Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo netted twice to make history at Euro 2020 on Tuesday, making him the leading scorer in the Championship’s history with 11 goals in a men’s record fifth tournament appearance.
The Juventus forward became the European Championship’s all-time leading scorer with a couple of goals in a surprisingly hard-fought 3-0 win over Hungary.
Ronaldo took his tally to 106 goals in 176 appearances for Portugal, three fewer than Iranian Ali Daei’s men’s record of 109 international goals.
The five times Ballon d’Or winner said, “It was a very difficult game but we got three goals. It was vital to win and start the tournament with confidence and now we want to keep on winning.”
Hungary put up a fight but were unable to resist Portugal for the entire 90 minutes.
World champions, France and former winners, Germany are other teams in Group F, with Hungary seen with no chance of advancing.