Portugal are breathing a sigh of relief after narrowly getting the better of a resilient Hungary side. Fernando Santos’ side had to wait until the 84th minute but they finally got their breakthrough in the game after an opening pass by Bruno Fernandes.
Bruno had earlier put it on a plate for Ronaldo but the Juventus forward fluffed his lines in one of many chances gone amiss for the Euro 2020 hopefuls.
Portugal huffed and puffed but failed to break down Hungary, but found the breakthrough with just six minutes remaining on the clock.
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It was looking like spoils would be shared on the night but an opening pass from Bruno Fernandes allowed Rafa Silva to guide the ball towards the penalty spot where Raphael Guerreiro’s deflected shot fizzed into the goal.
Manchester United’s talismanic midfielder has taken up a similar role with his national side and was at the heart of most of their attacking moves, before being substituted two minute before full-time when the three points had been sealed. The late goal was followed by a quickfire double from Cristiano Ronaldo, who become the leading goalscorer in European Championship history.