See Ronaldo’s goal record in the video here
Portugal win their opening game against Hungary. The reigning European champion needs a long start-up time, but then Cristiano Ronaldo strikes. The superstar breaks two records. See his goals in the video here.
Cristiano Ronaldo ran to Hungary’s goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi after the final whistle of his furious European Championship record day and clapped him respectfully. In the fully occupied Puskas Arena with an atmosphere like in pre-Corona times, the five-time world footballer celebrated two records in the 3-0 defending champion Portugal against Hungary.
The 36-year-old scored a late double against the underdog (87th minute, penalty kick / 90th + 2) and once again decided the game. Previously, Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro had shot Portugal in the lead (84th).
“The most important thing was that we won. It was a difficult game against an opponent who defended well, but we scored three goals, ”said Ronaldo. “I’m very grateful to the team that I shot two of them.”
Cristiano Ronaldo overtakes Michel Platini
There were two special goals, because Ronaldo, with a total of eleven EM goals, became the sole record scorer ahead of Frenchman Michel Platini (nine goals). He’s also been a record participant since the win against Hungary. The five-time world footballer is the only player to have played in five European championships.
“It was important to start well in order to gain confidence. Now it’s time to carry on, ”said the superstar. Nevertheless, there were whistles from the Hungarian audience after the final whistle. He is also used to this, like setting records. Ronaldo’s second goal against Hungary was particularly worth seeing. The superstar from Juventus Turin danced Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulasci before he easily slid the ball in to the final score.
“With a bit of luck we could have scored a goal. That would have been a great thing. We’ll try again on Saturday, ”said Gulacsi.