Cristiano Ronaldo makes 'irreversible decision to leave Real Madrid'

Man Utd transfer news Cristiano Ronaldo could be on his way back to Old Trafford

The coach, who led Portugal to their Euro 2016 triumph in France two years ago, also confirmed that captain Cristiano Ronaldo will start Thursday's friendly at home to Algeria, their final warmup match.

While his form in the first half of the campaign was often disappointing, Ronaldo still finished last season with 44 goals to his name, including 15 in the UEFA Champions League as Real won it for the third year running.

In his first appearance of any kind since Real Madrid's victory in the UEFA Champions League final, Ronaldo threatened regularly in his 74 minutes but was forced to take a back seat to the eye-catching Guedes.

Madrid need to be able to replace Ronaldo at some stage, and they can't allow him to stand in the way of that.

Portugal's Goncalo Guedes scores the opening goal against Algeria.

Ronaldo set up the second in the 37th minute when he sped down the left and provided a pinpoint cross which Bruno Fernandes met with a powerful downward header for his first worldwide goal.

Bernardo Silva cleverly nodded William Carvalho's lofted pass into the path of the fast-arriving Guedes, who made no mistake with a simple low finish.

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Portugal enters this match after a 2-2 draw against Tunisia on May 28th and a 0-0 draw against Belgium on June 2.

Santos will take 13 players to Russian Federation who helped the team win its first major title at the European Championship two years ago in France.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos still has a lot of doubts about the team he will field in their opening World Cup match against neighbours Spain, he said on Wednesday. Costa Rica plays Serbia in Group E the previous day.

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