Euro 2020 news – live: Cristiano Ronaldo sets scoring record as Wales prepare for hostile reception in Baku

Cristiano Ronaldo removes Coke bottles from press conference and demands water

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time record goalscorer in European Championships history on Tuesday after the 36-year-old bagged a late brace in his country’s 3-0 win over Hungary in Budapest, giving them the ideal start in Group F.

The “Group of Death’s” other big game saw Euros favourites France narrowly beat an unsettled Germany 1-0 in Munich thanks to a Mats Hummels own goal, with Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema unlucky to see their own fine finishes chalked off.

On Wednesday, the tournament enters its second round of group stage fixtures, with Finland meeting Russia in St Petersburg (2pm GMT), Turkey taking on Wales in what is likely to be a hostile and partisan atmosphere in Baku (5pm) and, finally, Roberto Mancini’s impressive Italy side facing Switzerland at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

France show champion’s class to defeat Germany

The “Group of Death’s” other big game saw Euros favourites France narrowly beat an unsettled Germany 1-0 in Munich thanks to a Mats Hummels own goal, with Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema unlucky to see their own fine finishes chalked off.

Much like England on Sunday, France delivered a professional performance, showing flashes of brilliance, without ever quite realising their full potential.

Germany, meanwhile, were never out of it but were certainly out of sorts and appeared to lack the iron self-belief we have come to associate with them over the years.

Melissa Reddy has this report.

France show champion’s class to defeat Germany in Euro 2020 opener

France 1-0 Germany: Mats Hummels’ own goal ensured Les Bleus made a perfect start

Peerless Cristiano Ronaldo sets Euros scoring record as Portugal see off Hungary

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time record goalscorer in European Championships history on Tuesday after the 36-year-old bagged a late brace in his country’s 3-0 win over Hungary in Budapest, giving them the ideal start in Group F.

It took until the 87th minute for Raphael Guerreiro to break the deadlock on Tuesday afternoon before the unstoppable veteran made the scoreline flattering for the holders.

Here’s Vithushan Enhantharajah with an appreciation of the master after he scored his 10th and 11th goals at the Euros, surpassing Michel Platini and netting for the fifth successive tournament after making his debut in 2004 aged just 19.

Cristiano Ronaldo adds new chapter to epic as Portugal superstar’s perfection endures

The Juventus superstar, 36, added a double in Budapest to move clear of Michel Platini as the leading scorer in men’s European Championships with 11 goals

Good morning and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of Day Six of Euro 2020, with both Wales and Italy among the teams in action as the tournament enters its second round of group matches.

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