Belfast Telegraph

Pitch perfect for Ronaldo

Editor's Viewpoint

Tonight's match against Portugal will bring one of the great showmen of the game to Windsor Park. Ronaldo may have lost his title as the world's most expensive footballer to Gareth Bale, but he will no doubt be determined to show the Northern Ireland team and fans that he is one of the greatest players on the planet.

It could well be a night to pity whichever player – or players – are given the task of marking him.

Admittedly, Northern Ireland put up a fantastic show in Portugal holding the home team to a draw and subduing Ronaldo. Can the injury-ravaged Northern Ireland team perform another miracle?

Many will hope so, but playing Ronaldo out of the game for a second time may be a task too far.

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