Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo sets new record as Portugal kick-off title defence with win over Hungary

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a Brace in Portugal’s late victory over Hungary in Budapest to become the highest goal scorer in men’s European Championship history with 11 goals; he made a record appearance at the Euro on the same night tournament.

After playing out a goalless first half, Portugal, the tournament’s reigning champions, almost looked set on kicking off their title defence in an embarrassing way before Raphael Guerreiro broke the deadlock in the 84th minute.

Ronaldo doubled the lead in the 87th-minute with a penalty for his 10th goal in the competition, overtaking France’s Michel Platini’s record of nine goals.

He took his tally to 11 goals overall a few minutes later when he circled around Hungary’s goalkeeper, Peter Gulacsi, for his second of the night and Portugal’s third.

Hungary will welcome France to Budapest on Saturday for their next Group F game, while Germany will play host to Portugal on the same day.

In the other Group F game of the night, France defeats Germany 1-0, thanks to Hummel’s own goal.

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