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Euro 2020 day five: Ronaldo breaks record, France overcome Germany

Euro 2020 day five: Ronaldo breaks record, France overcome Germany
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An own goal from Mats Hummels sunk Germany against France in Munich, while Cristiano Ronaldo continued to raise the bar.

France underlined their Euro 2020 favourite tags with a 1-0 win over Germany in Munich, while holders Portugal opened their Group F campaign with a 3-0 win against Hungary in Budapest.

The tournament's so-called 'group of death' saw the two former world champions go head-to-head on Tuesday night.

A first-half own goal from Mats Hummels proved enough for a hard-earned France win, with Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema both seeing efforts ruled out for offside at the Allianz Arena.

Defending champions Portugal, meanwhile, eventually got the better of Hungary after a late double by Cristiano Ronaldo helped silence the majority of the home fans at a full-capacity Puskas Arena.

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Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen gave a positive update on his health and thanked everyone for their kind messages of support.

Budapest's bumper crowd

Fans attend the Euro 2020 Group F match between Hungary and Portugal at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest, Hungary
The return of mass crowds made for an electric atmosphere at the Puskas Arena in Budapest (Bernadett Szabo/Pool via AP)

The Puskas Arena in Budapest hosted the biggest attendance of the tournament so far, with a near capacity 61,000 crowd packed in as Hungary – where there has been a huge Covid-19 vaccination rollout – opened their Group F campaign with a defeat to dampen the party atmosphere.

Quote of the day

Eriksen with words everyone wanted to hear.

Allez Les Bleus

France's Kylian Mbappe (right) on as Germany's Mats Hummels scores an own goal
An own goal from Mats Hummels sunk Germany in Munich as France started with a win in the 'Group of Death' (Franck Fife/Pool via AP)

Stat attack

Portugal forward Ronaldo became the first player to appear in five European Championship finals when he led the team out against Hungary – having made his debut against Greece at Euro 2004. Not content with that new benchmark, Ronaldo's late double then also saw him crowned the tournament's all-time top scorer with 11 goals.

Up next

June 16

Finland vs Russia (Group B, St Petersburg, 1400)
Turkey v Wales (Group A, Baku, 1700)
Italy vs Switzerland (Group A, Rome, 2000)

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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