Denmark 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland | 2018 - FIFA World Cup | 2023299

FIFA World Cup Playoff For Final Tournament | Telia Parken, Copenhagen
11 November 2017 - 20:45 (local time)

Denmark 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland

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REPORT: Denmark 0-0 Republic of Ireland

Denmark 0-0 Republic of Ireland
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11th Nov 2017

The Republic of Ireland earned what could turn out to be a valuable World Cup playoff draw against Denmark at Telia Parken in Copenhagen, setting them up for a huge return leg in Dublin.

Denmark started the match brightly, when Simon Kjaer played an excellent ball in over the top from deep for Jens Styger Larsen to shoot from close range at the back post in the 12th minute, but he was denied by the alert Darren Randolph before the Ireland goalkeeper reacted quickly to produce a second immediately from Andreas Cornelius.

Christian Eriksen enjoyed a shot in the 22nd minute, but Randolph was equal to it. It was a similar tale five minutes later when Nicolai Jorgenesen shot marginally wide from distance, 25 yards out.

A wayward clearance from Ciaran Clark on the half-hour mark saw Eriksen gifted with a chance to shoot from distance once more, and although Randolph palmed the ball away, it only went as far as Pione Sisto who should really have done better with the rebound just outside the six-yard box, shooting wide of the far post.

Cyrus Christie caused havoc on the right flank, rounding Larsen after a nice interchange with Murphy and Hendrick, before surging inside the area. His attempted chip was blocked only as far as Jeff Hendrick, but although he earned Ireland a corner with a turn-and-shot, the set piece came to nothing.

The second half began with neither side taking control - Denmark still enjoyed most of the possession, but failed to produce much of note until Yussuf Poulsen's speculative, long-range effort dragged wide of Randolph's post in the 70th minute, while Martin O' Neill's charges stayed on the defensive with Harry Arter stealing Eriksen's thunder on several occasions.

Chances were few and far between for the visitors, but a Robbie Brady free kick earned Clark a half-chance inside the Denmark 18-yard box not long into the second half, but the ball took a deflection on the way to him and the defender couldn't adjust his body to direct it on goal as the opportunity went away.

Ireland produced two good chances late on through a Brady strike from distance and Shane Duffy header from a Brady free kick, but it was Randolph who proved himself the hero when he denied a point-blank Poulsen header deep into stoppage time as Ireland left Copenhagen with a positive result.
Denmark: Kasper Schmeichel, Simon Kjaer, Peter Ankersen, William Kvist, Thomas Delaney, Nicolai Jorgensen, Christian Eriksen, Andreas Bjelland, Jens Stryger Larsen, Andreas Cornelius (Yussuf Poulsen 64), Pione Sisto (Nicklas Bendtner 73)
Substitutes: Jonas Lossi, Jesper Hansen, Mike Jensen, Jannik Vestergaard, Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jorgensen, Jonas Knudsen, Viktor Fischer, Lukas Lerager, Lasse Schone
Republic of Ireland: Darren Randolph, Cyrus Christie, Ciaran Clark, Daryl Murphy (Shane Long 74), Robbie Brady, James McClean, Callum O' Dowda, Jeff Hendrick (Conor Hourihane 93), Stephen Ward, Shane Duffy, Harry Arter (Glenn Whelan 88)
Substitutes: Keiren Westwood, Rob Elliot, John O' Shea, Paul McShane, Aiden McGeady, Wes Hoolahan, Matthew Doherty, Scott Hogan, Kevin Long

Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)

Tactical Lineups

Denmark

1 Schmeichel (G) 4 Kjær (C) 5 Ankersen 7 Kvist 8 Delaney 9 N. Jørgensen 10 Eriksen 12 Bjelland 17 Stryger Larsen 21 Cornelius 23 Sisto

Substitutes

  • 16 Jonas Lössl (G)
  • 22 Jesper Hansen (G)
  • 2 Mike Jensen
  • 3 Jannik Vestergaard
  • 6 Andreas Christensen
  • 11 Nicklas Bendtner
  • 13 Mathias Jørgensen
  • 14 Jonas Knudsen
  • 15 Viktor Fischer
  • 18 Lukas Lerager
  • 19 Lasse Schöne
  • 20 Yussuf Poulsen

Republic of Ireland

23 Randolph (G) 2 Christie 3 Clark (C) 8 Murphy 10 Brady 11 McClean 12 O'Dowda 13 Hendrick 17 Ward 20 Duffy 22 Arter

Officials

  • Referee Milorad Mažić
  • Assistant Referee Milovan Ristić
  • Assistant Referee Dalibor Djurdjević
  • 4th Referee Srdjan Jovanović
  • Uefa Delegate Jacques Antenen
  • Referee Observer Jaap Uilenberg
  • Deborah Ego
  • Media Officer Frits Ahlstrøm

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 1" Andreas Cornelius (Denmark) is penalised for a foul on Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland).
  • 1" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 4" Andreas Cornelius (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ciaran Clark (Republic of Ireland).
  • 4" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 8" Ciaran Clark (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 8" Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 11" Jens Stryger Larsen (Denmark) has an attempt on goal.
  • 11" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 11" Andreas Cornelius (Denmark) has an effort on goal.
  • 11" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 20" Simon Kjær (Denmark) is penalised for a foul on Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland).
  • 20" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 22" Christian Eriksen (Denmark) has an effort on goal.
  • 22" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 23" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Peter Ankersen (Denmark).
  • 23" Simon Kjær (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 24" Pione Sisto (Denmark) takes the corner.
  • 25" William Kvist (Denmark) fouls.
  • 27" Callum O'Dowda (Republic of Ireland) handles the ball.
  • 27" Jens Stryger Larsen (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 28" Nicolai Jørgensen (Denmark) misses the target.
  • 30" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Thomas Delaney (Denmark).
  • 30" Andreas Bjelland (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 31" Andreas Cornelius (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on James McClean (Republic of Ireland).
  • 31" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 32" Christian Eriksen (Denmark) has an attempt on goal.
  • 32" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 32" Pione Sisto (Denmark) misses the target.
  • 33" Andreas Cornelius (Denmark) fouls.
  • 38" Callum O'Dowda (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 38" Thomas Delaney (Denmark) blocks a shot.
  • 39" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 40" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 40" Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 43" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 43" Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) blocks a shot.
  • 43" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 43" William Kvist (Denmark) blocks a shot.
  • 44" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Andreas Cornelius (Denmark) is penalised for a foul on Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland).
  • 46" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 48" Thomas Delaney (Denmark) misses the target.
  • 49" Ciaran Clark (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Andreas Cornelius (Denmark).
  • 49" William Kvist (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 54" Nicolai Jørgensen (Denmark) handles the ball.
  • 54" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 55" William Kvist (Denmark) handles the ball.
  • 56" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 56" Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 59" Christian Eriksen (Denmark) takes the corner.
  • 62" Christian Eriksen (Denmark) has a shot blocked.
  • 62" Ciaran Clark (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 63" Christian Eriksen (Denmark) delivers the corner.
  • 63" Jens Stryger Larsen (Denmark) has a shot blocked.
  • 63" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 64" Yussuf Poulsen (in) - Andreas Cornelius (out) (Denmark)
  • 66" Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) is penalised for a foul on Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland).
  • 68" Ciaran Clark (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Peter Ankersen (Denmark).
  • 69" Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 69" Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) misses the target.
  • 72" Nicklas Bendtner (in) - Pione Sisto (out) (Denmark)
  • 74" Shane Long (in) - Daryl Murphy (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 77" Nicklas Bendtner (Denmark) fouls.
  • 78" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 79" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 80" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on William Kvist (Denmark).
  • 80" Christian Eriksen (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 80" Andreas Bjelland (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Shane Long (Republic of Ireland).
  • 84" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 84" Simon Kjær (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 84" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 84" Andreas Bjelland (Denmark) blocks a shot.
  • 84" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 84" Thomas Delaney (Denmark) blocks a shot.
  • 85" Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) is penalised for a foul on Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland).
  • 86" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 88" Glenn Whelan (in) - Harry Arter (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 89" William Kvist (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Callum O'Dowda (Republic of Ireland).
  • 89" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 89" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 89" Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) blocks a shot.
  • 90" Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) has an effort on goal.
  • 90" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 90" Christian Eriksen (Denmark) delivers the corner.
  • 90+1" Jens Stryger Larsen (Denmark) has a shot blocked.
  • 90+1" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 90+1" Christian Eriksen (Denmark) takes the corner.
  • 90+1" Nicklas Bendtner (Denmark) has a shot blocked.
  • 90+1" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 90+2" Thomas Delaney (Denmark) fouls.
  • 90+3" Conor Hourihane (in) - Jeff Hendrick (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 90+3" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+4" Jens Stryger Larsen (Denmark) misses the target.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Denmark
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

5 2

Shots on Target

5 2

Shots off Target

5 2

Fouls Committed

15 9
  • Denmark

    Republic of Ireland

  • 0Goals0
  • 0Yellow Card(s)0
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 5Shots on Goal2
  • 5Shots Wide2
  • 4Shot(s) Blocked4
  • 6Save(s)9
  • 14Total Shots8
  • 15Fouls Committed9
  • 5Corner(s)2
  • 0Offside(s)1