Hungary has not been able to stand against Portugal in a fully sold-out Puskás Aréna. The home team kept up and even gained more opportunities, but went down in the final phase of the game (0-3) by goals of Raphaël Guerreiro and Cristiano Ronaldo (2x), who became all-time top scorer of the European Championships.
Portugal took the initiative against Hungary at the initial stage of the game, without becoming really dangerous for the purpose of Péter Gulácsi. The RB Leipzig goalkeeper was tested several times, but didn‘t get into any trouble at all. Star player Cristiano Ronaldo did not have it and annoyed his own team mates several times. Just before rest there was even a chance for Hungary to open the score. Adam Szalai was able to head out of a free kick, but his commitment was a simple prey for Rui Patrício.
Hungary stayed well in the final phase of the first half, partly thanks to an excellent goalkeeper Gulácsi. So he turned a shot from the turn of Diogo Jota. Even after rest, he stopped a number of Portuguese opportunities. On the other side of the field there were certainly opportunities for Hungary, but the visor was not on the edge.
In the final phase of the game, the race really ignition. Cristiano Ronaldo wanted a penalty after a Hungarian defender hit the ball very light with his hand. However, referee Cuneyt Cakir, who whistled excellent, did not go along with this. The VAR didn’t think it was enough for a penalty either.
Not much later, invader Szabolcs Schön thought to put Hungary on a 1-0 lead, to the delight of the audience present. However, his hit was rejected for offside, and rightly so. On the other side of the field, it was hit. With good luck, Raphaël Guerreiro shot the ball through a Hungary leg behind Gulácsi.
After the hit in the 83th minute, the decision followed quickly: Willi Orbán made a foul in its own sixteen-metre area and Cakir put the ball on the dot. Ronaldo made no mistake and shot the 0-2 against the ropes. The vedette of Portugal became the all-time top scorer of the European Championship and put one more in the injury time. This sets the final score at 0-3.
Ronaldo has now scored at 10 final rounds in a row, world record! EC 2004: ⚽️⚽️ WORLD CUP 2006: ⚽️ EK 2008: ⚽️ WORLD CUP 2010: ⚽️ EC 2012: ⚽️⚽️⚽️ WORLD CUP 2014: ⚽️ EK 2016: ⚽️⚽️⚽️ World Cup 2018: ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ Nations League 2019: ⚽️⚽️⚽️ EK 2021: ⚽️⚽️
— Michel Abbink (@sportzeloot) June 15, 2021