldo said. “I’m grateful to the team for helping me to score two goals and be the Man of the Match. Now we must go on.”
Portugal currently leads Group F or the so-called “group of death” on goal difference after World Cup titleholders France beat Germany 1-0.
Cristiano Ronaldo also becomes the first player to appear and score in 5 consecutive Euro final tournaments, another feather in the cap of one of the greatest players to grace the beautiful game.