Euro 2024: Ronaldo Missing, Bellingham, Kante Named Among First Round Man of the Match Award Winners

Euro 2024: Ronaldo Missing, Bellingham, Kante Named Among First Round Man of the Match Award Winners

Babajide Orevba
updated at June 19, 2024 at 2:45 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo produced a decent performance in Portugal's win over the Czech Republic, but it was Vitinha who won the Man of the Match Award
  • Jude Bellingham was sensational as England managed a 1-0 win over Serbia, and the Real Madrid forward was presented with the best player's prize
  • Jamal Musiala, Christian Eriksen, and Cody Gakpo are also among the players who won the Man of the Match awards after the Euro 2024 Match Day 1 matches

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Euro 2024 has started on a sensational note, and some players have lit up the tournament right from the opening game, producing outstanding performances.

Cristiano Ronaldo produced a spark in Portugal's 2-1 win over the Czech Republic, but Vitinha, who was outstanding during the game, walked away with the man-of-the-match award.

On the opening day, Jamal Musiala stole the show with his movement, balance, energy and enthusiasm as hosts Germany walloped Scotland 5-1.

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Jude Bellingham won the Man of the Match after England's win over Serbia at Euro 2024. Photo Credit: Matt McNulty.
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It was easy for UEFA officials to hand him the Man of the Match award as he also scored a sublime goal during the highly entertaining encounter.

After all Match Day 1 fixtures are concluded, below are the recipients of the MOTM Award, as per UEFA.

Matchday 1

14/06: Germany 5-1 Scotland – Jamal Musiala

15/06: Hungary 1-3 Switzerland – Granit Xhaka

15/06: Spain 3-0 Croatia – Fabian Ruiz

15/06: Italy 2-1 Albania – Federico Chiesa

16/06: Poland 1-2 Netherlands – Cody Gakpo

16/06: Slovenia 1-1 Denmark – Christian Eriksen

16/06: Serbia 0-1 England – Jude Bellingham

17/06: Romania 3-0 Ukraine – Nicolae Stanciu

17/06: Belgium 0-1 Slovakia – Stanislav Lobotka

17/06: Austria 0-1 France – N'Golo Kante

18/06: Turkey 3-1 Georgia – Arda Güler

18/06: Portugal 2-1 Czech Republic – Vitinha

Weird stats for Cristiano Ronaldo at Euros

Sports Brief earlier reported that a weird statistic about Cristiano Ronaldo emerged after Portugal's narrow 2-1 victory over Czechia at Euro 2024 on June 18.

The 2016 European champions secured their opening win of the tournament with a dramatic 92nd-minute goal from substitute Francisco Conceicao.

Ronaldo has now gone 29 free kick attempts in European Championships without scoring, dating back to his debut in 2004.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.