Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Italy | 2021 - U21 Mens Friendlies | 2026499

UEFA Under-21 ChampionshipQualifying Round, Group One | Tallaght Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
10 October 2019 - 20:05 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Italy

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Republic of Ireland Italy

REPORT: Ireland 0-0 Italy - Ireland remain unbeaten

Republic of Ireland secured an important point against Italy as they remain unbeaten and top of the group in their UEFA European Championships qualifying campaign.
11th Oct 2019

Both sides ended the game with ten men as Moise Kean was sent off for Italy and Republic of Ireland striker Troy Parrott was shown a yellow card after an altercation in the second-half.

Whilst Italy dominated much of the possession in the first-half, it was Ireland who created the better chances. First, with 18 minutes on the clock, Adam Idah pounced on a long-ball forward before he found Jayson Molumby who knocked down for Parrott and he forced an impressive save out of Marco Carnesecchi.

Five minutes later, Connor Ronan almost marked his return to the team with a goal. Once again, Molumby's fantastic pass found Idah who held off the defence to supply Ronan and his 20-yard effort was parried away.

The most dramatic moment of the game came in the 63rd minute as both sides were reduced to ten men. An altercation between Moise Kean and Troy Parrott saw Kean receive a straight red card before Parrott was shown a second yellow card.

Ireland continued to create chances as Molumby's free-kick found O'Shea and after Liam Scales' touch, O'Shea's shot was well saved in the 72nd minute.

Ireland's final chance of the game came with ten minutes to go as Jason Knight was fouled on the edge of the area and after Conor Coventry touched the ball, Molumby's free-kick was tipped over the bar by the Italian keeper.

A record attendance for an Ireland U-21 match of 7231 witnessed Ireland secure a crucial point to remain unbeaten and top of the group.

"We're disappointed with the result really as there is a real sense in the dressing room that we should have won the match," said U-21 boss Stephen Kenny.

"It shows us how far we've came in such a short time that we competing with the first seeds in the group and one of the best teams in Europe.

"It was a fantastic crowd this evening, a record and they really got behind the team which was great to see."

Republic of Ireland: Kelleher (GK), O'Connor, Masterson, O'Shea, Coventry, Elbouzedi (Obafemi 68), Molumby (C) (Kilkenny 85), Idah, Parrott, Ronan (Knight 62), Scales.

Italy: Carnesecca (GK), Pellegrini, Tonali, Bastoni, Frattesi, Carraro (Sottil 68), Pinamonti (Cutrone 46), (Scamacca 46) Del Prato, Marchizza (Adjapong 23), Locatelli (C).

Referee: Sascha Stegemann (GER)

Attendance: 7231

Red Card(s): Kean, Parrott.

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Kelleher (G) 2 L. O'Connor 4 Masterson 5 O'Shea 6 Coventry 7 Elbouzedi 8 Molumby (C) 9 Idah 10 Parrott 11 Ronan 21 Scales

Italy

12 Carnesecchi (G) 3 Lu. Pellegrini 4 Tonali 5 Bastoni 7 Frattesi 8 Carraro 9 Pinamonti 11 Scamacca 15 Del Prato 16 Marchizza 21 Locatelli (C)

Substitutes

  • 1 Alessandro Plizzari (G)
  • 2 Claud Adjapong
  • 10 Patrick Cutrone
  • 13 Luca Ranieri
  • 17 Niccolo Zanellato
  • 18 Giulio Maggiore
  • 19 Marco Sala
  • 20 Moise Kean
  • 23 Riccardo Sottil

Officials

  • Referee Sascha Stegemann
  • Assistant Referee Christian Gittelmann
  • Assistant Referee Rafael Foltyn
  • 4th Referee Harm Osmers
  • Uefa Delegate Edy Kindle
  • Referee Observer Georgios Bikas

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 1" Gianluca Scamacca (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland).
  • 2" Davide Frattesi (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Connor Ronan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 3" Riccardo Marchizza (Italy) fouls.
  • 4" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Sandro Tonali (Italy).
  • 6" Gianluca Scamacca (Italy) misses the target.
  • 7" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 10" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Alessandro Bastoni (Italy).
  • 12" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 12" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 13" Gianluca Scamacca (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 13" Gianluca Scamacca (Italy) misses the target.
  • 17" Andrea Pinamonti (Italy) misses the target.
  • 19" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 19" Marco Carnesecchi (Italy) blocks a shot.
  • 21" Andrea Pinamonti (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Dara O'Shea (Republic of Ireland).
  • 22" Zachary Elbouzedi (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 23" Claud Adjapong (in) - Riccardo Marchizza (out) (Italy)
  • 24" Connor Ronan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 24" Marco Carnesecchi (Italy) blocks a shot.
  • 24" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sandro Tonali (Italy).
  • 25" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 26" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 27" Andrea Pinamonti (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Dara O'Shea (Republic of Ireland).
  • 32" Manuel Locatelli (Italy) has a shot blocked.
  • 32" Manuel Locatelli (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 33" Davide Frattesi (Italy) misses the target.
  • 43" Sandro Tonali (Italy) is shown a yellow card.
  • 43" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 43" Connor Ronan (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 45" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Enrico Del Prato (Italy).
  • 45+1" Alessandro Bastoni (Italy) fouls.
  • 45+1" Alessandro Bastoni (Italy) is shown a yellow card.
  • 45+4" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Manuel Locatelli (Italy).
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Moise Kean (in) - Gianluca Scamacca (out) (Italy)
  • 46" Patrick Cutrone (in) - Andrea Pinamonti (out) (Italy)
  • 47" Sandro Tonali (Italy) misses the target.
  • 50" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Marco Carraro (Italy).
  • 50" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 52" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 52" Manuel Locatelli (Italy) fouls.
  • 54" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Luca Pellegrini (Italy).
  • 55" Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 57" Claud Adjapong (Italy) has an attempt on goal.
  • 57" Caoimhin Kelleher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 57" Manuel Locatelli (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 62" Jason Knight (in) - Connor Ronan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 62" Liam Scales (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 62" Marco Carnesecchi (Italy) blocks a shot.
  • 63" Moise Kean (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland).
  • 64" Moise Kean (Italy) is dismissed.
  • 64" @@player1 (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 64" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 64" Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.
  • 68" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 68" Riccardo Sottil (in) - Marco Carraro (out) (Italy)
  • 68" Michael Obafemi (in) - Zachary Elbouzedi (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 71" Patrick Cutrone (Italy) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 72" Riccardo Sottil (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland).
  • 73" Dara O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 73" Marco Carnesecchi (Italy) blocks a shot.
  • 74" Davide Frattesi (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Michael Obafemi (Republic of Ireland).
  • 80" Alessandro Bastoni (Italy) fouls.
  • 81" Luca Pellegrini (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland).
  • 82" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 82" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 82" Marco Carnesecchi (Italy) blocks a shot.
  • 82" Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 84" Manuel Locatelli (Italy) has a shot blocked.
  • 85" Gavin Kilkenny (in) - Jayson Molumby (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 87" Manuel Locatelli (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 87" Sandro Tonali (Italy) misses the target.
  • 88" Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 90+3" Davide Frattesi (Italy) misses the target.
  • 90+4" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sandro Tonali (Italy).
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Italy

Corners Won

1 3

Shots on Target

5 1

Shots off Target

2 7

Fouls Committed

11 12
  • Republic of Ireland

    Italy

  • 0Goals0
  • 7Yellow Card(s)2
  • 1Red Card(s)1
  • 5Shots on Goal1
  • 2Shots Wide7
  • 0Shot(s) Blocked2
  • 1Save(s)5
  • 7Total Shots10
  • 11Fouls Committed12
  • 1Corner(s)3
  • 3Offside(s)1