Last Updated: 06/09/13 10:07pm
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.
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.
GOAL - RONALDO!!! Ronaldo heads his side on front, unmarked from eight yards from Coentrao's cross from the left.
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.
Moutinho takes the throw in but C Evans wins the ball and breaks forward before passing to Lafferty in the box but Alves tackles.
GOAL - RONALDO!!! Moutinho takes the corner and Ronaldo loses his marker Lafferty before heading home unmarked from eight yards at the near post!!!
Carroll makes a great save to deny Veloso's effort from 22 yards in front of goal. The ball hits the cross bar and goes out for a corner. Carroll needs treatment on the pitch for an injury.
Nani again tries to get past Ferguson at the right byline but the defender shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.
SENT OFF - BRUNT!!! Brunt lunges into Pereira and gets another yellow card so has to go. He is devastated. Carroll then knocked the ball away and gets booked also.
Moutinho takes the corner on the right but McAuley heads away. Coentrao then crosses back into the box but Carroll catches the ball ahead of Alves.
Paterson tussles with Alves for the ball 25 yards out on the right and the defender hands the ball for a NI free-kick.
Evans hits a long ball forward for Ward to chase and Patrico has to come out quickly from his box to clear.
Brunt takes the corner and short and wins a throw in five yards out on the left. NI take but Coentrao clears the danger.
NI come again and McGinn crosses into the box from the right and Pereira puts the ball out for a corner on the left.
GOAL - WARD!!!! Ferguson takes the corner and Evans flicks on at the near post to Ward near the line and he slots home past Patrico!!!! Replays show, though, he was offside so he gets lucky!! Coentrao is booked after the goal for protesting.
Ward crosses from 22 yards on the left into the box and Pepe has to put it out for a corner on the right.
Ronaldo feeds the ball to Meireles on the left who in turn passes to Coentrao to the left of goal but his cross into the centre is easily cleared by Evans.
McAuley sees Patrico off his line and tries to lob the keeper from 35 yards in the centre but his effort goes just over.
NI win a free-kick just inside their half on the left. Ferguson punts the ball forward but McAuley fouls on the edge of the box for a Portugal free-kick.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 7/2 for a NI win, 5/4 for the draw and 3/2 for a Portugal victory. My 1-1 prediction is now down to 5/2!! What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to email@example.com and I will post up the best when I get back with my brew!
HALF TIME. The sides go in all square with Portugal on ten men, stay with us for the second half, NI have a real chance of causing an upset here!!!!
Ferguson floats the ball into the box and Patrico partially punches before it goes out for a NI throw in ten yards out on the left.
NI come again and McGinn wins a throw in 20 yards out on the right. Hodson takes and Norwood wins a free-kick 20 yards out on the right touchline.
RED CARD - POSTIGA!!! Postiga and McAuley tussle for the ball before he tries to headbutt the NI defender and he is sent off. Ronaldo is then booked for complaining. NI have a free-kick just inside the Portugal half on the right.
Carroll makes a great save to his left to save from Postiga before Veloso passes from the left to Coentrao who turns and shots and Carroll saves again.
Portugal come again and Postiga tries an effort from 22 yards to the right of goal and his low effort goes well wide.
Ronaldo runs into the left side of the box before crossing into the centre but Ferguson tracks back and clears the danger.
Ronaldo runs at the box on the right and is fouled by Brunt who is booked. It is a Portugal; free-kick 25 yards out on the right.
Coentrao takes the throw in and wins another in a similar position. He takes again but Hodson wins the ball and clears.
GOAL - MCAULEY!!!! Ferguson whips the corner into the box and McAuley rises the best in the box and heads home under pressure from six yards. Game on!!!!
NI come again and Norwood crosses from the right towards Paterson at the far post and Pepe has to put it out for a corner on the left.
McGinn goes past Coentrao on the right flank before crossing into the box from 25 yards but Pepe heads the ball back to him. McGinn runs into the box from the right but he is tackled and Portugal clear.
Portugal take the free-kick quickly and feed the ball to Pereira on the right who crosses into the box from 20 yards on the right but Carroll easily catches the ball.
Hodson wins the ball off Coentrao and crosses into the box from six yards on the right but Pepe clears the danger.
Moutinho wins a free-kick 40 yards out in the centre. Portugal take and feed the ball to Meireles six yards out in the centre but McAuley tackles and clears.
NI take the throw in and feed the ball into the left corner but Ward loses the ball and Portugal clear.
Postiga and Brunt vie for the ball in the left right corner and the ball goes out for a NI throw in. Postiga goes down and rolls around trying to get a free-kick but the ref is having none of it.
Portugal take the throw in and Vieirinha shoots from 15 yards on the left but Carroll gets down well to his right to save at his near post.
Veloso puts the corner into the box but Brunt heads away for a Portugal throw in 12 yards out on the left.
GOAL - ALVES!!!! Moutinho floats the corner into the box and it is flicked on at the near post to Alves on the edge of the box in the centre and he volleys low into the right corner.
Brunt puts the throw in into the box but Paterson fouls Pepe in the box and it is a Portugal free-kick.
NI win two more throw ins on the right before Hodson floats the ball into the box and Pereira puts it out for a throw in 20 yards out on the left.
NI win a throw in near the halfway line on the right. Norwood floats the ball into the right corner and Pepe concedes a throw in ten yards out.
Moutinho floats the ball into the box and Alves has a free header but heads just wide to the right of goal from 15 yards in the centre.
Brunt puts the free-kick into the box and McAuley and Patrico jump for the ball but the NI man fouls the keeper and it is a Portugal free-kick.
McGinn makes a strong run down the right before crossing into the box from 25 yards but it goes out at the near post for a goal kick.
NI take the throw in but Veloso wins the ball and clears up field but Evans tackles Postiga on the edge of the box and clears.
Paterson and Pepe tussle for the ball and NI win a throw in 35 yards out on the left. Pepe starts complaining and is booked.
Paterson wins the ball off Pepe and feeds it to Ferguson who crosses into the box from 12 yards on the left but Pepe partially blocks. Brunt then crosses into the box from 15 yards on the left but Patrico easily catches.
Portugal come forward and Ronaldo feeds the ball to Meireles in acres of space in teh centre. He tries an effort from 20 yards but Evans blocks before Pereira's pass forward goes out for a goal kick.
Portugal take the throw in and win another 12 yards out on the left. They take but McAuley partially clears before Postiga wins a throw in 25 yards out on the right.
Chris Green from Huddersfield says: "It would be an amazing achievement for Northern Ireland if they win this evening. However, I think this match will be a bridge too far for them because if Portugal perform to their potential, they will walk rings round the Northern Ireland defence." Thanks for your view Chris, the teams are on the pitch, not long to go now!
My view - I'm going for a 1-1 draw tonight, which pays a handsome 17/2 with Sky Bet. What are your views / predictions for tonight's game? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best throughout the evening.
FIRST VIEW - Tom has been in touch to say: "I think that portugal should come out winners today. Although I dont think it will be easy... my prediction is 3 - 1 Portugal" Cheers Tom, enjoy the game.
Teams - MK Dons defender Lee Hodson has been handed the unenviable task of shackling Cristiano Ronaldo at Windsor Park. With Aaron Hughes and Craig Cathcart injured, 21-year-old right-back Hodson is handed the toughest task of his career - stepping up from League One to pit his wits against the Real Madrid superstar. Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is able to restore Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt to his starting XI after they missed the 1-0 win over Russia last month, but Kyle Lafferty is consigned to the bench. Portugal have left Manchester United winger Nani out in favour of Wolfsburg's Vierinha.
Teams - Northern Ireland: Carroll, Hodson, McAuley, Evans, Ferguson, McGinn, S Davis, Norwood, Brunt, Ward, Paterson. Subs: McGovern, Devlin, Baird, Corry Evans, McArdle, Bruce, McKeown.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 12/1 for a Northern Ireland win, 4/1 for the draw and 30/100 for a Portugal victory.
Welcome to Windsor Park where Northern Ireland host Portugal in their Group F qualifier. Can the hosts build on their fantastic result against Russia last time, or will Portugal spoil the Windsor Park party? Send your views / predictions to email@example.com and I will post up the best throughout the evening.