Portugal, the European title-holders, started their new campaign in style after defeating Hungary 3-0 at Ferenc Puskás Stadium.
Raphael Guerreiro broke the deadlock in the 84th minute, while Ronaldo netted a brace to name himself as the European Championship’s all-time leading scorer.
On the other side, Mats Hummels’s own goal gifted Euro’s favorites, France, three precious points at the beginning of their European campaign.
Following Tuesday’s games, we will highlight some interesting facts and records.
– After scoring a brace against Hungary, Cristiano Ronaldo became the European Championship’s all-time leading scorer with 11 goals and still counting.
– In their last 20 games in major competitions, France managed to come out victorious in 15 of them.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Asamoah Gyan are the only two players who score consecutively for their national teams in nine competitions.
– Portugal became the first team to score three goals in the last ten minutes of a game in the history of the Euro.
– Aged 36 and 130 days, Cristiano Ronaldo became the oldest player to score a brace in the European Championship, taking the record from Andriy Shevchenko, who was 35 256 days when he scored a brace against Sweden for Ukraine in 2012.
– Germany has suffered defeat in their opening game of a European Championship for the first time, having won seven and drawn five of their previous 12 matches.
– Mats Hummels scored Germany’s first-ever own goal in the history of the European Championship.
– EURO 2020, has seen three own goals scored (Merih Demiral, Wojciech Szczesny, and Mats Hummels), already the joint-most at any European Championships tournament (also three at EURO 2016).
– Germany’s Matts Hummels became the oldest player to score an own goal in the history of the European championship.
– France’s 1-0 victory over Germany is the second game in Euro’s history to end with an own goal after Wales vs Ireland in Euro 2016.