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Euro 2020 | Ronaldo makes history as Portugal defeat Hungary

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the top goalscorer in European Championship history after scoring twice in Portugal's 3-0 win over Hungary in Euro 2020's Group F.

Defending champions Portugal left it late at Puskas Arena, scoring three goals in the final seven minutes to make a winning start to the tournament in front of 55,000 fans in Budapest.

Raphael Guerreiro gave Portugal the lead with a deflected strike from 15 yards in the 84th minute, before Ronaldo doubled their lead with a penalty three minutes later after Rafa Silva was bundled over in the box.

Juventus forward Ronaldo then scored his 11th European Championship goal in stoppage time, rounding Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi and slotting into an empty net after a quick one-two with Rafa Silva.

Ronaldo, whose brace saw him eclipse Michel Platini's record tally of nine goals, has also become the first player to appear in five European Championships.

Fernando Santos' side were profligate in the first half, with Ronaldo, Diogo Jota and Bernardo Silva all squandering good opportunities, while Bruno Fernandes also went close with a couple of long-range efforts.

At the other end, Hungary striker Adam Szalai headed straight at Rui Patricio in a rare chance for the hosts.

Ronaldo should have given Portugal the lead just before the interval, but blazed Fernandes' excellent low cross over the crossbar from eight yards, with the goal at his mercy.

Hungary thought they had snatched a shock lead with 10 minutes remaining, with substitute Szabolcs Schon picking the ball up on the right flank before finding the bottom corner with drilled shot from 20 yards.

However, Hungary's celebrations were cut short by the offside flag.

Four minutes later, Rafa Silva's cutback found Guerreiro, whose low driven strike took a massive deflection and flew into the bottom corner.

Portugal made it 2-0 soon afterwards when Willi Orban pulled Rafa Silva to the ground inside the box.

Ronaldo took his record-breaking goal with typical aplomb from 12 yards, before adding Portugal's third with a nice finish late on.

Next up for Portugal in Group F is a trip to Munich to take on Germany on Saturday evening, with Hungary set to take on France in Budapest earlier the same day.

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