Cristiano Ronaldo becomes record-man in rescuing Portugal
Portugal 3 Hungary 3
POR: Nani 42′; Ronaldo 50′, 62′
HUN: Gera 19′; Dzsudzsak 47′, 55′
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two trademark splendid objectives Wednesday to go into European Championship history and salvage Portugal in a 3-3 draw that took them into the last 16.
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The 31-year-old opened his record in style with a deft backheel flick on 50 minutes, then a slug header 12 minutes after the fact to twice level at the Stade de Lyon.
The outcome left Hungary on top of Group F. Portugal pressed through as one of the best third-put finishers however now confront an extreme match against Croatia.
The Real Madrid expert turned into the main player to score at four European Championship finals and his seventeenth match in an Euro competition was likewise a record.
It was his 128th appearance for Portugal, further augmenting the record he set last Saturday, as he showed up at Euro finals.
Taking after their draws with Iceland and Austria, Portugal’s commander had been feeling the weight.
He tossed a TV journalist’s amplifier in a lake on the morning of the amusement in Lyon.
In any case, he conveyed when it mattered as Portugal leveled three times in an upside down match – not one for the timid.
Hungary skipper Balazs Dzsudzsak coordinated Ronaldo by mesh two second-half objectives as the “Powerful Magyars” took ahead of all comers as Group F victors.
With three draws, Portugal advance as third behind Iceland.
Hungary led the pack in sweltering conditions at the Stade de Lyon when veteran midfielder Zoltan Gera unleashed a thunderbolt.
There was nothing on when Portugal neglected to clear a corner.
In any case, the 37-year-old Gera belted a low left-footed crash into the base right corner which gave Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio no way on 19 minutes.
At the flip side, a recovery from Hungary goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly, who has made dim warm up pants the must-have design back home, spared a twirling Ronaldo free-kick on 29 minutes.
Nani had the ball in the Hungary net five minutes from the break, however his exertion was governed offside.
The Fenerbahce forward was not to be denied and his fresh complete, after a beautiful go in from Ronaldo, put Portugal level on 42 minutes.
The amusement burst into existence with four objectives in the opening 20 minutes of the second-half.
Hungary recaptured the lead only two minutes after the break when Dzsudzsak’s well-struck free-kick took a slight diversion off the Portugal divider on 47 minutes.
The stage was set for Ronaldo.
The Real whiz ensured he would leave the Stade de Lyon with two records when he flicked his shot past Kiraly on 50 minutes to make it 2-2.
Be that as it may, Portugal’s second equalizer just served to arouse Hungary’s determination.Dzsudzsak bored a free-commence the divider, yet jumped on the bounce back and his left-footed shot redirected off Nani, past Rui Patricio, into the far corner on 55 minutes for a 3-2 lead.There was, in any case, no denying Ronaldo.Only minutes subsequent to going ahead, Ricardo Queresma terminated in a corner and Ronaldo drove his header past Kiraly on 62 minutes.At this point it was end-to-end stuff as Hungary’s assaulting midfielder Akos Elek hit the woodwork on 64 minutes as it stayed 3-3 at the last shriek.