Euro Cup: Hungary vs Portugal Match Preview, Lineups

Hungary vs Portugal

Hungary vs Portugal
Hungary vs Portugal
EURO Grp. F - Round 1
Tue, Jun 15 2021
9:30 p.m. Indian time
Puskás Aréna
Match Finished

Portugal  3 - 0 Hungary

84':Raphaël Guerreiro
 87' (p): Cristiano Ronaldo
90+2': Cristiano Ronaldo

Hungary XI:  
Gulácsi; Fiola, Orbán, At.Szalai; Lovrencsics, Kleinheisler, Nagy, Schäfer, Botka; Sallai, Ad.Szalai
Portugal XI: 
Rui Patrício; Semedo, Rúben Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Danilo, William, Bruno Fernandes; Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota.
Match Preview

After five years, Portugal has finally returned to the European Cup. The status of defending champion makes Selecao das Quinas carry high expectations.

Especially in the inaugural match of Group F Euro 2020 against Hungary at the Puskas Arena, Budapest, Tuesday (15/6). The prestige of Cristiano Ronaldo et al. at stake here.

On paper, Portugal is certainly the champion. However, nothing is ever certain in football.

Everything is always possible. Therefore, Portugal still has to be vigilant, even though the opponents they face are inferior in quality.

Victory over Hungary will also be valuable capital for Portugal. After this party, Fernando Santos' team has been waiting for Germany and France.

Meanwhile for Hungary, if they managed to win over Portugal, it seemed to emphasize that their presence at the 2020 European Cup was not a consolation. Being in the hell group is not a burden for Hungary.

In the last five meetings, Portugal managed to win four times. Meanwhile, Hungary had held Portugal 3-3.

Team News

Portugal's engine is starting to heat up because Cristiano Ronaldo is eager to break records at the 2020 European Cup. The 36-year-old footballer wants to surpass Ali Daei's achievement as the top goalscorer in the national team.

Currently, Ronaldo has scored 104 goals from 175 games for Portugal. That number is only five goals away from Ali Daei.

From the completeness of the team, Portugal had to lose Joao Cancelo who was exposed to Covid-19. As a substitute, Fernando Santos called Diogo Dalot.

Meanwhile, Hungary was not afraid to face Portugal. The Hungarian coach, Marco Rossi, actually enjoyed his role as a dark horse in the hell group at the 2020 European Cup.
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