Relentless, ridiculous and unstoppable! Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker lead social media tributes to Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal star breaks European Championship goal record with brace in opposition to Hungary
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo netted twice in opposition to Hungary to transfer past France’s Michel Platini because the record goalscorer at European Championship finals, taking his tally to 11 on the Puskas Area in Budapest on Tuesday.
Ronaldo and Platini had been locked on 9 objectives apiece earlier than the match, however the Portuguese winger’s double late on in opposition to the Hungarians added to his rising tally of data.
Former England internationals and pundits Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker have been amongst these to pay tribute to the 36-year-old on social media after breaking one other goalscoring record.
Cristiano Ronaldo turned the main goalscorer within the historical past of the European Championship
Lineker tweeted: ‘Sensational soccer from Portugal and the ridiculous @Cristiano finishes along with his customary brilliance.
‘Make that 11 objectives within the Euros.’
Ferdinand added: ‘Wow this man man… Relentless’
Sami Khedira stated: ‘UNSTOPPABLE’
The 36-year-old took his tally to 11 objectives on the Euros with a late brace on Tuesday
Piers Morgan stated: ‘WOW!!! Ronaldo scores once more with a goal of wondrous high quality.
‘What a participant. He’s 36!’
Ronaldo had missed an outstanding alternative within the first half when he fired over from shut vary with the goal at his mercy.
But when supplied the prospect from the penalty spot on 87 minutes, he made no mistake.
Ronaldo scored from the spot in 87th minute and rifled residence his second in harm time
He rifled the ball into the nook of the online and set off for one among his trademark celebrations, which drew loads of whistles from the capability 67,000 largely Hungarian followers within the stadium.
There was nonetheless time to add a second in harm time on the finish of the sport as he took a move close to the six-yard field and danced previous a few residence defenders in addition to goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi to rating.
Ronaldo has now additionally prolonged his record as the one participant to rating in 5 separate Euros finals, and has additionally performed essentially the most video games, with the match in opposition to Hungary being his twenty second since he made his debut in 2004.