Euro 2020: Hungary v Portugal Sees Late Drama Including A Record Broken

hungary v portugal
hungary v portugal

On Tuesday’s Euro 2020 match of Hungary v Portugal, the defending champions kicked off their campaign. However, the three goals from Portugal came much later in the match than expected. Cristiano Ronaldo got a brace to his name while his side trounced Hungary at Budapest.

How Hungary v Portugal Unfolded

Hungary was bustling with spirit in the Hungary v Portugal match. The match being held at their national capital Budapest’s Puskas Arena added to their morale. The stadium was almost at capacity with about 60,000 fans turning up to give their voice to the national team. As such, Hungary did put up a hard fight.

However, the extra quality in the Portuguese squad surpassed the defense in the Hungary v Portugal match. Raphael Guerreiro got the opening goal to put Portugal ahead. After that, the talismanic Cristiano Ronaldo found the back of the net twice.

The superstar, who currently plays for Juventus, has now broken two more records. He is the only player in football history to have featured in 5 Euro Cups. Moreover, he has also scored each time he has played. Ronaldo is now also the senior-most player to have scored at least 2 goals in a match of the Euro Cup. Another record is within touching distance of the legend: only three goals separate him from being the highest goal-scorer in Euro Cup history.

With the Hungary v Portugal result, Portugal is now in charge of their Group. Their Group F is possibly the most competitive group in Euro 2020, featuring France and Germany as well. Portugal’s next match is against France, while Hungary will be facing Germany next, in Budapest.

Hungary showed promise for the outing, and the other two teams will be wary of their solid defense. The 3-0 defeat was largely unfair for the side.