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Ronaldo scores at four Euros, sets appearance record

Football Soccer - Hungary v Portugal - EURO 2016 - Group F - Stade de Lyon, Lyon, France - 22/6/16 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring their second goal REUTERS/Max Rossi Livepic
Football Soccer - Hungary v Portugal - EURO 2016 - Group F - Stade de Lyon, Lyon, France - 22/6/16Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring their second goal REUTERS/Max RossiLivepic

LYON, France (Reuters) - Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score at four European Championship tournaments with a brilliant back-heel flick against Hungary at Euro 2016 on Wednesday after setting a finals appearance record.

Ronaldo's equaliser in the Group F game made the score 2-2 with the forward having broken the record for the number of appearances at Euro tournaments when he started his 17th game.

Ronaldo, who set Portugal's all-time appearance record in internationals with his 128th cap in their last Euro 2016 match against Austria, moved ahead of former France defender Lilian Thuram and ex-Netherlands goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar on 16.

Ronaldo is the record scorer at Euro finals and in qualifying with a total of 27 goals.

(Writing by Ken Ferris; Edting by Ian Chadband)

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