Republic of Ireland 6 - 0 Azerbaijan | 2018 - U17 Championship | 2021357

UEFA Under-17 Championship Qualifying Round Group 11 | Lokomotiv Stadium, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria
10 October 2017 - 16:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 6 - 0 Azerbaijan

Idah(6, 24, 58) Brennan(36) Murphy(38) Wright(43) Full-time
Republic of Ireland Azerbaijan

Ireland U17: Clinical Ireland see off Azerbaijan

Republic of Ireland U17 6-0 Azerbaijan U17
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10th Oct 2017

Republic of Ireland Under 17’s got their UEFA European Under 17 Championship Qualifying Round off to the perfect start with a 6-0 win over Azerbaijan in Bulgaria this evening.

Adam Idah, returning for another year at this level was ruthless in front of goal as he helped himself to a hat-trick. The first coming after just six minutes, a cool finish at the back post followed by a sublime volley 18 minutes later from a pinpoint Tyreik Wright cross.

Quick fire goals in the space of two minutes at the end of the half from Max Murphy and Sean Brennan gave Colin O’Brien’s side a four-goal cushion at the break – an emphatic finishing display from the Boys in Green.

Wright got in on the act after the restart to make it five before Idah wrapped up his hat-trick with twenty minutes remaining to cap off a fantastic personal and team display.

Following the game Head Coach Colin O’Brien was pleased with what he had seen.

“The players have been very positive all week in their application, and that transpired on the pitch into a great performance. We converted the chances we created and our attitude was where we wanted it to be. We are happy with the three points, that was our target at the start of the day.”

Next up for Ireland is a meeting with tournament hosts Bulgaria on Friday – a must win game for the Bulgarians following their 0-3 defeat to Ukraine today.

“We’ll do our recovery work from today and get the mindset ready for Bulgaria. They have to win following today’s results so it will be a cup final for them. We’ve no doubt it will be a tough game but we’ll be prepared and ready for the challenge.”

Ireland: Clarke (GK), Murphy, Ledwidge, McEntee, Collins(C), Knight, Thompson, Coffey, Idah (Ellis 67’), Wright (Walsh 49’), Brennan (Mahon 57’).

Azerbaijan: Arazli (GK), Rahimli, Omarov, Ibragimov, Hasanov (Muradov 62’), Gurbanov (Nuriyev 72’) , Abdullazade, Valizada(C), Maharramov, Abdullazade, Asgarov (Mammadov 41’)

Referee: Barbeno Luca (SMR)

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Clarke (G) 2 Murphy 3 Ledwidge 4 Mcentee 5 Collins (C) 6 Knight 7 Thompson 8 Coffey 9 Idah 10 Wright 11 Brennan

Azerbaijan

1 Arazli (G) 2 Rahimli 4 Omarov 5 Ibragimov 6 Hasanov 7 Gurbanov 8 Abdullazade 10 Valizada (C) 13 Maharramov 16 Abdullazade 17 Asgarov

Substitutes

  • 12 Elmaddin Sultanov (G)
  • 3 Murad Mammadov
  • 9 Musa Gurbanli
  • 11 Nijat Mammadov
  • 14 Khayal Muradov
  • 15 Veysal Rzayev
  • 19 Zamig Aliyev
  • 20 Ismayil Zulfugarli
  • 21 Jeyhun Nuriyev

Officials

  • Referee Barbeno Luca
  • Assistant Referee Gian Marco Ercolani
  • Assistant Referee Miroslav Maksimov
  • 4th Referee Georgi Davidov
  • Uefa Delegate Terje Hauge
  • Referee Observer Terje Hauge

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 1" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Sabuhi Abdullazade (Azerbaijan).
  • 2" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rufat Abdullazade (Azerbaijan).
  • 5" Samir Gurbanov (Azerbaijan) has a shot blocked.
  • 6" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 10" Tyreik Samuel Wright (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 13" Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Samir Gurbanov (Azerbaijan).
  • 14" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mahammad Maharramov (Azerbaijan).
  • 15" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 15" Ayhan Arazli (Azerbaijan) blocks a shot.
  • 17" Sabuhi Abdullazade (Azerbaijan) fouls.
  • 18" Javidan Rahimli (Azerbaijan) is penalised for a foul on Tyreik Samuel Wright (Republic of Ireland).
  • 18" Javidan Rahimli (Azerbaijan) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 19" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 19" Ayhan Arazli (Azerbaijan) blocks a shot.
  • 19" Tyreik Samuel Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 21" Vusal Asgarov (Azerbaijan) delivers the corner.
  • 21" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 23" Vusal Asgarov (Azerbaijan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland).
  • 24" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 30" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 30" Ayhan Arazli (Azerbaijan) blocks a shot.
  • 30" Callum Thompson (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 30" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 30" Kameron Ledwidge (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Mahammad Maharramov (Azerbaijan).
  • 36" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 38" Rufat Abdullazade (Azerbaijan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland).
  • 38" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 40" Callum Thompson (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 41" Nijat Mammadov (in) - Vusal Asgarov (out) (Azerbaijan)
  • 41" Sarjan Omarov (Azerbaijan) is penalised for a foul on Callum Thompson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 42" Tyreik Samuel Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 43" Tyreik Samuel Wright (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 44" Sabuhi Abdullazade (Azerbaijan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 46" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 47" Tyreik Samuel Wright (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 47" Tyreik Samuel Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 48" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 49" Marc Walsh (in) - Tyreik Samuel Wright (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 53" Barry Coffey (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 55" Sean Brennan (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 56" Nathan Collins (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 57" Sean Mahon (in) - Sean Brennan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 58" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 60" Sabuhi Abdullazade (Azerbaijan) takes the corner.
  • 62" Khayal Muradov (in) - Mahir Hasanov (out) (Azerbaijan)
  • 62" Mahammad Maharramov (Azerbaijan) fouls.
  • 63" Sean Mahon (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 63" Ayhan Arazli (Azerbaijan) blocks a shot.
  • 63" Oisin Mcentee (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Rufat Abdullazade (Azerbaijan).
  • 64" Sarjan Omarov (Azerbaijan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland).
  • 67" Jake Ellis (in) - Adam Idah (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 71" Marc Walsh (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 71" Ayhan Arazli (Azerbaijan) blocks a shot.
  • 72" Jeyhun Nuriyev (in) - Samir Gurbanov (out) (Azerbaijan)
  • 72" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 73" Rufat Abdullazade (Azerbaijan) fouls.
  • 74" Marc Walsh (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Mahammad Maharramov (Azerbaijan).
  • 74" Marc Walsh (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 75" Khayal Muradov (Azerbaijan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jake Ellis (Republic of Ireland).
  • 75" Sean Mahon (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 76" Barry Coffey (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 77" Turan Valizada (Azerbaijan) takes the corner.
  • 77" Nijat Mammadov (Azerbaijan) has a shot blocked.
  • 77" Turan Valizada (Azerbaijan) delivers the corner.
  • 78" Jake Ellis (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 78" Jake Ellis (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 79" Barry Coffey (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 79" Ayhan Arazli (Azerbaijan) blocks a shot.
  • 80+1" Jake Ellis (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 80+1" Ayhan Arazli (Azerbaijan) blocks a shot.
  • 80+3" Sabuhi Abdullazade (Azerbaijan) takes the corner.
  • 80+4" Max Murphy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 80+5" Nijat Mammadov (Azerbaijan) misses the target.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Azerbaijan

Corners Won

7 5

Shots on Target

13 0

Shots off Target

4 1

Fouls Committed

11 10
  • Republic of Ireland

    Azerbaijan

  • 6Goals0
  • 1Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 13Shots on Goal0
  • 4Shots Wide1
  • 2Shot(s) Blocked2
  • 0Save(s)7
  • 19Total Shots3
  • 11Fouls Committed10
  • 7Corner(s)5
  • 2Offside(s)0