Portugal defeated a determined Hungary in a match that lasted until minute 84 when Guerreiro and Cristiano both ended up showcasing Portugal’s quality. The Portuguese begin their Eurocup campaign by impressing themselves on Group F’s Cinderella but not before confronting a very serious Magyar side that has done everything possible to avoid a goalless draw, without giving up on their quest to get there. to attacking positions.
It wasn’t until minute 84 that the Portuguese opened the can, courtesy to Guerreiro, following many rejections. Cristiano quickly scored a couple of goals (the first from a penalty) to ensure Portugal took the three points and a healthy scoring income in case of any ties.
Similarly, Cristiano Ronaldo has not only been the first player in history to have competed in five European Championships, but he has also eclipsed Michel Platini in the all-time scoring classification, which they shared with 9 goals. With 11 goals, the Portuguese are alone in the first place.
This will be Hungary’s third meeting with Portugal in a major event, following the 1966 World Cup and Euro 2016, both of which occurred in the group stage. There were a total of ten goals scored in the two prior meetings (3-1 for Portugal in 1966, 3-3 in 2016).
Portugal has never been defeated by Hungary (13 matches – 9V 4E). Indeed, Hungary is the team against whom Portugal has faced the most times without losing.
Portugal is competing in its eighth European Championship and is the most recent winner of the Henri Delaunay trophy (2016). It will attempt to become the second team, after Spain, to win two straight Euro Cups (2008, 2012).
Portugal is the only team to have qualified for the European Championship’s second round in each of the previous six editions, a streak that began in 1996. Indeed, Portugal has never failed to advance past the tournament’s group stage (7/7).
Portugal is unbeaten in their past 11 Euro Cup matches, excluding penalty shootouts, and their previous two Euro Cup defeats were against Germany (June 2008 and June 2012). Only Spain held the tournament’s greatest undefeated streak: 14 games, from 2008 to 2016. (11V 3E).
Portugal has not won a match in any of their previous five big competitions (World Cup + Euro), drawing three and losing two. His most recent debut triumph was against Turkey at Euro 2008. (2-0).
Hungary has qualified for consecutive European Championships; he has appeared in only two of the tournament’s 14 prior editions (1964, 1972).
Hungary was unbeaten in their previous European Championship group stage campaign (1W 2E in 2016). However, they have won only two of their eight competition matches (2E 4D).
Only two of Hungary’s eleven Euro Cup goals have come in the game’s first half (7 in the second half, 2 in extra time).
Cristiano Ronaldo holds the Euro Cup records for most appearances (21), goals (9, tied with Michel Platini), and editions scoring at least one goal (4). Additionally, the Portuguese forward is the European player with the most combined appearances in major events, including the World Cup and Euro (38, tied with Bastian Schweinsteiger).
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal has four goals and two assists in his past three meetings with Hungary, including a 3-3 draw at Euro 2016. Center-back Willi Orbán was Hungary’s top scorer in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, scoring three goals from set-pieces.