Cristiano Ronaldo crowned Euro 2020 Golden Boot winner – as Portugal captain finishes tied with Patrik Schick with five goals but pushes Czech Republic forward to the gong after providing an assist
Cristiano Ronaldo officially won the Golden Boot of the European Championship with five goals after Sunday’s final.
His victory was confirmed following England’s 3-2 loss to Italy on penalties after a 1-1 draw after extra time at Wembley.
Juventus forward Ronaldo has scored five goals in four games throughout the tournament, tied with Czech Republic forward Patrik Schick.
Cristiano Ronaldo (above) won Euro 2020 Golden Boot award after scoring five goals
The Portuguese star finished tied with Patrik Schick but beat him with just one assist
However, due to his only assist on Schick’s zero, he edged out Bayer star Leverkusen to win the award.
Although Fernando Santos’ side lost 1-0 in the round of 16 against Belgium, they scored seven goals in Group F, the “Group of Death”, with Ronaldo winning the vast majority.
Raphael Guerreiro scored late against Hungary before an increasingly late brace in a 3-0 win, before Ronaldo and then Diogo Jota scored in a 4-2 loss to Germany and the ex-Manchester United winger went managed another brace in a 2-2 draw with France.
England striker Raheem Sterling (left) and Harry Kane (second left) couldn’t add to their tally of three and four respectively in Sunday’s tournament final against Italy at Wembley.
Two England stars were in contention for the award, as Harry Kane scored four goals and compatriot Raheem Sterling three before the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.
However, the Three Lions were unable to draw 1-1 in normal and overtime, with Luke Shaw’s goal canceled by Leonardo Bonucci’s equalizer before the Azzurri triumphed on penalties, formalizing the victory. of Ronaldo just hours after the triumph of his great rival Lionel Messi in the Copa America. with Argentina.
Interestingly, Roberto Mancini’s side have shared the goals among many players, with Ciro Immobile, Matteo Pessina, Manuel Locatelli and Federico Chiesa, among many others.