Social Zone: Ronaldo escapes censure for a slap before landing knockout blow

Portugal and Man Utd striker gets wound up by O’Shea during World Cup qualifier but has the last laugh with a match-winning brace.

SOCCER: Cristiano Ronaldo was at it again on Wednesday night, scoring two late goals as Portugal came from a goal down to beat Republic of Ireland. But should he have even been on the pitch?

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SOCCER: According to Trevor Sinclair and Paul Merson, his legs have gone!

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SOCCER: Spare a thought for Gavin Bazunu, relegated to a footnote now.

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SOCCER: Decent.

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SOCCER: Former team-mates Philippe Coutinho and Thiago Alcantara still can't get out of the habit of wearing matching jerseys.

SOCCER: Do you want to see Mario Gotze frying chips? Of course, you do.

SOCCER: ¿Dónde estás? ¿Dónde estás? ¡Déjanos tenerte!

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