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A young Ireland supporter gets Ronaldo's jersey. Picture: Sportsfile

A young Ireland supporter gets Ronaldo's jersey. Picture: Sportsfile

A young Ireland supporter gets Ronaldo's jersey. Picture: Sportsfile

A young Ireland supporter gets Ronaldo's jersey. Picture: Sportsfile

Cristiano Ronaldo gives his jersey to a young Ireland supporter. Picture: Sportsfile

Cristiano Ronaldo gives his jersey to a young Ireland supporter. Picture: Sportsfile

A young Ireland supporter gets Ronaldo's jersey. Picture: Sportsfile

A young Ireland supporter gets Ronaldo's jersey. Picture: Sportsfile

A young Ireland supporter gets Ronaldo's jersey. Picture: Sportsfile

A young Ireland supporter gets Ronaldo's jersey. Picture: Sportsfile

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A young Ireland supporter gets Ronaldo's jersey. Picture: Sportsfile

Portugal and Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo made a young fan’s day after she ran onto the pitch at the Aviva Stadium just after the full-time whistle.

Not only did the schoolgirl get a hug from her hero, she came away with the shirt off his back.

Ireland impressed as they took on Portugal in front of the first full-capacity crowd since the Covid pandemic hit.

The nil-all draw means the Boys in Green have now gone five games unbeaten.

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Cristiano Ronaldo gives his jersey to a young Ireland supporter. Picture: Sportsfile

Cristiano Ronaldo gives his jersey to a young Ireland supporter. Picture: Sportsfile

Cristiano Ronaldo gives his jersey to a young Ireland supporter. Picture: Sportsfile

Shelbourne Football Club said the girl who ran onto the pitch was one of its own players, Addison Whelan, who plays under-13 for the Dublin club.

In a Tweet, the club posted a picture, saying: “Shelbourne U13 player Addison Whelan gets Ronaldo’s jersey.”

Ronaldo failed to repeat the magic that saw him score two late goals and deny Ireland a famous victory in their last meeting – but the 50,000 supporters didn’t mind.

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A young Ireland supporter gets Ronaldo's jersey. Picture: Sportsfile

A young Ireland supporter gets Ronaldo's jersey. Picture: Sportsfile

A young Ireland supporter gets Ronaldo's jersey. Picture: Sportsfile

Ireland, whose own hopes of making it to the finals were effectively over two months ago, took home a point which means they can finish third with a win in Luxembourg at the weekend.

And while that represents scant consolation, the unfortunate defeat to Portugal in Faro in September is now their only loss in nine games.

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