Cristiano Ronaldo turned the all-time high scorer within the historical past of the European Championship with a late penalty in Portugal’s opening Euro 2020 sport in opposition to Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday.
Ronaldo’s strike, which put the title holders 2-0 up with three minutes left, was his tenth within the European Championship finals, unfold throughout 5 tournaments going again to 2004.
He beats the earlier mark of 9 set by France’s Michel Platini.
It was an 87th-minute penalty after a foul on Rafa Silva meant which took him above Michel Platini for many European Championship objectives scored, taking his tally to 10 after Raphael Guerreiro’s deflected aim had given them the lead three minutes earlier.
Ronaldo, who missed a sitter within the first half, then delivered the ultimate blow to a spirited Hungary aspect with a aim after a superb Portugal transfer in stoppage time.
Before Portugal’s aim rush, Hungary thought that they had snatched a primary win over the guests of their 14th assembly a lot to the delight of a packed stadium when Szabolcs Schon had the ball within the internet. But the winger’s effort was disallowed for offside within the build-up.