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Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani start in the attack for Portugal in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in the starting lineup for his country's Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania this evening.

The 30-year-old has scored 55 international goals and leads the attack, with his former Manchester United teammate Nani in support.

Bernardo Silva and Danny are also handed starts, following last week's 1-0 defeat in a friendly against France.

Meanwhile, Sokol Cikalleshi will be expected to provide the main attacking threat for Albania, who could move above Portugal in their qualifying group with a victory.

Albania: Berisha, Djimsiti, Agolli, Arlind Ajeti, Lenjani, Cana, Kukeli, Xhaka, Abrashi, Gashi, Cikalleshi

Portugal: Patricio, Vieirinha, Pepe, Carvalho, Eliseu, Pereira, Veloso, Silva, Danny, Nani, Ronaldo

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