Euro 2020: Ronaldo sets new records as Portugal overpower Hungary

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on Tuesday as Portugal got their Euro 2020 campaign off to a flying start with a 3-0 thumping of Hungary.

The defending champions found Hungary a difficult nut to crack but a flurry of goals late in the game saw Portugal romping to three points and three goals.

After failing to find a way past the Hugarians in 85 minutes, Portugal were gifted a lifeline when Raphael Guerreiro scored after his shot was deflected into the net.

Ronaldo who had earlier on missed a big chance in the game notched from the spot then rounded off a brilliant passing move to bury the Hungarians in their own backyard.

The reigning European champions clearly dominated the first half but failed to convert their chances, with Ronaldo, Diogo Jota and Bernardo Silva all guilty of fluffing great chances.

Hungary’s hopes of causing an upset grew after the interval and they looked to have stunned holders Portugal when substitute Szabolcs Schon found the back of the Portugal net, only for it to be ruled out for offside.

Portugal took full advantage of their reprieve, with Raphael Guerreiro’s heavily deflected strike breaking the deadlock six minutes from time, laying the foundation for Ronaldo to steal the show.

On the day he became the first player to appear in five European Championships, Ronaldo overtook Michel Platini’s long-standing record goals tally of nine with a clinical penalty three minutes from time before rounding off Portugal’s perfect start with his second in stoppage-time after waltzing through the Hungarian defence.

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