Euro 2020: Daily Results (June 15) – Record-Breaking Ronaldo Makes European History

  • Euro 2020 daily round-up.
  • Two fixtures across Group F.
  • Brace against Hungary sees Cristiano Ronaldo become Euros’ highest ever scorer.

Day five of this summer’s delayed Euros 2020 saw the conclusion of the group’s first matchday.

Reigning champions Portugal were in action against Hungary – the team they famously drew 3-3 against during the 2018 World Cup.

Elsewhere, Kylian Mbappe and co. opened their campaign with a heavyweight Group F clash against Germany.

Coming into the day’s early kick-off, Portugal knew that with fellow Group rivals France and Germany facing each other, a win against Hungary would put them on course to qualify into the competition’s knockout stage.

Despite struggling to break a stubborn and well-organized Hungary side down, a late flurry, including a brace from Ronaldo, saw the defending champions claim all three points with a well-deserved 3-0 victory.

Elsewhere, France, many fans’ pre-tournament pick, faced Joaquin Low’s Black and Whites.

In what was a thoroughly enthralling encounter from start to finish, although both sides look like they could go on to lift the trophy, a first-half own goal from German defender Mats Hummels was enough to gift Les Bleus the win.

Ronaldo Claims Another Record

Following his two strikes against Hungary, Juventus and Portugal superstar, Ronaldo, broke yet individual record.

The 36-year-old now has 106 international goals in 175 appearances, in all competitions.

However, not only does the Portuguese attacker boast an incredible overall goal tally, his latest double saw him overtake Michel Platini’s nine career goals in the Euros to become the competition’s highest-ever scorer with a whopping 11 goals.

The greatest to ever do it.

Group F: Hungary vs. Portugal

Location: Ferenc Puskas Stadium, Budapest, Hungary
Kick-off: 13:00 ET
Score: 0-3
Scorers: Raphael Guerreiro 84′, Cristiano Ronaldo (Pen) 87′, Cristiano Ronaldo 90+2′

Group F: France vs. Germany

Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Kick-off: 16:00 ET
Score: 1-0
Scorers: Mats Hummels (OG) 20′

Next Set of Fixtures (June 16)

Group B: Finland vs. Russia
Location: Gazprom Arena, St Petersburg, Russia
Kick-off: 10:00 ET

Group A: Turkey vs. Wales
Location: Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan
Kick-off: 13:00 ET

Group A: Italy vs. Switzerland
Location: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
Kick-off: 16:00 ET

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