Cristiano Ronaldo (Cristiano Ronaldo) created a new result in the opener of the European Cup in 2021, and he set his sights on another important milestone.
The 36-year-old scored two goals in Portugal’s 3-0 victory over Hungary. He converted a penalty, a few minutes later combined with his teammates for his second.
The following is a summary of the new mark created by Ronaldo in the Portuguese victory:
Most goals scored in European Cup history
The penalty allowed Ronaldo to score his 10th historical goal in the European Championship. His first European Championship came back in 2004.
He defeated the French legend Michel Platini, who had shared professional honors before the penalty kick:
Most European Championships
Ronaldo participated in his record fifth European Championship, which helped him. When he set foot on the Puskas Arena in Budapest and participated in the 2021 competition for the first time, he set a benchmark.
Since Portugal hosted this event in 2004, Ronaldo has participated in every European Cup match. He helped his country win the championship in 2016, and they entered the 2021 competition as the defending champion.
Chasing the world goal record
As a result of scoring two goals in the game against Hungary, Ronaldo is now only three goals away to tie the world record for the most goals scored by a male player in an international competition.
He has now scored 106 goals in 176 games in Portugal, only three points lower than the FIFA men’s international record held by Iranian player Ali Day.