Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Guerreiro gave defending champions Portugal a successful start to the European Championship. It was the first match of the German group and an evening of records in Budapest. Thanks to an impressive final spurt the Portuguese, managed to beat the Hungarian team with 3:0. Two goals were made by Ronaldo, which made him the sole record scorer at the European Championship. With his two goals at the 87th and 90+2 minute, he tops now the all-time scoring list with eleven goals. Before the game against Hungary, Ronaldo shared first place with the Frenchman Michel Platini.
Ronaldo’s 106 goals in 176 international matches move him closer to Ali Daei. The world record holder from Iran scored 109 goals. The next chance to follow Dael awaits Ronaldo on Saturday against the team from Germany.
The German DFB team lost on Tuesday against France with 0:1 thanks to an own goal by Mats Hummels in the 20th minute. Hummels also allowed himself a few lapses in his own penalty area. Only regained his composure After the break, it seemed that Hummels regained his composure. Manuel Nuer the German’s goalkeeper, showed an early brilliant performance against Mbappé but had no chance against the goal by Hummels. Neuer was twice lucky when Mbappé and Benzema were offside when they scored. Following the game, the German national coach, Joachim Löw, said: “It was a brutally intense game. We fought until the end. I can’t blame the team. We gave everything we had. What was missing was a bit of penetrating power in the final third. We didn’t do enough there. No reproach to Mats for his own goal: It was difficult for him to clear.
We tried to play on the outside, and we had to. Gosens and Kimmich did an incredible amount on the offensive. We knew that France counterattacks extremely well, so we couldn’t always stop everything. We have to work on a few things on Wednesday: Now we lost, everyone is disappointed, but nothing happened. We can straighten everything out.”
Hungary, the outsider in Group F, plays on Saturday against world champion France. It is the last chance for the Hungarian team.