Cristiano Ronaldo hit a second half hat-trick to see off Northern Ireland in Belfast, after the hosts had led at the break. There were three red cards in an ill-tempered game as Helder Postiga, Chris Brunt and Kyle Lafferty were all dismissed.
Martin Paterson's first-half header was enough for Northern Ireland to record a memorable win in their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifier against Russia in Belfast.
Northern Ireland forward Kyle Lafferty has been ruled out of his side's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Russia on Wednesday, after picking up an injury in his debut for Italian side Palermo at the weekend.
Kyle Lafferty and Steven Whittaker have left Rangers to join Swiss side FC Sion and Premier League outfit Norwich City respectively.
A second-half header from Joe Ledley proved enough for Celtic to beat arch-rivals Rangers and replace their opponents atop of the Scottish Premier League table, while St Johnstone beat Kilmarnock 2-0.
Rangers had to work hard to beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-1 but moved seven points clear at the Scottish Premier League summit, while there were also victories for Aberdeen and Hearts.