Cristiano Ronaldo delivered once before at the European Championships in 2016 with Portugal and now he has done it again, with goals and all-time records to his name.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the star man of the show, as he became the all-time recorder goal scorer in European Championship history, scoring twice in Portugal’s 3-0 group stage win over Hungary in Budapest. He overtook French great Michel Platini at the very top of the charts.
See, when Ronaldo turns up on the international level there are two things to keep in mind: always get excited to watch him play and NEVER write him off especially in closing stages of a game. With 83 minutes on the clock already played it looked as if Hungry were heading for a point in their group game drawing 0-0, after Szabolcs Shon’s goal was ruled out for offside, only for Portugal’s Raphael Guerreiro’s deflected shot to breeze past goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi into the bottom corner, leaving his legs wobbling still as he looked on. Then the rest was history… Cue Cristiano Ronaldo!
Games like these Ronaldo wants the lights, the spotlight all on him and he made sure of that. Not long after Guerreiro had put the A Selecao 1-0 up Portugal and only one man’s name was on people’s lips… one no goalkeeper would want to face from 12 yards, Cristiano Ronaldo. With that, no mistake made, Ronaldo strike hard into the bottom right sending Gulacsi the wrong way and the Portuguse man scored his 10th ever EC goal, breaking the record and becoming the out-right holder in football history.
But wait… Ronaldo was not finished there my friends, the 2016 European Championship winner wanted all the spotlight and indeed he sure got that by grabbing his all time 11th EC goal. Playing a neat pass with Rafa Silva and used his incredible skill we have seen over the years to get round Gulacsi in the Hungary goal to slot the ball home for his second of the game and ensure a fiery 3-0 win for the defending champions.
Ronaldo has now scored 106 goals in for Portugal, just three behind Iran’s Ali Daei record of 109 goals at international level in men’s football. Ridiculous. Record-breaker. Great of All Time.
It’s really exciting to watch Ronaldo in international colours, knowing that he can light up at any stage, change the game in the blink of an eye. Sensational.