Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace for Portugal in their 3-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday, marking their last friendly before Euro 2024. Joao Felix also contributed a goal, helping Roberto Martinez's team recover from their previous loss to Croatia and boosting morale for the upcoming tournament in Germany. Ronaldo, aged 39, who was an unused substitute in the Croatia match, was instrumental against Ireland in Aveiro, nearly scoring in the first half and dominating the second. Pepe, the 41-year-old defender poised to be the oldest player in Euro history, also featured in the starting lineup. Despite Portugal's perfect qualification record, recent performances had raised concerns. Ronaldo emphasized the high expectations on Portugal and the need for grounded yet ambitious thinking. He will participate in his sixth Euros, a record, since debuting in 2004. Ronaldo reflected on his unchanged pride and thoughts since 2004, highlighting the importance of hard work alongside talent. Felix opened the scoring with a clever finish from a short corner in the 18th minute. Ronaldo's free-kick hit the post, and he later had a penalty appeal turned down before shooting straight at the goalkeeper. He scored beautifully shortly after halftime and quickly added another after a pass from Diogo Jota, netting his 130th international goal. Ronaldo narrowly missed a hat-trick chance as Ireland, led by interim coach John O'Shea, began to falter, though Portugal failed to extend their lead further. Felix praised the team's performance and confidence heading into Euro 2024, where Portugal will start against the Czech Republic on June 18, followed by matches against Turkey and Georgia in Group F.