Records broken from the kick-off
The Juventus player broke records as soon as the referee kicked off the match between Hungarians and Portuguese.
Indeed, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to play five Euro finals (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020).
Against the Magyars, “CR7” played his 39th match in a major tournament (Euro and World Cup), a record for a European player.
Ronaldo overtakes Platini
The former Madrid player took a little longer to capture another record in this match against Hungary.
Scorer in the 87th minute from the penalty spot and in added time, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 10th and 11th goals in a Euro (2 in 2004, 1 in 2008, 3 in 2012, 3 in 2016 and 2 in 2021 for the moment) .
He is ahead of Michel Platini who had held this record since 1984 (9 goals).
The former playing master of the Blues can console himself by telling himself that it took him only one final phase of Euro to score 9 times, while the Portuguese needed five participations to bring down this record.
Other records to look for?
But the Portuguese has not finished with the records. Indeed, the Turinese can beat another during this tournament. With this double scored against Hungary on Tuesday, Ronaldo now has 106 selection goals and is only three units from the absolute record, held by Iranian Ali Daei (109 goals). A feat that the former Manchester United player will, barring a disaster, beat one day but no doubt that he will want to achieve this record during Euro 2020, he who has never scored more than 4 goals in one and the same major international tournament. On the other hand, he will not be able to beat the absolute record for matches played in the national team. With 184 caps, the Egyptian Ahmed Hassan is the holder. Ronaldo has 176 caps and although Portugal go to the end in theEuro 2020 and the Madeira native play all his team's matches, he would have 183 caps. Ronaldo will therefore have to wait until the next school year to beat this record. Anyway, the five-time Ballon d'Or continues to mark the history of his sport, at the age of 36.