Football – UEFA Nations League: Ireland Draw With Energetic Denmark
- 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.
Republic of Ireland picked up their first point in the UEFA Nations League after holding Denmark to a goalless draw at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday night. pic.twitter.com/gTxK6DgXN8
— Footytool (@Footytool9ja) October 13, 2018
- 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.
It’s over at the Aviva as Ireland and Denmark draw 0-0 in a dour game. No game time for Seani Maguire either! We have the players to at least play some football! Would someone please tell Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane to bow out graciously!! #timesup #COYBIG
— League of Ireland (@league_ireland) October 13, 2018
- 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.
Great to see @mattdoherty20 make his first competitive @faireland start & play the 90 minutes in 0-0 draw vs Denmark in UEFA Nations League. Here’s to more of the same vs Wales on Tuesday 🔵⚽️🇮🇪 (📷 Sportsfile) pic.twitter.com/FGWgg4ooyA
— Belvedere FC (@BelvedereFCDub) October 13, 2018
- 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.
Ireland and Denmark have met 15 times with 5 wins for Ireland, 6 draws and 4 losses. 13 of the games were in competitive matches – 11 in FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 2 in European Championships qualifying games.
— SportsNewsIRELAND (@SportsNewsIRE) October 13, 2018
A crucial goalline clearance from Harry Arter helped the Republic of Ireland get their UEFA Nations League campaign up and running with a uninspiring 0-0 draw against Denmark. The Cardiff midfielder made his return after declaring himself unavailable.. https://t.co/juTUlDILGU
— Full Time (@fulltimewh) October 13, 2018
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