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WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates Lionel Messi’s birthday with a goal for Portugal

The Real Madrid superstar scored his 56th goal in as many games for club and country since the start of the 2016/17 season

It was inevitable.

Today Lionel Messi celebrates his 30th birthday and while most of us have spent the day desperately trying to ignore the fact the great Argentine isn’t immune to the harsh effects of ageing, his long-time friendly rival Cristiano Ronaldo has been preparing for a Confederations Cup game.

Portugal are up against the mighty New Zealand in Russia with a spot in the semi-finals already ensured.

Spoiler alert – he scored

Spoiler alert – he scored

There were rumours Ronaldo may have been rested but he’s never been one to pass up the opportunity to add a few goals to his impressive tally.

The Euro 2016 champions took the lead in the 33rd minute when Danilo Pereira was fouled in the box and the referee awarded a penalty.

Naturally, Ronaldo stepped up and crashed the spot-kick into the top corner for his 75th international goal.

Check it out…

And then Man City new boy Bernardo Silva got involved.

The former Monaco midfielder doubled the lead with a simple tap-in after some nice build-up play.

Although Pep Guardiola would have been holding his breath when he went down clutching his ankle during the celebrations…

Regulation stuff for Ronaldo and co.