EURO 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo: European record-breaker

Ronaldo struck a late double to help holders Portugal get off to a winning start with a 3-0 victory over Hungary as he became the all-time leading scorer at European Championship finals.

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Cristiano Ronaldo struck a late double to help holders Portugal get off to a winning start with a 3-0 victory over Hungary in front of a 67,000 crowd on Tuesday as the forward became the all-time leading scorer at European Championship finals.

Hungary rode a wave of early pressure from Portugal in the Group F clash but and had a goal ruled out for offside shortly before Portugal's Raphael Guerreiro broke the deadlock at the other end with a deflected effort in the 84th minute.

Captain Ronaldo sealed the win by lashing home from the penalty spot in the 87th to move ahead of Michel Platini as the all-time top scorer at the finals on 10 goals, which he quickly turned into 11 by dribbling the ball into the net in added time. The man from Madeira rounded off a day of records after becoming the only player to feature in five European Championships and to play the most games in the tournament.