In what is, without question, the toughest group in Euro 2020, the moods of both nations were poles apart after matchday one.
The reigning champions, Portugal, were sleepwalking towards a frustrating stalemate before Cristiano Ronaldo inspired a late 3-0 win, while Germany were edged out by world champions France.
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It was an intimidating atmosphere in Budapest as a capacity crowd at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium cheered on Hungary, but Portugal brought the decibel levels down a notch or two with their late flurry, in which Ronaldo netted a five-minute brace to follow on from Raphael Guerreiro’s deadlock breaker.
Germany meanwhile enjoyed no such luck against France as Joachim Low — who will leave at the end of the tournament — struggled to find a way of thwarting the breakneck speed of Kylian Mbappe, though it was ultimately a Mats Hummels own goal that separated the nations.