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Cristiano Ronaldo has extended his record in the European Championship this summer after netting a brace in the 2-2 draw with France in a Group F clash at the Puskas Arena, Budapest in Hungary earlier this week. The Juventus talisman was able to score the goals that took his team to the round of 16 as one of the top four losers. Ronaldo and Portugal were one of the four teams to qualify for the last 16 after finishing in third place in their respective groups. Apart from Portugal, Switzerland, Ukraine and Czech Republic also made it through to the first knockout stage.


Portugal national team skipper Ronaldo started the current European Championship with nine goals from his previous four editions thus making him the joint topscorer alongside former UEFA president Michel Platini. Ronaldo and Platini were both on nine goals before the Juventus attacker set a new record of 10 goals with his successful penalty during the 3-0 win over hosts Hungary in the Group F opener for Portugal. Ronaldo scored again to wrap up the comprehensive win over the Hungarians and extend his lead at the top of the all-time goalscorer in the history of the competition. At that point, Ronaldo had 11 goals in total at the tournament.

Ronaldo has since scored three more goals since the Hungary game to take his total to 14 goals, which is now five more than Platini managed. He was on target for Portugal as the European champions suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of four-time world champions Germany. Ronaldo then hit a brace in the 2-2 draw to ensure that Portugal didn’t crash out of the tournament at the group stage.

Apart from the all-time leading goalscorer record, Ronaldo has also featured in the most actions. The 36-year-old has played at five Euro editions, which is more than any other player.