CLOSE! Lovrencsics pulls away from Guerreiro to whip in an early cross, but it’s just behind Adam Szalai on the edge of the box. It gets through to Sallai, but he touches it just wide of the far post.
( Thetimesofcapital ) 15 Jun 2021 Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their third goal Pool via Portugal start their title defence with a 3-0 win over Hungary.
They left it very late but arguably should’ve led at the break after Ronaldo fired over from close range. Hungary thought they’d taken the lead through Schon, only to be denied by the flag. Guerreiro scored in the 84th minute, getting lucky with a big deflection off Orban before the defender gave away a penalty which Ronaldo converted. He then got his second in stoppage time, dancing away from the goalkeeper to slot in Portugal’s third.
SAVE! Botka gives the ball away sloppily and Danilo intercepts it before slotting it through to Fernandes. The space opens up for him through the middle so he has a go from range, and Gulacsi tips it wide with his fingertips.
Half time goalless at the break between Portugal and Hungary. Jota had two good chances to break the deadlock, with Gulacsi makes important saves to deny him. Ronaldo arguably had the best opportunity for the visitors just before the break, but he fired over from very close range. At the other end, Adam Szalai had the only chance but headed his effort straight at Patricio.