Cristiano Ronaldo’s Brace Saves Portugal From Hungary

Cristiano Ronaldo performed at the top level when he scored a brace in Portugal's 3-0 win over Hungary at Euro 2020.

Fernando Santos’ side failed to make the most of their first-half chances but struck twice late on to secure a first group stage win of the tournament.

It was the five-time Ballon d’Or winner who inspired Portugal to a comeback against today’s opponents at the last European Championships in 2016, scoring twice from losing positions to salvage a point in a 3-3 draw.

And the 36-year-old got in on the act once again, scoring twice late on in the match to help his country to three points.

His first came from the penalty spot, before adding a well-taken second by rounding Gulacsi and firing into an empty net.

In doing so, the Juventus star became the leading scorer in European Championship Finals history (11), overtaking Michel Platini’s record of nine.

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Ronaldo’s current contract with the Italian giants is set to expire in 2022.

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