Ronaldo starts, Nani on the bench: Portugal vs FYR Macedonia

(Sporting Alert) — Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo starts, but Manchester United winger Nani is on the bench for Portugal for their friendly match with Macedonia tonight.

Ronaldo has been in sparkling form for the Spanish champions this season and is tipped to continue his good run for the national this summer.

Ricardo Quaresma and Hélder Postiga start alongside the tricky frontman in the attack, while João Moutinho and Miguel Veloso both start in midfield.

Nani is on the sub-bench with Pepe, Ricardo Costa, Nelson Castro Oliveira and Hugo Almeida.

Portugal vs FYR Macedonia

Portugal: Beto, Joao Pereira, Bruno Alves, Rolando, Fabio Coentrao, Veloso, Ruben Micael, Joao Moutinho, Postiga, Quaresma, Ronaldo

Subs: Eduardo, Pepe, Custodio, Almeida, Nelson Oliveira, Miguel Lopes, Meireles, Nani, Varela, Ricardo Costa, Hugo Viana, Rui Patricio

FYR Macedonia: Bogatinov, Grncarov, Noveski, Sikov, Ristovski, Urdinov, Gligorov, Spirovski, Trickovski, Fazli, Pandev

Subs: Nuredinovski, Georgievski, Mojsov, Demiri, Hasani, Tairi, Ibraimi, Ivanovski, Muarem

Referee: Alan Kelly (Ireland)

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