For 80 minutes, it looked like Hungary would earn a hard-fought, albeit ugly, draw against the star-studded Portuguese side. Despite numerous attempts, Portugal could not find a way through and only got a lead thanks to a wicked deflection of a Hungary defender. The last ten minutes of the match, however, belonged to one man. Cristiano Ronaldo, playing in his fifth Euros, scored a penalty and then in typical Ronaldo fashion, put more than one Hungarian defender on their backside as he scored a brace.
The final scorecard: Portugal 3 Hungary 0 may not look like a fair reflection, but it is irrelevant. Once again, Cristiano Ronaldo had risen to the occasion and now stands on top of yet another list. With two goals, Ronaldo went past Michel Platini, who has nine goals in Euros. Ronaldo now stands at 11 Euro goals. He also has 106 international goals and is just three goals behind Iranian striker Ali Daei’s men’s record of 109 international goals, a record most thought would never be touched. At an age (36) when most people hang their boots or ‘retire’ to lesser leagues, Ronaldo has had yet another season with 50 goals. GOAT? Of course. Messi fans can argue till the cows come home, but Ronaldo, on the international stage, simply has no peers.
Here is how Twitter reacted to CR7’s yet another record-breaking night.
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