Cristiano Ronaldo netted a brace to help Portugal see off a resilient Hungary on Tuesday.
The EURO 2020 game ended 3-0 in favour of the Portuguese who toiled all game before finding the breakthrough in the final ten minutes of the Group F encounter.
Raphael Guerreiro’s 84th minute’s deflected effort put Portugal ahead moments after Hungary had a goal rightly chalked off for offside.
In the 87th minute, Ronaldo registered his name on the score sheet after converting from the spot following a foul on Rafa Silva in the penalty box.
Five minutes later (92′), the Portugal captain combined well with Rafa Silva again after a brilliant team play, rounded the Hungarian goalie and slotted the ball into an empty net.
Ronaldo’s appearance in the game made him the first male player in history to feature at five European championships. He previously featured in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 which Portugal won.
His brace of goals also makes him the highest goal scorer (11) in the history of the competition.
The 36-year-old is also now the first player to score at five European tournaments.
Ronaldo has now scored 106 goals for Portugal. He is three goals behind Ali Daei’s (Iran) record for all-time international goal scorer (109). Four more goals for Portugal and Ronaldo will set a new record in that regard.
Portugal will face Germany and France in their remaining EURO 2020 group games, with the possibility of three teams making it into the knockout stage.