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UEFA Nations League • Group 4
  • 2nd Half
  • Denmark
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Christie
    85'
  • O'DowdaObafemi
    80'
  • BraithwaiteCornelius
    79'
  • BradyRobinson
    66'
  • PoulsenGytkjær
    65'
  • O'BrienCurtis
    65'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Denmark
  • Republic of Ireland
  • EriksenLerager
    45'
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Denmark - Republic of Ireland
UEFA Nations League - 19 November 2018

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90+2'

FULL TIME

It's all over and it's another goalless deadlock between these sides.

90+1' 

There will be another two minutes of this, then we can all carry on with our lives.

90'

CHANCE!

Lerager lays off a pass to Gytkjaer on the edge of the six-yard box, but his shot ripples the side netting! Plenty in the stadium thought that was in!

89' 

Denmark push forward on the right channel through Cornelius, but Long deals with the danger.

86' 

Schone's free kick from around 30 yards is blasted into the Irish wall.

  • Cyrus Christie
    Yellow cardCyrus ChristieRepublic of IrelandChristie is booked for putting a high boot on Schone.
85'

Christie is booked for putting a high boot on Schone.

81' 

Ireland have still yet to have an attempt on target.

Denmark have only had one.

  • Michael Obafemi
    OffCallum O'DowdaRepublic of IrelandSUB: Obefemi replaces O'Dowda.
  • Michael Obafemi
    OnMichael ObafemiRepublic of Ireland
80'

SUB: Obefemi replaces O'Dowda.

79/ 

Knudsen launches a huge throw-in to the box, but Duffy clears.

  • Andreas Cornelius
    OffMartin BraithwaiteDenmarkSUB: Braithewaite comes off for Cornelius.
  • Andreas Cornelius
    OnAndreas CorneliusDenmark
78'

SUB: Braithewaite comes off for Cornelius.

75'

Coleman plays a ball from the left channel but Robinson is a good couple of yards offside.

73' 

The most entertaining part of this game is almost certainly the loud swearing from the Irish bench that is very audible on the broadcast!

72'

In a rare Irish push forward, Robinson is flagged offside.

68' 

Quite what Keogh was thinking in that moment was anyone's guess - he was easily dispossessed in a dangerous area.

68'

CHANCE!

Keogh is dispossessed by Jorgensen, who charges towards goal, beats Randolph and sees his placed shot hit the post!

A huge chance for Denmark and a massive let-off for Keogh!

  • Callum Robinson
    OffRobbie BradyRepublic of IrelandSUB: Brady makes way for Robinson.
  • Callum Robinson
    OnCallum RobinsonRepublic of Ireland
65'

SUB: Brady makes way for Robinson.

  • Christian Gytkjær
    OffYussuf PoulsenDenmarkSUB: Poulsen is replaced by Gytkjaer
  • Christian Gytkjær
    OnChristian GytkjærDenmark
65'

SUB: Poulsen is replaced by Gytkjaer

  • Ronan Curtis
    OffAiden O'BrienRepublic of IrelandSUB: O'Brien is replaced by Curtis.
  • Ronan Curtis
    OnRonan CurtisRepublic of Ireland
65'

SUB: O'Brien is replaced by Curtis.

63' 

Ireland have played the vast majority of this game in their own half and haven't strung together too many meaningfull pass combonations. It's almost a training ground exercise for the hosts.

61'

Braithewaite latches on to a Lareger pass but is flagged for offside.

58'

Denmark have had eight chances to Ireland's two. The hosts have maintained 67% possession.

56' 

Poulsen plays a square ball to Hojbjerg on the edge of the box and he blasts a powerful shot over the bar.

54' 

CHANCE!

After being picked out by Jorgensen, Braithewaite looks to curl the ball into the far corner, but Long blocks it for a corner!

53' 

Christie breaks into the box and swings in a cross, but no one is there for it.

Ireland are looking a little more positive in this half.

51' 

Brady swings in a free kick from 45 yards in the right, and Poulsen rises to clear the danger.

47' 

CHANCE!

Poulsen latches onto a loose ball from Braithewaite around five yards from goal... and he smashes it over the bar!

He really should have scored there.

  • Lukas Lerager
    OffChristian EriksenDenmarkSUB: Eriksen has been replaced by Lerager.
  • Lukas Lerager
    OnLukas LeragerDenmark
46'

SUB: Eriksen has been replaced by Lerager.

46'

THE SECOND HALF BEGINS!

Ireland kick off, in the hope of creating something meaningful over the next 45 minutes.

  • End of 1st Half
45'

HALF TIME

Not the most captivatinbg half of football, that. Chances were few and far between, as an Ireland side who are clearly low on confidence rarely threatened to go forward.

42'

Poulsen wins a free kick around 35 yards from goal after being brought down by Long. Eriksen lines it up...and his attempt dips just over the bar!

That's the best chance of a goal we've had in this half...

39' 

They're definitely happt to sit back tonight...

38' 

Christie's long throw lands in the mixer, but the ball gets tangled under O'Brien's feet and Eriksen clears.

34' 

Ireland have a free kick on the left of the box. It's cross territory but Brady has an attempt at the near post, which hits the side netting!

32' 

That was the first attempt on target of the game. Sigh.

31' 

Knudsen sends in a long throw, which Eriksen swings in towards Jorgensen. His header is collected by Randolph.

27' 

Eriksen's corner finds nobody but is swung back in by Knudsen. Ireland manage to clear the danger.

26' 

Denmark win a free kick, to the right of the box. Schone swings it in and Long heads it out for a corner.

24' 

Schone picks up the ball around 35 yards from goal and takes a few steps forward, under absolutely no pressure. No Irish player tries to close him down as he unleashes a shot from distance, which sails wide.

22' 

As may have been expected, this one is not a thriller. The Danish are comfortably passing the ball around the middle as the visitors sit back.

18' 

Brady attempts a pass back down line to Long... but he passes straight into the dugouts instead. Whoops.

17' 

CHANCE!

Poulsen lets the ball run to Jrgensen in the box, but Duffy slides to block his shot!

Denmark are dominating thus far.

16' 

Schone has a pop from just outside the box - a first-time hit from a loose ball - but it flies into the stands.

We've yet to have a meaningful shot on goal in this contest.

15' 

Coleman did well attacking down the right channel in the build-up to that last chance.

14' 

CHANCE!

Brady's scuffed shot in the box falls to Coleman, whose attempt from around 7 yards is cut out by Bjelland!

13' 

Denmark have had 66% possession so far. Ireland are pretty happy to sit back and let the hosts have the ball.

9' 

Kasper Schmeichel is in the stands taking in th eaction with father Peter. They look cold.

6' 

Jorgensen attempts a shot from outide the box but it is blocked. After some pinball, it falls to Poulsen, who shoots over the bar from 20 yards.

5' 

Up the other end, Stevens exploits the space to put a cross into the mixer, but the 'keeper claims it well.

5' 

Ankerson goes to ground in the area after a challenge from Stevens, but the ref doesn't feel it's enough for a penalty.

It seems like a good call.

4' 
3' 

Stevens breaks into the box and beats three men before Jorgensen's well-timed tackle ends the threat.

1'

Poulsen tries to latch onto a Knudsen long ball, but the flag goes up.

1' 

IT BEGINS!

After a rousing a capella Danish anthem rendition and a respectful minute's silence for the aforementioned Irish fan who passed, Azerbaijani referee Aliyar Aghayev pips his whistle.

19.40 

Kick-off in Aarhus is five minutes away. Idrætspark, home to midtable Superliga side AFG Aarhus, is a 19,400-capacity stadium with a running track around the pitch.

"We want to end the calendar year well," says O'Neill on Sky Sports. "It's a very cold night but we want our players to get in the game."

19.35 

Some more positive vaguely-Ireland-related football news: the draw for the Euro 2020 qualifiers will be held next Sunday (1st December) in Dublin.

The Aviva Stadium will be hosting three group games and a Round of 16 tie as UEFA takes their big show on a pan-continental jaunt.

It's quite possible Ireland will have a new manager by the time those qualifiers come around...

19.30 

Suffice to say, the fans are not entirely happy with the Ireland XI tonight...

19.25 

Some very sad news to report: an Irish supporter has passed away in Denmark.

The players will wear black armbands and the FAI have requested a minute's silence.

19.15 

Ireland have managed only one win in their last 10 outings: a 2-1 friendly victory over a young USA side in transition.

Denmark, meanwhile have won three of their last four and are undefeated at home since January.

The Irish, however, have scored in their last two away trips.

19.10 

Martin O'Neill, meanwhile, has promoted head scratching with his rather defensive 5-3-2 lineup-more than half the team are defenders!-and his decision to bench Arter and Robinson.

19.05 

Both sides have made five changes tonight, and it is interesting to see Eriksen survive the Danish cull, in light of his potential injury concerns. Kasper Schmeichel and Thomas Delaney are both sitting this one out with suspensions.

19.00 

Ireland drew 0-0 in their most recent meeting with Denmark, which was also the scoreline the last time they met on Danish soil, in a November 2017 World Cup qualifier. However, the meeting that sandwiches those two stalemates saw Denmark thrash the Irish 5-1 in Dublin. Eriksen bagged a hat-trick that evening, helping the Danes to qualify for the World Cup at the expense of their opponents.

18.55 

In a tournament that has thus far been definied by competitive games, sadly this is something of a dead rubber. Denmark have already won League B4, assuring promotion to the Nations League top flight.

Ireland, by only securing a single point in their goalless outing against Denmark in the return fixture, are already relegated to League C.

18.53 

DENMARK: Ronnow; Ankersen, Zanka, Bjelland, Knudsen; Hojbjerg, Schöne; Braithwaite, Eriksen, Poulsen; Jorgensen. Subs: Jensen, Hansen, Vestergaard, Christensen, Gytkjaer, Norgaard, Dolberg, Dalsgaard, Stryger Larsen, Lerager, Cornelius, Sisto. /// REP OF IRELAND: Randolph, Coleman, Keogh, Duffy, Long, Stevens, Christie, Brady, Hendrick, O'Dowd, O'Brien. Subs: Doyle, Kelleher, Lenihan, Meyler, Williams, Denne, Robinson, Curtis, Hourihane, Obefemi, Hogan, Arter.

18.48 

It's a 4-3-3 for Denmark, wirh captian Christian Eriksen in the middle of the park with Pierre Emile Hojbjerg and Lasse Schone flanking him.

18.46 

Here's how the Irish are lining up tonight. There are five changes, with Enda Stevens and Aiden O'Brien earning starts.

18.45 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's live commentary of the UEFA Nations League clash between Denmark and the Republic of Ireland. This is Ryan Bailey (@ryanjaybailey) taking you through all the action from Idrætspark in Aarhus.
Kick off is at 19.45 GMT, team news to follow shortly.