80th minute at the Puskas Arena in Budapest.
Its 65,000 spectators rejoice.
The young Szabolcs Schön has just deceived Rui Patricio after having stunned Pépé.
A whistle later, for a logical offside, the only stadium filled with 100% of this Euro sat down again disappointed ... before totally disillusioned.
Long soporific, this first match of Group F between Hungary and Portugal, where the Blues and the Germans are located, got carried away in the last moments.
In the end, the reigning European champions achieve the perfect operation by beating the Magyars three goals to zero.
A strangeness… given the scenario of the match.
Like his Spanish neighbors the day before, neutralized by Sweden, Fernando Santos' men initially lacked realism and consistency.
Dominators by sequences but never sharp as a team, they stumbled over the Hungarian goalkeeper Gulasci and even grazed the rout ten minutes before the final whistle.
It took two favorable blocks to the former Lorient Raphaël Guerreiro (on the last pass and his shot) to open the scoring (84th), before Cristiano Ronaldo (87th sp, 92nd).
A historic Ronaldo
The two-part performance of the Turin star sums up this meeting well.
First transparent, very little found in the zone of truth, it was even on its only cartridge.
A flat of the right foot that went to the stands before the break while it was deliciously served thrown to six meters.
The 36-year-old striker will not remember this blunder, before going to face Germany on Saturday and France next Wednesday.
Moreover, he will undoubtedly not be questioned on this but rather on his historic double.
See also Euro 2021: is Portugal stronger than in 2016?
This Tuesday, "CR7" became the only footballer to score in five different Euros and the top scorer in continental competition.
Eleven goals, which allows him to get ahead of Michel Platini and his nine goals in the 1984 financial year alone.
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"I see a younger team, with enormous potential, but only the competition will tell us if we are better or worse than in 2016," Ronaldo had estimated before the match.
Not sure that this entry in the running sheds light on the existence or not of a progression.
Or that it worries too much Didier Deschamps and Joachim Low.
But with Portugal, we know only too well, it is better to wait for the knockout matches.