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With Cristiano Ronaldo looking for a world record-breaking 110th international goal, there’s every chance the Republic of Ireland will play no more than an ignominious bit part in the latest high profile chapter of the headline-grabbing footballer’s career. Currently level with former Iranian striker Ali Daei on 109, Ronaldo will fancy his chances of filling his boots against tonight’s visitors to the Estadio Algarve.
Portugal manager Fernando Santos appears to have opted for a 4-3-3 formation against the Republic of Ireland.
Rui Patricio starts in goal with Joao Cancelo at right-back and Raphael Guerreiro on the other side, while Pepe and Ruben Dias team up at centre-back.
Bruno Fernandes, Joao Palhinha and Bernardo Silva link up in midfield.
Captain Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafa Silva and Diogo Jota lead the attack
Portugal vs Ireland Line-up
Portugal: Rui Patricio, Joao Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Palhinha, Bernardo Silva, Rafa Silva, Ronaldo, Jota.
Subs: Otavio, Joao Mario, Danilo Pereira, Nelson Semedo, Andre Silva, Nuno Mendes, Domingos Duarte, Costa, Neves, Joao Moutinho, Goncalo Guedes, Lopes.
Rep of Ireland: Bazunu, Duffy, O’Shea, Egan, Coleman, Hendrick, Cullen, McGrath, Doherty, Connolly, Idah.
Subs: Horgan, Molumby, Arter, Omobamidele, Parrott, Manning, Kelleher, Hourihane, James Collins, Talbot, McClean.
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