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Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo breaks the Euro All-Time scoring record

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JUNE 15: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal on the ball during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between Hungary and Portugal at Puskas Arena on June 15, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
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Cristiano Ronaldo is on the scoresheet in this year's Euros. In just Portugal's first group stage game, Ronaldo scored 2 goals against a highly defensive Hungarian side. With his brace on Tuesday, he increased his total goals in the competition to a staggering 11, the most ever in the Euros. This put him ahead of Michel Platini's 9 on the all-time Euro scoring list.

Group F's opener looked to be a defensive battle for the first 83 minutes of the match. However, Hungary's defense collapsed late on, allowing 3 goals in the last 8 minutes.

Raphael Guerreiro opened the scoring with a shot deflected off a Hungarian defender, leaving the keeper stranded. Ronaldo's brace came minutes later. He first converted a penalty won by fellow forward Andre Silva. Minutes later, he combined with Bernardo Silva in a series of one-touch passes in the box. The move's end saw Ronaldo round the keeper and slot in on an open net.

The win was a decisive one for Portugal, who lies in a tough group that also features powerhouses Germany and France. As well as putting him ahead of Platini in the Euro goal-scoring records, Ronaldo's goals also edged him closer to the top in the overall international goal-scoring list. After Tuesday's match, he now has 106 goals, just 3 less than Iran's Ali Daei.

With a potential for as many as 7 more games in this year's Euros, Ronaldo may be well on his way to breaking Daei's record too. At the ripe age of 36, he still is performing at the highest level on a world stage.

One reason for his incredible longevity may be his dedication to fitness and dieting. At a recent press conference, he moved bottles of Coca-Cola while telling fans to "drink water."

Portugal takes on Germany Saturday, June 19 as Ronaldo hopes to extend his new Euro goal-scoring record.

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12 responses to “Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo breaks the Euro All-Time scoring record”

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  9. […] After leaving United, Ronaldo joined Real Madrid on the world's highest fee at the time. During his time at Real Madrid, Ronaldo became the top goal-scorer in the club's history. The partnership was highly successful, as Real won four Championship League titles with Ronaldo. To top things off, Ronaldo became the top goal-scorer at UEFA Euro Championship. […]

  10. […] After leaving United, Ronaldo joined Real Madrid on the world’s highest fee at the time. During his time at Real Madrid, Ronaldo became the top goal-scorer in the club’s history. The partnership was highly successful, as Real won four Championship League titles with Ronaldo. To top things off, Ronaldo became the top goal-scorer at UEFA Euro Championship. […]

  11. […] After leaving United, Ronaldo joined Real Madrid on the world’s highest fee at the time. During his time at Real Madrid, Ronaldo became the top goal-scorer in the club’s history. The partnership was highly successful, as Real won four Championship League titles with Ronaldo. To top things off, Ronaldo became the top goal-scorer at UEFA Euro Championship. […]

  12. […] Après avoir quitté United, Ronaldo a rejoint le Real Madrid avec le tarif le plus élevé du monde à l’époque. Pendant son séjour au Real Madrid, Ronaldo est devenu le meilleur buteur de l’histoire du club. Le partenariat a été très fructueux, le Real ayant remporté quatre titres de championnat avec Ronaldo. Pour couronner le tout, Ronaldo est devenu le meilleur buteur de l’UEFA Euro Championship. […]

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