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Northern Ireland 2 - 4 Portugal: Ronaldo hat-trick

Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley beats the Portugal defence to score. Picture: PA

Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley beats the Portugal defence to score. Picture: PA

CRISTIANO Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in 15 minutes to deny Northern Ireland a famous win in Belfast.

Scorers: Northern Ireland: McAuley 36, Ward 52; Portugal - Alves 21, Ronaldo 68, 77, 83

Northern Ireland finished the game with nine men after Chris Brunt and Kyle Lafferty were sent off, with visitors Portugal also going down to to ten men after Helder Postiga was red-carded.

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