Euro 2016 • Group E
  • 2nd Half
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Sweden
  • LewickiEkdal
  • McCarthyMcGeady
  • HoolahanKeane
  • Whelan
  • Clark (o.g.)
  • WaltersMcClean
  • Lindelöf
  • BergGuidetti
  • Hoolahan
  • 1st Half
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Sweden
  • LustigBerg
  • McCarthy

Republic of Ireland - Sweden

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That result doesn't really help either side in their efforts to make it into the last 16. Ireland will be disappointed that they couldn't see out the win, but a draw was probably the fairest result. It was a scrappy affair, certainly not a classic, but well contested.


FULL-TIME: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Sweden


One last chance? Ireland have a freekick and an opportunity to lump the ball into the Swedish penalty area. But the team in yellow are organised at the back and repel the delivery.


Now it's Ireland who have the ball, but they have been pegged back, playing it all the way back to Randolph. Is there a chance that they are now holding for what they have?


Three minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the second half.


But for the moment it's Sweden who are pressing, looking for the goal that would give them the win to start their campaign. Randolph is having to punch away crosses into his box.


Keane has hardly had a touch of the ball since coming on. Can Ireland get possession to him in these final few moments? Can they create one last chance to take all three points?


Although that's not to say that there has been much in the way of quality. It has been rather scrappy, although that might be the design of the Irish. They like to play this way.


Can either side find a winner in these final few moments? Both teams are taking it in turns to attack. It has taken time to come to the boil, this match is now an end-to-end affair.


Republic of Ireland sub: James McCarthy OFF, Aiden McGeady ON.


IBRAHIMOVIC INCHES AWAY! Olsson once again does well to get down the left side and fizzes a low cross into the striker. But he can't make a connection and the chance is gone.


Whilst it certainly was surprising to see Keane come on for Ireland as they look for a goal, it was somewhat surprising to see Hoolahan come off. He had been their best player.


Olsson has been a real threat down the left side for Sweden in this second half. His crosses into the box have given Ireland plenty to think about at the back. The left-back has come on to a game.


On comes Keane and Republic of Ireland are going to have a real go at this now. He is the country's top goalscorer. All he needs is one chance. Can Ireland create one in the final 10 minutes?


Republic of Ireland sub: Wes Hoolahan OFF, Robbie Keane ON.


YELLOW CARD: Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland)


Hoolahan has been excellent for Republic of Ireland today. He took his goal really well, but more than that, everything that the Irish have done against Sweden has come through him.


Indeed, Ireland are pressing once again. They recognise the importance of claiming three points from this match if they are to secure their passage into the competition's last 16.


So how will the dynamic of this match change now? Sweden had been ramping up the pressure for quite some time, but will they continue to press? Or will Ireland have a go now?


GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Republic of Ireland 1 Sweden 1 (71 mins - Ciaran Clark). Sweden have an equaliser and it's an own goal! Clark had to deal with Ibrahimovic's cross, but he heads past Randolph into his own net.


MCCLEAN HEADS OVER THE BAR! He got the run on his marker from a freekick delivery but he was too far out and sent his header over the target. Good effort, though.


However, McClean needs to make sure he keeps his head. He does have a reputation for losing it from time to time. Ireland have to keep 10 men on the pitch. It's crucial.


McClean has been brought on to provide Ireland with an outlet on the wings for the final stages of this match. They need him to run into the channels, relieving some of the pressure.


Ireland are having to dig deep now. Sweden are coming forward in waves, looking for the goal that would get them back on level terms. But there hasn't been much quality to their attacks.


Republic of Ireland sub: Jon Walters OFF, James McClean ON.


There wasn't really much in that. Lindelof struck Walters in the face as he shielded the ball, but the referee decided that was worthy of a booking. That looked rather harsh to me.


YELLOW CARD: Victor Lindelof (Sweden)


It does feel like Sweden are starting to wind up a sustained attack over the final 30 minutes of this game. Ireland are slipping deeper and deeper as they defend what they have.


IBRAHIMOVIC COMES CLOSE! That was the chance the Sweden striker has been waiting for. He had his back to goal as a cross came into the box, but he volleys past the post.


Sweden sub: Marcus Berg OFF, John Guidetti ON.


Looks like Sweden are going to make a change here. John Guidetti is getting ready to come on. The former Manchester City striker has been linked with a return to the Premier League this summer.


However, this game is starting to stretch now. That won't be to the benefit of Ireland, who will be looking to keep things compact and tight. They have to stay organised at the back.


Ireland now appear to have weathered the storm that followed their opening goal. Brady has been excellent and he's been so effective in relieving pressure down the left wing.


McCarthy needs to be careful. He is already on a yellow card and is still throwing himself into tackles. Could O'Neill be tempted to make a change to make sure Ireland don't go down to 10?


Sweden have ramped things up and then some since the goal! Ireland are having to dig deep to defend what they have. This game certainly isn't over. The goal should spark quite the spectacle now.


FORSBERG SHOULD HAVE SCORED! Randolph is forced into a diving save, reacting to a deflected freekick delivery, but Forsberg fires over the rebound when he should have found the net.


Ireland have worked hard for that but they finally have the lead! They have been the better team and now the scoreline reflects that. O'Neill's side are ahead and good value for it.


GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Republic of Ireland 1 (48 mins - Wes Hoolahan) Sweden 0. The Boys in Green have the opener! Hoolahan met a cross on the bounce first time and fired a half volley into the net. What an excellent finish!


ANOTHER HENDRICK SHOT! The midfield drove forward with the ball and struck a fizzing, low shot towards goal from 25 yards out. But Isaksson was behind it the whole way.


ANOTHER HENDRICK SHOT! The midfield drove forward with the ball and struck a fizzing, low shot towards goal from 25 yards out. But Isaksson was behind it the whole way.


Ireland had the better of the first half but they couldn't find the breakthrough against a Sweden side who were rather toothless. Who will take control of this contest after the restart?


The second half is under way! It's still goalless between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Euro 2016.


HALF-TIME: Ireland 0-0 Sweden. Not much quality on show between the two teams, but plenty of effort and endeavour. Can either side find a breakthrough after the interval?I hope so!


Sweden substitute: Mikael Lustig OFF, Erik Johansson.


Hendrick and Brady have been the standout performers for Ireland so far. Hoolahan has also come into the game as it has progressed. The Boys in Green have been the better side.


LONG WANTS A PENALTY KICK! Hoolahan puts a wicked cross into the Swedish penalty area, with Long and Walters in there. But neither get there and Long has his appeals for a spot kick turned down.


Once again Sweden don't look too comfortable defending Ireland's set piece deliveries. This time, however, they survive, with a thumping clearance at the back post. That's a weakness, though.


For the most part Sweden seem to be quite happy to sit back and absorb much of the Irish pressure. They seem quite confident that the Boys in Green don't have the quality to cut through them.


However, Ireland need to also keep things tight at the back. Sweden seem to have weathered the storm of a few minutes ago and are now launching an attack of their own.


Republic of Ireland have had four attempts on goal compared to Sweden's one so far. They are on top in this first half. They have to make this pressure count, though. Can they find a breakthrough?


After a bright start to the match, Ibrahimovic has fallen out of the contest. Ireland are doing a really good job of making sure the Swedish striker doesn't receive the service he needs.


Ireland have the momentum at the moment. They are the ones pressing forward, with Sweden rocking. O'Neill will be wary of just how important a goal before half-time would be.


HENDRICK OFF THE BAR! That was the best move of the game and it results with Hendrick smashing a shot off the woodwork. The Derby man has been the best player on the pitch. Inches away.


Ireland have started to take control of this match in the last few moments. They are keeping the ball better and are seeing more of it around the opposition penalty area. Improving.


JUST OVER THE BAR! That was so close to an opener for Republic of Ireland. Brady takes aim from the edge of the penalty area, beats the keeper but hits the top of the net. O'Neill thought it was in.


Of course, the last game he played for Paris Saint-Germain was in this stadium. He scored twice in the French cup final. So he knows his surroundings here in the capital.


Ibrahimovic looks to be really sharp. His touch has been good and when he gets the ball he tends to do something productive with it. But he hasn't had any kind of service in to him so far.


Ibrahimovic looks to be really sharp. His touch has been good and when he gets the ball he tends to do something productive with it. But he hasn't had any kind of service in to him so far.


There's not really much of a pattern to the contest at the moment. Plenty of long balls forward, but that doesn't really suit Ireland, unless they want to turn Long and get him running at goal.


This game had been building up to something, but it seems to have gone flat again. Both teams are just feeling each other out at the moment. Neither side is committing too much forward.


WHAT A CHANCE! O'Shea really should have scored that! Clark's flick-on to the back post found the Sunderland man completely unmarked, but he just couldn't make contact with it on the stretch.

Republic of Ireland's Seamus Coleman and Sweden's Martin Olsson

That was a nasty one! Walters was down on the turf after being tripped when he was trodden on by Kallstrom. That was a sore one for the Stoke City man. Was that an accident?


Larsson is allowing Brady plenty of space down the left side of the pitch. Of course, Brady used to be a winger, now playing as a full-back. This is something he has in his game.


Ireland appear to have finally settled into this game now. Although they are still looking to play long over the top quite frequently. Long for Long, you could say. Something they're persisting with.


RANDOLPH SMOTHERS! Berg peeled away from his marker to take down a ball on the chest, but the Republic of Ireland goalkeeper was off his line quickly to dive at the feet of the striker.


HENDRICK HAS A SHOT SAVED! That was Ireland's first real chance of the match. Walters knocked down for Hendricks, but his drive at goal is saved by Isaksson. Good effort.


Randolph has the ball in his hands for the first time in the match. Olsson got down the left side and attempted to swing a cross into he box, it was far too close to the Ireland goalkeeper.


Neither side has really taken a grip of this contest early on. It's quite scrappy and there has been a lot of long balls played over the top. Surely it will settle down at some stage?


There were concerns over Walters' fitness heading into this game, but the Stoke City attacker has recovered in time from an Achilles injury and has made the starting lineup.


The freekick is swung into the Swedish penalty area, but the defending is strong and the ball is cleared. Ireland need to make the most of the set piece opportunities they have.


Ireland have won an early freekick. Brady was brought down by Larsson as he turned back to cross into the box. This is a chance for O'Neill's side to create an opportunity, here.


So it's a supposed one man team against a team unit. Ireland might not have anyone like Ibrahimovic to call upon, but they have a spirit that few teams can match at these championships.


The match is under way at the Stade de France in Paris! It's Republic of Ireland against Sweden.


The two teams are out for the national anthems. The Irish one is rather Irish, considering it builds to a crescendo of 'IREEELAND, IREEELAND.' Must have taken ages to come up with those lyrics.


Ibrahimovic is actually without a goal in his last three games against Republic of Ireland. They have been something of a bogey team for him, but he keeps his best displays for the big occasion.


Four years ago Republic of Ireland were really poor at the European Championships. They are expecting much, much better this time around. They are targeting the last 16 in 2016.


This is the first game of the so-called Group of Death at Euro 2016 - Group E. Belgium and Italy face each other later on today, but can Ireland or Sweden get on the front foot early doors?


This is the one Republic of Ireland have been waiting for. They return to the site of where Thierry Henry robbed them of a place at the 2010 World Cup - the Stade de France. Will they avenge that at Euro 2016?


TEAM NEWS: Republic of Ireland - Randolph, Coleman, Clark, O'Shea, Brady, Whelan, McCarthy, Hendrick, Walters, Hoolahan, Long. /// Sweden - Isaksson, Lustig, Granqvist, Lindelof, Olsson, Larsson, Lewicki, Kallstrom, Forsberg, Ibrahimovic, Berg.


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