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Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks European Championship Goals Record

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CRISTIANO Ronaldo became the record goalscorer in European Championship football as Portugal beat Armenia 1-0 in Group I. The Real Madrid forward took his tally in qualifying and tournament matches to 23, passing Denmark’s Jon Dahl Tomasson’s total with a close-range finish on 71 minutes. Portugal are a point behind Denmark, who won 3-1 in Serbia with two goals from the former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.

The surprise result of the night undoubtedly came in Athens where Greece’s miserable start to Group F continued with a shock 1-0 home defeat by the Faroe Islands. European champions in 2004, Greece again looked barely recognisable as the team that reached the last 16 of the World Cup as they were embarrassingly beaten by Joan Edmundsson’s second-half goal.

There was another unhappy home crowd in Rennes where the Euro 2016 hosts France needed a 73rd-minute equaliser from the substitute Antoine Griezmann to salvage a 1-1 friendly draw against Albania. – The Independent

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