Northern Ireland 2 - 4 Portugal

Match info: FIFA World Cup European Qualifying - Group F at Windsor Park

Date: 06/09/2013 KO: 19:45 Ref: Danny Makkelie Att: 12,001

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

N Ireland

Gareth McAuley 36
Jamie Ward 52



Bruno Alves 21
Cristiano Ronaldo 68,77,83

FT (ht: 1-1)

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  • FULL TIME. A Ronaldo hat-trick sees Portugal win 4-2 at Windsor Park. Brunt's sending off cost NI here. Thanks for your views tonight, stay with us for reaction.

  • Amorim's deflected shot from eight yards is put out by Carroll for a corner on the right but the ref blows for full time before Portugal can take it.

    90 (+4)
  • Portugal continue to run the clock down.

    90 (+2)
  • Four minutes of added time are announced.

  • Ronaldo is substituted with Amorim by Portugal.

  • Oliveira eventually tries an effort from 20 yards to the right of goal but it is well wide.

  • Portugal continue to keep possession to run the clock down.

  • Portugal are keeping possession without threatening.

  • Lull - the teams are canceling each other out in the centre.

  • HAT-TRICK - RONALDO!!!! Ronaldo takes the free-kick, hitting it low as the wall opens up. It takes a slight deflection and into the net for his hat-trick!!

  • Coentrao makes a strong run towards the NI box and he is fouled by Norwood on the edge of the box who is booked.

  • Portugal are keeping possession without threatening.

  • SENT OFF - LAFFERTY!!! Lafferty catches Pereira with a late challenge and is sent off.

  • GOAL - RONALDO!!! Ronaldo heads his side on front, unmarked from eight yards from Coentrao's cross from the left.

  • Portugal win a corner on the right. They take but C Evans clears.

  • Baird is on for Ferguson who appears to be injured.

  • Nani tries a curling effort from 22 yards on the left but Carroll parries before J Evans clears.

  • NI take the throw in and win another 35 yards out on the opposite side. Ferguson takes but Portugal win a throw in in a similar position.

  • Paterson again presses down the right and wins a throw in 20 yards out off Coentrao.

  • Paterson tries to run onto a long ball into the right corner but Pepe is quickly over to clear.


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