Cristiano Ronaldo made history with his 10th and 11th European Championship goals as Portugal saw off to open their Euro2020 campaign with a 3-0 win in Hungary.
Portuguese dominance was evident from minute one. Nonetheless, Giogo Jota and Ronaldo both missed glorious opportunities to open the scoring before half-time.
The second half was considerably more competitive, and it was actually Hungary who came the closest to breaking the deadlock with ten minutes left. Loic Nego passed to fellow substitute Szabolcs Schon, and the 20-year-old slotted past Rui Patricio. Despite the underdogs’ celebrations, the offside flag stayed up following a VAR review.
The opening goal would come in the 85th minute with Portugal scoring. As Raphael Guerreiro went for the loose ball, Rafael’s cut-back went to him, but the left-back’s effort squirmed agonizingly into the bottom corner. Ronaldo scored from 12 yards out after Willi Orban brought Rafa to earth in the box, becoming the tournament’s top scorer.
The Portuguese legend grabbed his brace by collecting Silva’s pass, rounding Peter Gulacsi and tapping into an empty net with staggering composure.
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