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O'Neill out to spoil Ronaldo celebrations

October 15, 2012
By ESPN staff
Michael O'Neill wants his Northern Ireland players to spoil Cristiano Ronaldo's night as the Real Madrid forward wins his 100th cap for Portugal at the Estadio Dragao.

Ronaldo, 27, becomes only the third player in Portugal's history - after Luis Figo and Fernando Couto - to reach the century.

The landmark has led to lavish tributes being paid to the player, with his former Sporting Lisbon coach Laszlo Boloni hailing him as one of the most important people in Portugal's history.
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