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Record-breaking Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in late Portugal win

Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer at the European Championship finals as he bagged a brace in defending champions Portugal’s 3-0 win over Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday evening.

The visitors largely dominated a spirited Hungary side but it took them until the 84th minute to finally break the deadlock through Raphael Guerreiro’s deflected strike. Ronaldo then wrapped up all three points minutes later when he scored from the spot, before notching a stoppage-time third.

Numerous chances came and went for Portugal before the late drama at a volatile Puskas Stadium.

The visitors finally found the back of the net with six minutes to go when Guerreiro’s effort took a wicked deflection to leave home keeper Peter Gulacsi with no chance.

That lead was doubled when Rafa Silva was bundled over in the box and Ronaldo did the business from 12 yards. The strike was his 10th in the finals of the competition – a new landmark.

And his 11th came in stoppage-time, when the Juventus star was on the end of a fine passing move to beat Gulacsi again.



Cristiano Ronaldo has become the all-time highest goalscorer in Euros history!#HUNPOR #EURO2020 #bbceuro2020 #bbcfootball

— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 15, 2021

Full match report to follow…


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