UEFA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP? MORE LIKE CRISTIANO RONALDO EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
In a game that was dominated by the Portugal national team, Cristiano Ronaldo further established his dominance in the competition after scoring 2 goals, making him the highest goal scorer in the European championship. The Selecao had a couple of chances in the first half that was bungled by the side. However, Raphael Guerreiro’s deflected shot gave Portugal the lead.
The Hungarians were hungry for goals and they tried to equalise however that dream was shattered by Ronaldo as he followed up with 2 goals, breaking Michael Platini’s record in the process. He currently holds the following records in the EUROS.
- Ronaldo now has 11 EURO final tournament goals, 42 including qualifying.
- Ronaldo has scored 106 Portugal goals and is just three away from matching Iran’s Ali Daei as the all-time leading international men’s goalscorer.
- The Portugal captain is also the first player to feature AND to score in five EURO final tournaments; this was his 22nd appearance.
FRANCE CONQUERS GERMANY ONCE AGAIN
Own goal courtesy of Matt Hummels was enough to sink the German national team at their opening match in the Euros. The game started well with both sides sharing the possessions. Eventually, an inside foot pass from Paul Pogba was the inspiration for Lucas Hernandez to make a cross that was converted by Hummels. The possession on the other was hugely dominated by the German side although Les Blues were perfect playing the counterattack. Kylian Mbappe scored a curler against Manuel Neuer which was eventually ruled offside by the assistant referee.
Portugal tops the table of Group F with France coming up next in the 2nd position. Hungary languishes at the bottom of the group with Germany coming up at the 3rd position.
Germany takes on Portugal in their next game while France tackles Hungary.