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Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain Cristiano Ronaldo trains with his team. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain Cristiano Ronaldo trains with his team. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo trains with his team at Windsor Park

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo trains with his team at Windsor Park

The Portugal squad at a training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

The Portugal squad at a training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Nani during this evenings Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Nani during this evenings Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Portugal Manager Paulo Bento holds a press conference after training at Windsor Park, ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Portugal Manager Paulo Bento holds a press conference after training at Windsor Park, ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Ronaldo during Thursday's Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Ronaldo during Thursday's Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Raul Meireles during Thursday's Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Raul Meireles during Thursday's Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Ronaldo during this evenings Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Ronaldo during this evenings Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Raul Meireles during Thursday's Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Raul Meireles during Thursday's Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Nani during Thursday's Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Nani during Thursday's Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Nani during Thursday's Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Nani during Thursday's Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Ronaldo during this evenings Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Ronaldo during this evenings Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Fabio Coentrao during Thursday's Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Fabio Coentrao during Thursday's Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Ronaldo during this evenings Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Ronaldo during this evenings Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Ronaldo during this evenings Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Ronaldo during this evenings Portugal squad training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Friday evening. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland on Friday night. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Ronaldo touches down in Belfast ahead of Portugal's clash with Northern Ireland. Pic Brian Little/Presseye

Ronaldo touches down in Belfast ahead of Portugal's clash with Northern Ireland. Pic Brian Little/Presseye

Brian Little

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Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

Fans Peter Mooney (left) and Martin Ramsey

Fans Peter Mooney (left) and Martin Ramsey

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September   2013
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-5th September 2013 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye Portugal's Chistiano Ronaldo arrives with his team at Belfast International Airport ahead of Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Brian Little

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The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Manchester Uniteds Nani
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©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Manchester Uniteds Nani ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

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The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo
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©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

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The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

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©Russell Pritchard  5th September 2013
The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

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©Russell Pritchard  5th September 2013
The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

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©Russell Pritchard  5th September 2013
The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Manchester Uniteds Nani
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Manchester Uniteds Nani ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

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©Russell Pritchard  5th September 2013
The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their Worl Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

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©Russell Pritchard  5th September 2013
The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland
Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard 5th September 2013 The Portugal team arrive in Belfast today ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Northern Ireland Real Madrids Christiano Ronaldo ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

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Portugal train at Windsor Park ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland. Real Madrid star and Portugal's captain Cristiano Ronaldo trains with his team. Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

He's lightning quick. He can perform tricks that ordinary footballers can only dream of doing.

His free-kicks are spectacular and deadly, and although he usually plays on the wing, he’s also dangerous in the air.

He’s famous, too, or infamous, depending on your viewpoint for his wink at Wayne Rooney as his then Manchester United team-mate was sent off at the 2006 World Cup Finals.

So just how do Northern Ireland go about stopping Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo at Windsor Park tonight (7.45pm).

Well, the good news is that they have done it before.

Last October Ronaldo was all ready to celebrate his 100th international appearance by beating Northern Ireland, but Michael O’Neill’s team had other ideas and pulled off a fantastic 1-1 draw.

Goalkeeper Roy Carroll and his defence were heroes that night. Now they must do it all again, determined not to blink first, as Roy seemed to tell his his old Man Utd team-mate.

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