Portugal started the campaign of the Euro Cup (UEFA Euro 2020) with a big victory. Cristiano Ronaldo & Co. beat Hungary 3-0 in Budapest, Hungary on Tuesday. Ronaldo, the captain of the last champion team, returned to the Puskas Stadium. He once again explained to the whole world why he was called the emperor of goals in the European Games.
Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record. Even before he took to the field, statisticians became accustomed to statistics. Portugal begins their Euro Cup (UEFA Euro 2020) campaign in Budapest, Hungary on Tuesday. Last year’s champions faced Hungary in the first match. And as soon as he landed on the field, the Portuguese captain Ronaldo wrote his name on the record book. The pair set a unique precedent for CR Seven. Witnesses returned to Puskas Stadium.
Portugal, who had 80 percent ball possession throughout the match, wasted multiple chances in the first half. The disciples of Fernando Santos left the field regretting not finishing before the break despite playing with the ultimate dominance. Ronaldo missed the sitter, especially just before the break. The storm in the net! Twitter users began to question how Ronaldo missed this goal!
In the second half, Portugal showed why they were last year’s champions. In the 64th minute, Rafael Guerrero’s shot hit the foot of the Hungarian defender and the goal was opened in deflection, opening the way for Portugal’s goal. Then Portugal got a penalty in 6 minutes. Needless to say, Ronaldo made no mistake in breaking the net. Ronaldo continued his work for an extra five minutes when Portugal stormed into the opponent’s box. Playing a short one-two, Ronaldo scored his second and third goal of the match and buried the last nail in the coffin of Hungary. He also broke Michel Platini’s record by scoring 10 goals as the first footballer in the European Championship. Moreover, Portugal is the first Euro team to score 3 goals in the last 10 minutes.
Ronaldo is the first and only footballer in the world to play in five Euro Championships. He is playing in the current Euro Cup after 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 Euro Cup. No other inhabitant of the football planet has been able to do so even today, which is one of the best footballers of all time. In 2016, Ronaldo made the team the champion. As a result, Portugal has entered the field as the defending champion.
Five-time Ballon d’Or champion Ronaldo set another record that day. Ronaldo is playing his 39th match of the Major Tournament (European Championship and World Cup) for the country today. Earlier, Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany had that record as a European footballer. He played in major tournaments for the country 36 times. CR Seven overtook him.