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Cristiano Ronaldo leads Portugal to victory

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 129th and 130th goals of his international career with Portugal as Roberto Martinez’s side signed off their preparation for Euro 2024 in style with a comfortable 3-0 win over the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday in Aveiro.

Joao Felix initiated the scoring for Portugal in the first half, expertly curling the ball into the net after a cleverly executed short corner caught the Irish defense off guard.

Ronaldo, who played the full game, extended Portugal's lead early in the second half with an unstoppable strike into the top corner. He then secured his second goal of the match with a precise finish on the hour mark.

Portugal head off to Germany on a winning note and face the Czech Republic in their first game of the European Championship on Tuesday. Ireland's season is over, but the search for a new permanent manager continues to drag on.


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