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Euro 2025 qualifying: Republic of Ireland vs Sweden followed by Portugal vs Northern Ireland

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HT: Portugal 1-0 Northern Ireland

Lauren McCann
BBC Sport NI in Leiria

Northern Ireland will be relived to go in at the break only 1-0 down and that is in large part due to some key saves from Jackie Burns.

Lucia Alves has been a constant thorn in Northern Ireland’s side in that first half, Demi Vance needs some help to try and contain the pacy forward.

Tanya Oxtoby’s side did manage to string some passes together in the last five minutes of the half where they enjoyed their best spell of the game, and they will hope to bring Lauren Wade into the contest in the second half as she has been quiet.

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