Ronaldo makes Stijnen peace

Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted an apology from Belgium keeper Stijn Stijnen.

Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted an apology from Belgium keeper Stijn Stijnen following Portugal's 4-0 Euro 2008 qualifying win.

In the build-up to Saturday's game in Lisbon, Stijnen infuriated the Portuguese by claiming Belgium would be trying to kick Ronaldo out of the game.

He later moved to clarify his comments, but Uefa has opened an investigation after receiving a complaint from the Portuguese Football Federation.

The match passed without incident as Ronaldo scored twice in the 4-0 romp which lifted Portugal into third spot in Group A.

And, speaking after the match, the Manchester United winger confirmed he had no quarrel with Stijnen and had made peace with the keeper.

"Stijnen offered his excuses and I have accepted those," Ronaldo told the Portuguese media.

"For me, there is absolutely no problem any more.

"Such things happen in football - I make no drama out of it.

"Much more important is that we have won this game."

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