Football – UEFA Nations League: Ireland Draw With Energetic Denmark

UEFA Nations League

Match Report:

  • Republic of Ireland could not retaliate for their World Cup play-off annihilation to Denmark as they were held to a goalless draw by a meeting side missing Christian Eriksen in Dublin.
  • Hattrick legend Eriksen smothered Ireland’s qualifying trusts in a 5-1 away win last November, yet the Tottenham midfielder was not fit to highlight in Saturday’s rematch in the UEFA Nations League.

  • Be that as it may, as opposed to opening the entryway for Ireland to record a genuinely necessary triumph, Eriksen’s nonattendance simply sapped the quality from the challenge as the two outfits attempted to offer anything in the last third.
  • Denmark in any event knew Eriksen’s arrival ought to guarantee change from this dismal showcase, however there were couple of positives for Martin O’Neill and Ireland to take forward.

  • The first of not very many first-half flashpoints came five minutes in when Denmark halted play for the harmed Harry Arter however Jeff Hendrick promoted to run clear, inefficiently shooting wide to the help of the enraged visiting players.
  • Darren Randolph covered from Thomas Delaney at the opposite end, before Pione Sisto whipped a low drive against the right-hand post only seconds previously the break.

  • There was no change to the example of play following the restart as Denmark kept ball possession at a close quiet Aviva Stadium, with Simon Kjaer denied the opening goal as Arter hacked his header far from the goal line.
  • Kasper Schmeichel easily managed Cyrus Christie’s drive after an uncommon Ireland break and there would be no late sucker punch for the predominant Danes as they facilitated through the end stages.

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