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Euro 2024: Key records set so far in the Competition

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The Euro 2024 Championship began last Friday, kicking off an exciting and intense tournament. Fans have enjoyed competitive matches with some surprising outcomes.

So far, 12 games have been played in the competition, resulting in 34 goals being scored with 11 wins and 1 draw.

Austria, Belgium, Ukraine, Serbia and Croatia are the only five countries that  have failed to score in the competition so far.

Let’s dive into the records and key stats from the first round of matches;

Spain’s victory over Croatia was impressive in itself, but 16-year-old Lamine Yamal made history by becoming the youngest man to play at a European Championship.


He even registered an assist as Spain made an eye-catching start to the competition.

Romania turned in a high-octane performance to win the country’s first European Championship match in 24 years with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Ukraine in their Euro 2024 Group E football opener.

In Hungary’s game, Liverpool midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai became the youngest man to captain a team at the Euros at the age of 23 years and 234 days.

Albania, who scored the fewest goals of any group winner in qualifying, found a way past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after only 23 seconds, becoming the fastest goal scored in an European Championship.

It was only their second goal at a major tournament and the fastest in Euros history.


Nedim Bajrami’s strike, which came after an Italy throw-in, comfortably bettered the 67 seconds it took Dmitri Kirichenko to score for Russia against Greece in Euro 2004.

Also, prior to the tournament, no player has recorded a 100% passing accuracy while attempting more than 76 passes in a single EURO match since the start of EURO 1980 but Andreas Christensen took the record to the next level.

He ended the match against Slovenia with a new record after finishing the draw with a 100 per cent pass accuracy rate.

Moreover, in this competition, No player has made more clearances at EURO 2024  than Tottenham’s defender Radu Drăgușin.


He made 10 clearance for his country in their first game against Ukraine.

Youngster Arda Guler became the youngest player to score on his debut at a European Championship finals (19 years and 114 days).


He has now surpassed the record set by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2004, at 19 years and 128 days.

 

Lastly, Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player to appear in six different European Championships in Portugal’s win over Czech Republic.

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