Cristiano Ronaldo bags major Euros record as Portugal start with win

Portugal left it late before Cristiano Ronaldo helped get them off to a winning start at Euro 2020.

Cristiano Ronaldo became the record goalscorer at the European Championships as he helped Portugal to a 3-0 win over Hungary.

Hungary, backed by a brilliant capacity crowd in Budapest, certainly made life tough for the defending chamnpions, who had to be patient before making their breakthrough.

That breakthrough did eventually come with just six minutes remianing, and it was a fortuatous one too with Raphael Guerreiro's shot taking a huge deflection before finding the bottom corner.

Things quickly unraveled for the hosts after that, and Ronaldo helped himself to his record 10th European Championships goal from the penalty spot after Rafa Silva was felled.

The Juventus man then wrapped things up by finishing off a fine passing move to add some gloss to the scoreline.

You can read the full report on our sister site Football365 here.

Stat of the day

As per OptaJoe: Cristiano Ronaldo become the first player in European Championship Finals history to score 10 goals in the competition, overtaking Michel Platini's record of nine, all of which he scored in Euro '84.

Mere minutes later, he already had number 11.

What's next for Portugal and Hungary?

The importance for Portugal to get off to a winning start is highlighted in their next game, which is a trip to Munich too face Germany.

That, on paper at least, will be one of the must-watch games in the Euro 2020 group stage, and it kicks off at 17:00 BST on Saturday June 19.

Earlier than afternnoon (14:00 BST kick-off), Hungray will be hosting world champions France, again in Budapest, so it doesn't get any easier for them.