Luxembourg 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland | 2021 - UEFA Under-21 Championship | 2031832

UEFA European Under-21 Championship | Jos Nosbaum, Luxembourg
07 September 2021 - 15:00 (16:00 local time)

Luxembourg 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland

Kuete(84pen) full-time Whelan(70)
Luxembourg Republic of Ireland

REPORT | Luxembourg U21 1-1 Ireland U21

A late Luxembourg penalty denied Ireland Under-21s the win as they drew 1-1 in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier in Dudelange.
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7th Sep 2021

Colm Whelan netted Ireland’s goal, in the 69th minute,  just minutes after taking to the pitch. However the hosts were awarded a penalty late on which was converted by Dylan Kuete.
 
Ireland had had their own spot-kick saved in the first half as they missed out on taking maximum points from their first two games.
 
Jim Crawford handed first Under-21 starts to Joel Bagan, Dawson Devoy and Evan Ferguson with Lee O’Connor returning to the starting XI. 
 
The first chances of the game fell to Ireland and Will Ferry was involved in both. First he saw an effort flash past Lucas Fox’s post then he attempted to lob the goalkeeper but couldn’t generate enough power.
 
In the 26th minute Tyreik Wright went close when he was put through by Conor Coventry. The Salford City forward angled his shot towards goal however Fox denied him with a smart save.
 
Ireland had a glorious chance in the 32nd minute to go ahead when they were awarded a penalty. Ferry won the spotkick when he was brought down. Wright stepped up but Fox pulled off a fine save to keep the scores level.
 
It took until 20 minutes into the second half for either side to have a chance. Ferry worked hard to feed a ball to Coventry who fired at goal.
 
Ireland got the goal their play deserved on 69 minutes. Whelan and Andrew Moran were brought on for Ferguson and Ferry and it was Whelan who made an immediate impact finding the corner with a tidy finish.
 
But the hosts got back into the game through a penalty.
 
Oisin McEntee brought down his man when attempting to head away and the referee pointed to the spot. Kuete made no mistake with the penalty.
 
The two teams face each other again on October 8 in Ireland.
 
Speaking after the game Manager Jim Crawford said: “It was fantastic for Colm [Whelan] to come on and score a brilliant goal with his left foot - he's been doing that all week in training.

"We had a spell after the goal when we were in control but they still remained dangerous on the break. They scored to make it 1-1 with a penalty but it's a draw and perhaps takes the gloss off a fantastic Bosnia performance.

"We'll have to dust ourselves off and get ready for the next international window."
 
Luxembourg: Fox; Schmit (Sacras, 77), Olesen, D’Anzico; Ikene, Latic, Medina (Turping, 77), Osmanovic, Erkus (Torres, 77), Bernard (Kuete, 54), Curci (De Oliveiria 85).
 
Republic of Ireland: Maher; O’Connor, McEntee, O’Brien, Bagan; Coventry © (Johansson, 81), Kilkenny, Devoy (Noss, 81); Ferry (Moran, 67), Wright, Ferguson (Whelan, 67).
 
Referee: Loukas Sotiriou (Cyprus)

PREVIEW | Luxembourg U21 v Ireland U21

Republic of Ireland Under-21s will look to make it two wins out of two when they take on Luxembourg in Dudelange in their second UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier tomorrow.
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6th Sep 2021

A 2-0 win over Bosnia & Herzegovina in Zenica on Friday gave Jim Crawford’s men the perfect start thanks to goals from Tyreik Wright and Conor Coventry.

They’ll head to the Stade Jos Nosbaum stadium looking to take maximum points from their opening games and against opposition they’ll take on in Tallaght Stadium next month.

Match Details
Fixture: Luxembourg U21 v Republic of Ireland U21
KO Time: 3.00pm (Irish time)
Stadium: Stade Jos Nosbaum, Dudelange 

Where to watch: RTÉ Player and the RTÉ News channel;
 
Match Officials
Referee: Loukas Sotiriou (CYP)
Assistant Referee: Omiros Tziortzis (CYP)
Assistant Referee: Ioannis Lazarou (CYP)
Fourth Official: Kyriakos Christodoulou (CYP)

Team News 
No injury concerns.
 
Manager Jim Crawford said: “We saw them playing against Italy and they had the better chances before Italy scored and they caused Italy problems on the counter attack. It’s going to be a different type of challenge to Bosnia but a challenge we’re looking forward to as a group.”

Gavin Kilkenny said: “None of these away qualifiers are easy. It was a great 2-0 win away in Bosnia and the performance was very good but Luxembourg will pose a threat to us. They’ll be tough opposition and it’s up to us to be ready.”

Republic of Ireland Under-21 Squad 
 
Goalkeepers: Sam Blair (Bury Town, on loan from Norwich City), Brian Maher (Bray Wanderers), Daniel Rose (Schalke 04).

Defenders: Ronan Boyce (Derry City), Joel Bagan (Cardiff City), Andy Lyons (Bohemians), Anselmo Garcia MacNulty (Wolfsburg), Oisin McEntee (Greenock Morton, on loan from Newcastle United), Jake O’Brien (Crystal Palace), Lee O’Connor (Tranmere Rovers, on loan from Celtic). 

Midfielders: Conor Coventry (Peterborough United, on loan from West Ham United),  Dawson Devoy (Bohemians), Ryan Johansson (Fortuna Sittard, on loan from Sevilla), Gavin Kilkenny (Bournemouth), Andrew Moran (Brighton and Hove Albion), Conor Noss (Borussia Möchengladbach), Ross Tierney (Bohemians), Louie Watson (Derby County). 

Forwards: Evan Ferguson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Will Ferry (Crawley Town, on loan from Southampton), Joshua ‘JJ’ Kayode (Rotherham United), Ollie O’Neill (Fulham), Colm Whelan (UCD), Tyreik Wright (Salford City, on loan from Aston Villa). 
 
Fixtures - UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers (all times are Irish times)
Tuesday, September 7 | Luxembourg U21 v Republic of Ireland U21, Stade Jos Nosbaum, Dudelange, Luxembourg, KO: 3pm 

Tactical Lineups

Luxembourg

1 Fox (G) 2 Erkus 4 D'Anzico 5 Olesen (C) 6 Latic 7 Medina 8 Ikene 9 Curci 10 Bernard 11 Schmit 19 Osmanovic

Substitutes

  • 12 Timothy Serge Martin (G)
  • 3 Alexandre Sacras
  • 13 Dylan Kuete
  • 14 Fränz Sinner
  • 15 Cédric Baiverlin
  • 16 Diogo Monteiro De Oliveira
  • 17 Yohann Torres
  • 18 Selim Turping
  • 20 Roni Klisurica

Coach

Manuel Cardoni

Republic of Ireland

1 Maher (G) 2 O'Connor 3 Bagan 5 McEntee 6 Coventry (C) 7 Kilkenny 11 Ferry 13 O'Brien 18 Wright 19 Ferguson 20 Devoy

Coach

James Crawford

Officials

  • Referee Loukas Sotiriou
  • Assistant Referees Omiros Tziortzis
  • UEFA Delegate Johny Vanspauwen
  • Assistant Referee Two Ioannis Lazarou
  • Fourth Official Kyriakos Christodoulou
  • Referee Observer Kristinn Jakobsson

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • 1" The match is under way.
  • 2" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 2" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 3" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Alessio Curci (Luxembourg).
  • 4" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Gianni Medina (Luxembourg).
  • 7" Evan Ferguson (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 12" Farid Ikene (Luxembourg) has a shot blocked.
  • 15" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 15" Lucas Fox (Luxembourg) blocks a shot.
  • 16" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 17" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 18" Emre Erkus (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on Dawson Devoy (Republic of Ireland).
  • 19" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Farid Ikene (Luxembourg).
  • 21" Alessio Curci (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on Oisin McEntee (Republic of Ireland).
  • 22" Dawson Devoy (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 22" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 22" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 23" Evan Ferguson (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 24" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Farid Ikene (Luxembourg).
  • 24" Alessio Curci (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on Joel Bagan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 25" Farid Ikene (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland).
  • 27" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 27" Gianni Medina (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland).
  • 27" Emre Erkus (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on Dawson Devoy (Republic of Ireland).
  • 27" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 27" Lucas Fox (Luxembourg) blocks a shot.
  • 31" Emre Erkus (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on William Ferry (Republic of Ireland).
  • 33" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) misses from the penalty spot.
  • 33" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 34" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Farid Ikene (Luxembourg).
  • 37" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 39" Edin Osmanovic (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland).
  • 39" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 39" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Alessio Curci (Luxembourg).
  • 42" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Farid Ikene (Luxembourg).
  • 42" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 43" Farid Ikene (Luxembourg) takes the free-kick.
  • 44" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 45+1" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Emre Erkus (Luxembourg).
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • 46" The second half begins.
  • 47" Jake O'Brien (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Gianni Medina (Luxembourg).
  • 49" Léon Schmit (Luxembourg) takes the corner.
  • 49" Mathias Olesen (Luxembourg) has an effort on goal.
  • 49" Brian Maher (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 50" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Alessio Curci (Luxembourg).
  • 50" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 50" Farid Ikene (Luxembourg) takes the free-kick.
  • 50" Gary Bernard (Luxembourg) has a shot blocked.
  • 53" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 53" Alessio Curci (Luxembourg) misses the target.
  • 54" Dylan Kuete (in) - Gary Bernard (out) (@@teamID)
  • 57" William Ferry (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 57" Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 57" Joel Bagan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Alessio Curci (Luxembourg).
  • 58" Farid Ikene (Luxembourg) takes the free-kick.
  • 59" Farid Ikene (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on William Ferry (Republic of Ireland).
  • 59" Evan Ferguson (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Léon Schmit (Luxembourg).
  • 60" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 61" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Farid Ikene (Luxembourg).
  • 64" Jake O'Brien (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Dylan Kuete (Luxembourg).
  • 65" Gianni Medina (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on Joel Bagan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 66" Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 66" Lucas Fox (Luxembourg) blocks a shot.
  • 67" Colm Whelan (in) - Evan Ferguson (out) (@@teamID)
  • 67" Andrew Moran (in) - William Ferry (out) (@@teamID)
  • 70" Colm Whelan (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 70" Dawson Devoy (Republic of Ireland) assists.
  • 72" Alessio Curci (Luxembourg) misses the target.
  • 74" Dawson Devoy (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 77" Yohann Torres (in) - Emre Erkus (out) (@@teamID)
  • 77" Alexandre Sacras (in) - Léon Schmit (out) (@@teamID)
  • 77" Selim Turping (in) - Gianni Medina (out) (@@teamID)
  • 78" Farid Ikene (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland).
  • 78" Farid Ikene (Luxembourg) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 80" Alexandre Sacras (Luxembourg) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 81" Ryan Johansson (in) - Conor Coventry (out) (@@teamID)
  • 81" Conor Noß (in) - Dawson Devoy (out) (@@teamID)
  • 81" Oisin McEntee (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Alessio Curci (Luxembourg).
  • 84" Dylan Kuete (Luxembourg) scores from the penalty spot.
  • 85" Diogo Monteiro De Oliveira (in) - Alessio Curci (out) (@@teamID)
  • 87" Irvin Latic (Luxembourg) has a shot blocked.
  • 88" Kevin D'Anzico (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on Conor Noß (Republic of Ireland).
  • 88" Kevin D'Anzico (Luxembourg) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 90" Selim Turping (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland).
  • 90+1" Conor Noß (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 90+1" Selim Turping (Luxembourg) is flagged for offside.
  • 90+4" Edin Osmanovic (Luxembourg) is penalised for a foul on Colm Whelan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 90+4" Edin Osmanovic (Luxembourg) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 90+5" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+5" Gavin Kilkenny (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 90+6" Tyreik Wright (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Luxembourg
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

1 8

Shots on Target

2 4

Shots off Target

2 1

Fouls Committed

14 16
  • Luxembourg

    Republic of Ireland

  • 1Goals1
  • 4Yellow Card(s)2
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 2Shots on Goal4
  • 2Shots Wide1
  • 3Shot(s) Blocked8
  • 3Save(s)1
  • 7Total Shots13
  • 14Fouls Committed16
  • 1Corner(s)8
  • 1Offside(s)3