The Republic of Ireland drew 0-0 against Portugal in their final home game in the 2022 World Cup qualification campaign.

Here's how we rated the Boys in Green.

Gavin Bazunu 7

Produced a good save to deny Andre Silva after Ireland had been caught cold off a quick free-kick. Bar that he had very little to do until he blocked Ronaldo's angled drive right at the death. His distribution was generally good and his temperament impressed once again. Bazunu has the aura of a seasoned pro.

Matt Doherty 7

Perhaps didn't get forward as much as Ireland needed him to but every time he did the hosts looked more threatening. He also got through a lot of defensive graft with Coleman to keep Ronaldo and Guedes under wraps on that flank. Doherty is a calming presence, capable of recycling possession out of tight areas which proves useful when Ireland are trying to play through the thirds. Was unlucky to have a late, late goal chalked off.

Seamus Coleman 8

An excellent showing from Ireland's Mr Dependable. Recovered brilliantly to halt a Ronaldo surge into the Irish box in the eighth minute; then produced a superb block to stop a strike from the Manchester United superstar. A typically assured showing from the Donegal man who never looked flustered - he won every duel he found himself in with Ronaldo.

Shane Duffy 7

The decibel levels soared when he Cruyff-turned away from Ronaldo midway through the first half. Defensively solid, offensively an awkward presence in the visitors' box - no team relishes trying to get to grips with the Derryman at corners.

John Egan 7

Looked very solid again alongside Coleman and Duffy apart from the odd counter when Ireland were a little loose. Egan thumped over a towering first-half header, via Danilo, and thumped into a few meaty challenges too in a lively opening. Read the game well throughout.

Enda Stevens 7

Clattered Goncalo Guedes as Ireland looked to set the tone early. Had a couple of sloppy moments in possession but found his stride in the second half and could have won it with 15 minutes to go when he slashed over Ogbene's low cross with his weaker right foot.

Jeff Hendrick in action at the Aviva

Jeff Hendrick 7

Emptied the tank to keep a lid on Portugal in the middle of the park - Bruno Fernandes' anonymous display was proof of that. Full of running, if occasionally a little careless in possession, and though he faded in the second half, this will go down as further proof of Hendrick rediscovering his old form for his country.

Josh Cullen 7

Neat and tidy all night as he quietly shielded his defence with the sort of diligence that's become his trademark in a green shirt. He had one of Ireland's better chances in the second half but his effort lacked power.

Jamie McGrath 6

Toiled throughout and covered a lot of ground but the St Mirren man struggled to have the impact he had on the game when these sides met in Faro. The game was starting to pass him by before Kenny took him off for Idah just after the hour mark.

Chiedozie Ogbene 8

Huge shift from the Corkman. He was given a really difficult task as he had to offer support to Robinson while also covering the space in front of Doherty on the right. After a nervy opening, he shone.

Almost picked Rui Patricio's pocket after the keeper had roamed miles from his goal, was very unfortunate to get booked for an innocuous tangle with Danilo and then could have done better with a header that he flashed over just before the break. But the longer this clash went on, the better he got. Ogbene has emerged as a genuine asset to this Ireland team over the last two windows.

Callum Robinson whips in a cross

Callum Robinson 8

Another good outing in green from CR7. Covered a lot of ground with Ogbene to harry and harass the visiting rearguard. He forced Rui Patricio into a sprawling save with a curling cross/shot and had another effort that whistled wide. Ultimately got Pepe sent off as relentless pressure drew the veteran into picking up a silly second yellow.


Adam Idah for McGrath (61 mins) - 7

A bright presence when he came on. Had some nice touches in the last 15 minutes particularly when Ireland threatened to steal it.

James McClean for Stevens (78 mins) - 6

Got into good positions but the radar was just off a little when it came to his delivery.

Conor Hourihane for Hendrick (78 mins) - 6

Got himself on the ball a good bit and showed some deft touches; you were longing for Ireland to get a free in a decent area that he could whip in.

Will Keane for Ogbene (90 mins) - N/A

Proved a handful in his injury-time cameo and may feel hard done by after the ref penalised him for a soft looking foul on Rui Patricio just before Doherty volleyed home what would have been the winner.