Bruno Fernandes’ EM 2020 got off to a successful start. Portugal beat Hungary 3-0, even though the game was much closer than the score suggested.

The game went goalless until Raphael Guerreiro scored a deflected strike to open the goal in the 84th minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo then scored two more goals, a penalty and one in added time to round out the win.

Hungary had taken the lead minutes before Portugal opener but the goal was disqualified for offside. This decision was not well received by the 60,000 home fans and Portugal turned the game on its head.

(Photo by BERNADETT SZABO / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)

Fernandes stars

Portugal should have been in the lead before half-time. Bruno Fernandes whipped a centimeter-accurate cross that Cristiano Ronaldo somehow shot over the bar from close range.

Fernandes was Portugal’s most creative player. He made three key passes, more than Diogo Jota, Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva made together (2).

Fernandes had a shot on goal and was substituted in the 88th minute when Portugal were about to end the game.

This was an ideal start for the defending champions ahead of the upcoming games against Germany and then against France.

Portugal played more individually than as a team at times, with Jota being particularly wasteful. Until the late goals, it was an overwhelming feat that the United star was the choice.

Fernandes has done his part and he will have more chances to show what he is capable of in the upcoming games.

(Photo by BERNADETT SZABO / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)


Here’s a look at how United fans reacted to Fernandes’ performance …

The defensive-splitting pass from Bruno Fernandes to the first goal. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 # EURO2020

– αтε (@Nattie_Best) June 15, 2021

Bruno Fernandes, what an achievement that has certainly paid tribute to his name, MOTM

– Shaiyam🇳🇵 (@ Shaiyam7) June 15, 2021

Bruno Fernandes for MOTM imo

– MaWuLi 🤴🏌 (@__kofee) June 15, 2021

Bruno Fernandes was the player of the game before Ronaldo scored his two goals

– SKJ (@skj_mats) June 15, 2021

Bruno Fernandes was brilliant! !

– Nkem 🕙 (@Iamtemilee) June 15, 2021

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