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Aston Villa defender, Ahmed Elmohamady, lauded Cristiano Ronaldo on Twitter after he became the highest goalscorer in European Championship history.

The 36-year-old scored a brace for Portugal on Tuesday, who beat Hungary 3-0, even though it took them until the 84th minute to net their first.

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Even though it was a quiet game from Ronaldo, as soon as Portugal hit the back of the net for their opener, he then came to life.

He scored from the penalty spot to break Michel Platini’s record of (9) and then he added the cherry to the cake in stoppage-time for his second of the game and 11th overall.

Nonetheless, this is what Villa defender, Elmohamady, tweeted about Ronaldo after his record-breaking day:

Portugal are in the group of death, alongside France and Germany, so a big-hitter may well be heading for an early exit.

After Portugal’s win, Germany suffered a 1-0 defeat to France hours later, so the 2014 World Cup champions are already on the back foot.

Luckily for the heavyweight trio, the best four third-placed teams will also qualify alongside the top-two of each group, so they still have a chance in that regard.

As for Ronaldo, he will be hoping his fellow countryman can defend their crown as they are, without a doubt, one of the fancied teams for this tournament.

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