Portugal 3-0 Republic of Ireland: Ronaldo brace sends Selecao off to Euro 2024 in style

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Cristiano Ronaldo deed a stunning brace arsenic Portugal hit nan Republic of Ireland successful their last crippled earlier Euro 2024.

The Selecao superstar, astatine nan ripe aged property of 39, rolled backmost nan years pinch 2 fantabulous strikes up of his 5th European Championship pinch nan Selecao.

Joao Felix was besides connected target successful a ascendant show against nan Irish astatine Estádio Municipal de Aveiro arsenic nan 2016 European Champions bid for much glory successful Germany this summer.

Ronaldo rolls backmost nan years

Portugal went up done Joao Felix’s opener, nan Barcelona guardant punishing nan Irish pinch a debased left-footed thrust aft being afforded acres of abstraction successful nan box.

Ireland were fortunate their shortage was conscionable 1 extremity astatine break contempt glimpses of threatening opposing goalkeeper Diogo Jota aft immoderate questionable defending from nan Portuguese.

But Ronaldo was successful ruthless temper successful nan 2nd half, netting his first successful sensational style.

The erstwhile Real Madrid icon was picked retired Ruben Neves, earlier cutting wrong pinch a fewer stepovers and curling a beautiful onslaught successful to nan apical corner.

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Ten minutes later, he took his world tally to 130 goals, sumptuously finishing past Caoimhin Kelleher aft being teed up by Diogo Jota.

Ronaldo missed a fistful of chances to container his hat-trick but Roberto Martinez will beryllium satisfied by nan evening’s activity arsenic crunch clip accelerated approaches.

Portugal statesman their Euro 2024 run successful conscionable 7 days’ clip against Czechia earlier facing Turkiye and Georgia successful Group F.

For Ireland, attraction will move to a Nations League brushwood pinch England successful September, erstwhile they will dream to person a caller head installed.

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