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REPORT: Ireland 0-0 Denmark

The Republic of Ireland continued their UEFA Nations League campaign with a 0-0 draw against Denmark at the Aviva Stadium.
IRLDEN
13th Oct 2018

While neither side found the net on the night the performance was enough to see Ireland manager Martin O’Neill claim his first point in the competition as they put in a hard-working spirited performance against an in-form Denmark side. 

Ireland went into the match with the welcome return of James McClean, who had been sidelined in the defeat to Wales due to injury. Matt Doherty also made his first start for the Republic of Ireland.

Ireland set the early momentum with having the best of the early exchanges, James McClean sent in a threatening cross in to the Denmark area for it to be just too high over Shane Long’s head. Jeff Hendrick curled an effort wide after finding himself one on one with  Kasper Schmeichel despite protests of a stop in play. 

Ireland continued to press looking most threatening from free kicks, however no Irish player could get that vital final touch. The first real chance of note for Denmark fell to Pione Sisto but his effort was well wide of the mark. 

Denmark’s best chance of the first half fell when a short corner routine was sent into the back post which was met on the volley by Kasper Dolberg but he couldn’t keep his effort on target. Ireland were next on hand when Jeff Hendrik sent in a teasing free-kick into the area, after Shane Long was felled, Shane Duffy rose highest however his effort went wide of the goal.  Pione Sisto struck the post after cutting inside and curled a great effort that had Randolph beaten, but was denied by the woodwork. 

A cagey second half saw Denmark’s Pione Sisto look threatening once again, however his effort went well over the bar as Ireland struggled to get a foothold in the game. Denmark went close again as Simon Kjaer’s goal-bound effort was cleared off the line brilliantly by Harry Arter. Ireland then had a fantastic opportunity to go ahead when Shane Long laid the ball off to Cyrus Christie whose effort had to be well saved by Kasper Schmeichel. Darren Randolph was twice called into action in quick succession with Martin Braithwaite and Thomas Delaney both having attempts on goal but neither were a real test to the Irish custodian.

While both sides will rue missed chances Martin O’Neill will take great comfort from tonight's performance to take into next Tuesday’s match against Wales. 

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Darren Randolph; Matthew Doherty, Cyrus Christie, Shane Duffy, Callum O’Dowda (Enda Stevens 46); Shane Long (Aiden O’Brien 82), James McClean, Jeff Hendrick, Richard Keogh, Kevin Long; Harry Arter (Callum Robinson 64).

DENMARK: Kasper Schmeichel, Simon Kjaer, Thomas Delaney, Kasper Dolberg (Andreas Christensen 78), Martin Braithwaite, Mathias Jorgensen, Henrik Dalsgaard, Jens Stiger Larsen, Lasse Schone, Yussuf Poulsen, Pione Sisto.

Referee: Javier Estrada (Espana).

Attendace: 41,220.

Match Day Guide: Ireland v Denmark

Republic of Ireland take on Denmark this evening in a crucial UEFA Nations League clash.
Harry Arter
13th Oct 2018

Tickets

FAI Ticket Collections will be open from 14:00 until kick-off at Lansdowne Rugby Club

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Build Up 

 

General

All food and beverage outlets will be open throughout the stadium from 18:15 for General Admission tickets and from 17:45 for Premium Level ticket holders. Supporters are encouraged to be in the stadium at least one hour early to soak up the pre-match atmosphere.

Safety & Security
Supporters travelling to Aviva Stadium are advised to arrive at least one hour ahead of kick-off to get through security and they are reminded of new security measures:

- Aviva Stadium Management are introducing a “No Bag Policy” to all events in the stadium

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- It is important that supporters do not bring any bags or rucksacks to the game

- Searching procedures will be in place at all entry points and because of this it is advisable all supporters arrive a little earlier than normal

- Extra Safety & Security measures will be in place at this fixture

Match Programme
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Live Coverage
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Republic of Ireland MNT Squad

Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Colin Doyle (Hearts), Sean McDermott (Kristiansund BK)
Defenders: Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Kevin Long (Burnley), John Egan, Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers)
Midfielders: Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Shaun Williams (Millwall), David Meyler (Reading), Harry Arter (Cardiff City*), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke City)
Forwards: Shane Long (Southampton), Callum Robinson, Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Aiden O'Brien (Millwall), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa)

*Indicates player is on loan

UEFA Nations League
Republic of Ireland v Denmark
Aviva Stadium, KO 19:45

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

23 Randolph (G) 2 Doherty 3 Christie 4 Duffy 8 O'Dowda 9 Long 11 McClean 13 Hendrick 20 Keogh (C) 21 Long 22 Arter

Denmark

1 Schmeichel (G) 4 Kjær (C) 8 Delaney 9 Dolberg 11 Braithwaite 13 M. Jørgensen 14 Dalsgaard 17 Stryger Larsen 19 Schöne 20 Y. Poulsen 23 Sisto

Substitutes

  • 16 Jonas Lössl (G)
  • 22 Frederik Rønnow (G)
  • 2 Peter Ankersen
  • 3 Jannik Vestergaard
  • 5 Jonas Knudsen
  • 6 Andreas Christensen
  • 7 Anders Christiansen
  • 10 Christian Gytkjaer
  • 12 Mike Jensen
  • 15 Pierre Højbjerg
  • 18 Lukas Lerager
  • 21 Andreas Cornelius

Officials

  • Referee Javier Estrada
  • Assistant Referee Javier Rodriguez
  • Assistant Referee Teodoro Sobrino
  • Additional Assistant Referee Ricardo De Burgos
  • Additional Assistant Referee José Luis Munuera Montero
  • 4th Referee Iñigo Prieto López De Cerain
  • Uefa Delegate Jacob Erel
  • Referee Observer Sándor Piller
  • Martin O'boyle
  • Patrick A. Daly

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark).
  • 5" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 7" Lasse Schöne (Denmark) misses the target.
  • 8" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Martin Braithwaite (Denmark).
  • 8" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 8" Lasse Schöne (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 11" Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) is flagged for offside.
  • 11" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 12" Thomas Delaney (Denmark) fouls.
  • 12" Callum O'Dowda (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 13" Callum O'Dowda (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 13" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Lasse Schöne (Denmark).
  • 14" Simon Kjær (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 15" Henrik Dalsgaard (Denmark) misses the target.
  • 15" Lasse Schöne (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Callum O'Dowda (Republic of Ireland).
  • 16" Callum O'Dowda (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 19" Pione Sisto (Denmark) misses the target.
  • 21" Kasper Dolberg (Denmark) misses the target.
  • 22" Martin Braithwaite (Denmark) has a shot blocked.
  • 22" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 22" Thomas Delaney (Denmark) fouls.
  • 24" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 25" Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 26" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 28" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Thomas Delaney (Denmark).
  • 29" Kasper Dolberg (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Shane Long (Republic of Ireland).
  • 29" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 33" Martin Braithwaite (Denmark) delivers the corner.
  • 33" Kasper Dolberg (Denmark) misses the target.
  • 38" Simon Kjær (Denmark) fouls.
  • 39" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 39" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 40" Lasse Schöne (Denmark) is penalised for a foul on Callum O'Dowda (Republic of Ireland).
  • 40" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 42" Lasse Schöne (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Shane Long (Republic of Ireland).
  • 43" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 44" Mathias Jørgensen (Denmark) misses the target.
  • 45" Lasse Schöne (Denmark) takes the corner.
  • 45+1" Pione Sisto (Denmark) misses the target.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Enda Stevens (in) - Callum O'Dowda (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 48" Pione Sisto (Denmark) is flagged for offside.
  • 48" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 49" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 49" Jens Stryger Larsen (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 55" Pione Sisto (Denmark) misses the target.
  • 56" Thomas Delaney (Denmark) is penalised for a foul on Shane Long (Republic of Ireland).
  • 56" Thomas Delaney (Denmark) is shown a yellow card.
  • 56" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 57" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lasse Schöne (Denmark).
  • 57" Lasse Schöne (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 58" Lasse Schöne (Denmark) delivers the corner.
  • 58" Simon Kjær (Denmark) has a shot blocked.
  • 58" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 60" Jens Stryger Larsen (Denmark) fouls.
  • 60" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 64" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Thomas Delaney (Denmark).
  • 64" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 65" Lasse Schöne (Denmark) misses the target.
  • 65" Callum Robinson (in) - Harry Arter (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 66" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Thomas Delaney (Denmark).
  • 66" Mathias Jørgensen (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 67" Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) fouls.
  • 67" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 70" Martin Braithwaite (Denmark) misses the target.
  • 71" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 71" Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) blocks a shot.
  • 72" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 72" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 76" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 76" Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 77" Enda Stevens (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark).
  • 77" Simon Kjær (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 78" Lasse Schöne (Denmark) has a shot blocked.
  • 78" Kevin Long (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 78" Lasse Schöne (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on James McClean (Republic of Ireland).
  • 79" Andreas Christensen (in) - Kasper Dolberg (out) (Denmark)
  • 79" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 79" Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 81" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 83" Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) is penalised for a foul on Enda Stevens (Republic of Ireland).
  • 83" Aiden O'Brien (in) - Shane Long (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 84" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 84" Martin Braithwaite (Denmark) has an attempt on goal.
  • 84" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 87" Thomas Delaney (Denmark) has an effort on goal.
  • 87" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 88" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Thomas Delaney (Denmark).
  • 89" Lasse Schöne (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 90" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 90" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 90" Mathias Jørgensen (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+1" Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 90+1" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+2" Lasse Schöne (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on James McClean (Republic of Ireland).
  • 90+2" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+3" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • The final whistle is blown.