Hungary 0-3 Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice to become highest goal scorer in Euros history as Portugal beat Hungary (Match Highlights)
|Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest goal scorer in the Euros history after scoring twice against Hungary in Budapest.|
Portugal defeated Hungary in front of more than 60,000 supporters in Budapest as Cristiano Ronaldo became the top scorer in men's European Championship history.
Ronaldo scored his tenth goal of the tournament in the 87th minute, leapfrogging Michel Platini of France, who had nine goals.
Only a few minutes later, he scored his 11th goal, taking the ball around goalie Peter Gulacsi for Portugal's third goal.
Hungary were on track for an unexpected draw against the reigning champions but they surrendered to three late goals in the game.
Raphael Guerreiro's shot with the outside of his foot took a tremendous deflection from defender Willi Orban in the 84th minute, breaking Hungary's valiant resilience.
In the second Group F match on Tuesday, World Cup holders France defeated former champions Germany 1-0.
The outcome appeared straightforward, but Portugal had to work hard to defeat their opponents in front of the tournament's largest crowd to date.
The 67,000-seat Puskas Arena in Budapest is the only arena at Euro 2020 that will be completely sold out, and the supporters contributed to a magnificent, long-awaited passionate atmosphere.
The home crowd was nearly silenced in the fourth minute when Liverpool striker Diogo Jota had a chance, but Gulacsi saved his shot when a pass to a wide-open Ronaldo could have been a better option.
In the first half, Portugal, whose starting 11 comprised six Premier League players, had the better chances, but Jota was denied once more, with Ronaldo tipping a header over and firing over when he should have scored.
Long-range shots straight at goalkeeper Rui Patricio were Hungary's main weapon.
However, when home substitute Szabolcs Schon snuck a shot in at the near post, he felt he had scored, but the goal was rightfully ruled out for offside.
Soon after, Portugal scored a lucky goal before Ronaldo's penalty after Willi Orban fouled Rafa Silva.
Ronaldo had the final say in injury time as he showed amazing skill to round Gulacasi for his second and Portugal's third goal.