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Hungary Manager Takes Aim At 'Annoying' Cristiano Ronaldo For Over-The-Top Penalty Celebration

Adnan Riaz

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Hungary Manager Takes Aim At 'Annoying' Cristiano Ronaldo For Over-The-Top Penalty Celebration

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Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of celebrating like he was "in the final" after his penalty against Hungary, according to Marco Rossi.

Hungary caused problems for Portugal in their opening Euro 2020 clash before Raphael Guerreiro broke the deadlock in the 84th minute.

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Ronaldo opened his account at the Euros in the 87th minute before scoring an injury-time penalty to seal a 3-0 win for Portugal against Hungary.

The 36-year-old Portuguese superstar is currently the top scorer (five) at this summer's Euros and is tied with former Iran striker Ali Daei's all-time international goalscoring record (109).

However, Ronaldo's celebration after his penalty didn't sit well with Hungary manager Rossi, who insisted that people "notice these things."

Rossi praised the Juventus forward as a "great champion," but he admitted that Ronaldo can be "annoying" at times.

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Credit: PA

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, the 56-year-old Italian said: "Ronaldo is a great champion but at times he can be annoying.

"After the penalty with us, he celebrated as if he had scored in the final. People notice these things."

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Hungary bounced back from their defeat to Portugal with a shock 1-1 draw with 2018 World Cup champions France at the Puskas Arena.

Rossi's men continued to exceed expectations by securing a 2-2 draw against Germany in a thrilling encounter at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.

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Credit: PA

Despite their two draws, Hungary finished bottom of Group F as Portugal, Germany and France progressed to the round of 16.

Ronaldo added to his Euro 2020 goalscoring tally in Portugal's 4-2 defeat to Germany before his brace secured a crucial 2-2 draw against France.

Portugal, who finished third in Group F, will now face Belgium in the last 16 at the Estadio La Cartuja on 27th June.

Topics: Football, Euro 2020, UEFA, Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo

Adnan Riaz
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