NL B Grp 4
Date: 2 p.m. Oct. 11, 2020
Venue: Aviva Stadium
0 - 0
FT

James McClean 83' -
Red: 83'


Live Updates for Republic of Ireland -v- Wales

Updates by Andrew Dempsey

90' + 5'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Republic of Ireland and Wales.

It ends scoreless at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon as Ireland and Wales can't be seperated. Onto Finland next for the Boys in Green who can take plenty of positives from the game. Andrew Dempsey over and out!

90' + 2'

Corner Kick

Neco Williams (Wales) takes a corner-kick.

90'

There will be four minutes of added time to be played...

90'

Substitution

Joshua Cullen (in) - Jayson Molumby (out) (Republic of Ireland).

89'

Free Kick

David Brooks (Wales) takes a free-kick.

88'

Wales are now finishing the game quite well following the dismissal of James McClean - Ireland are having to defend resolutely now. WIll they hold out? 

85'

James McClean has been sent off for the Republic of Ireland after a second yellow card. He won the free-kick but it appears he was booked for his follow through on Joe Morrell and there you have it, Ireland are down to ten-men...

85'

James McClean has been sent off for the Republic of Ireland after a second yellow card. He won the free-kick but it appears he was booked for his follow through on Joe Morrell and there you have it, Ireland are down to ten-men...

83'

Yellow Card

Joe Morrell (Wales) is booked.

83'

Second Yellow & Red Card

James McClean (Republic of Ireland) receives a second yellow card and is sent off.

81'

Jeff Hendrick with an effort on goal but Wayne Hennessey does well to save with relative ease in the Welsh goal. The Boys in Green are going even closer to this winner, will they get it? 

79'

Yellow Card

James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is booked.

78'

Daryl Horgan with a great chance but he fires over the bar after a ball into the box by James McClean. Horgan initially headed McClean's cross on target but it was blocked. It then came back to him but he shot over the bar. What, a, chance....

77'

Substitution

David Brooks (in) - Daniel James (out) (Wales).

76'

CLOSE FOR IRELAND! 

Daryl Horgan's low cross has too much power on it and Jayson Molumby can't get enough control on the ball. That may have led to a goal.... 

73'

Substitution

Sean Maguire (in) - Shane Long (out) (Republic of Ireland).

73'

Substitution

Daryl Horgan (in) - Robbie Brady (out) (Republic of Ireland).

72'

Corner Kick

Daniel James (Wales) takes a corner-kick.

69'

A lomg hopeful ball forward to James McClean is met by the head of McClean but Shane Long is beaten to the ball by Wales defender Joe Rodon. Ireland are continuing to impress...

67'

Substitution

Dylan Levitt (in) - Matthew Smith (out) (Wales).

67'

Substitution

Neco Williams (in) - Harry Wilson (out) (Wales).

65'

According to the UEFA stats, Ireland have seen their share of the ball drop to 54%... Not that it's entirely evident to be honest! 

62'

Some excellent play from Ireland yet again as Jeff Hendrick and Shane Long link up well, but Joe Rodon does well to clear a certain goalscoring opportunity for Ireland. You get the feeling something may be coming for Ireland....

60'

CLOSE FOR IRELAND! 

It's Robbie Brady again but this time his cross is the one that nearly creeps in. The ball however just goes over the bar as Wales let off a huge sigh of relief. Ireland have this game here for the taking if they want it enough...

59'

Matt Doherty does well to clear a potentially dangerous Daniel James header across the box away from trouble - Ireland have looked very comfortable this afternoon.

55'

Brilliant play from Ireland almost brings about the first goal of the game. James McClean gets on the end of a long ball from Jeff Hendrick - I think - and he lays the ball back to Enda Stevens. Stevens then crosses the ball into the path of Shane Long but he can only head over the bra. Close, so close. 

53'

Free Kick

Aaron Ramsey (Wales) takes a free-kick.

51'

Robbie Brady's pass down the right-flank is met by Shane Long but he can only direct his cross into the hands of Wayne Hennessey in the Wales goal. Still 0-0. 

48'

Spurs full-back Ben Davies does well to break through and shoot, but his shot is never troubling Darren Randolph in the Ireland goal. He dragged his effort well wide of goal there...

47'

There have no changes to either side following the half-time break. Will we a side come out on top in the second-half? We shall find out soon...

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Republic of Ireland and Wales has started.

45' + 3'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Republic of Ireland and Wales.

Scoreless at the break in Dublin 4 - Ireland perhaps had much of the early play but Wales have grown into the game since the withdrawal of Ireland defender Kevin Long. 0-0. 

45' + 2'

Free Kick

Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes a free-kick.

45'

Free Kick

Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes a free-kick.

Shane Duffy almost gets to the end of Brady's free-kick into the box but he can't get enough on it and Wales survive. There will be three minutes of added time to be played...

43'

Cyrus Christie links up well with James McClean but the Nottingham Forest loanee shoots over the bar. He earns the applause of his manager Stephen Kenny with that effort...

42'

Corner Kick

Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes a corner-kick.

40'

Claims for a Wales penalty fall on deaf ears as Greek referee Anasatious Sidiropolus waved away the protests.. 

38'

Looks like from here that Ethan Ampadu has collided with his goalkeeper Wayne Hennesey as they both came to clear the ball. Both are OK to continue...

37'

Free Kick

Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes a free-kick.

35'

A Daniel James cross into the penalty area is batted away by Shane Duffy in the Irish defence. James has looked lively since Cyrus Christie has come on for Kevin Long

33'

Close for the Republic of Ireland as Robbie Brady sees his effort just go wide of Wayne Hennessey's Welsh goal. He picked up on a loose ball before firing wide to Hennessey's right. He probably should have made more of that...

31'

Corner Kick

Harry Wilson (Wales) takes a corner-kick.

31'

Free Kick

Harry Wilson (Wales) takes a free-kick.

30'

Yellow Card

Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) is booked.

30'

Darren Randolph is one of the more vocal players on the pitch this afternoon, conducting the orchestra to an extent. He is inissisting that Wales put no crosses into the box...

27'

Corner Kick

Daniel James (Wales) takes a corner-kick.

27'

Following the withdrawal of Kevin Long due to injury, Matt Doherty has moved into left-centre back. Harry Wilson then goes close with a shot from outside teh box but Randolph saves....

25'

Substitution

Cyrus Christie (in) - Kevin Long (out) (Republic of Ireland).

24'

Matt Doherty is adjudged to have fouled his own club teammate Ben Davies. Kevin Long is likely to be withdrawn due to injury. A replacement seems to be getting ready...

21'

Yellow Card

Kieffer Moore (Wales) is booked.

21'

Successive Irish corners yield no real reward as Wayne Hennessey and co. do well to contain the threat posed by Stephen Kenny's side. Conor Hourihane is being treated for a knock as I type. He should be OK to continue however...

20'

Corner Kick

Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes a corner-kick.

19'

Corner Kick

Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes a corner-kick.

18'

Ireland with the first shot of the game as Robbie Brady's effort - one that was heading wide - was blocked by a Welsh foot. Ireland have been the better side over the past 5 or 10 minutes it must be said...

16'

Matt Doherty does well to keep Jayson Molumby's long diagonal ball in play but he is eventually stopped by Ethan Ampadu in the Welsh defence. There has been precious little to talk about in this one so far...

14'

Of course, today is James McClean's 75th cap for the Republic of Ireland ...

12'

Ireland have dominated the possession stakes so far but most of their play is in their defensive third of the pitch. They look to be playing with a 4-2-3-1 however, with Jeff Hendrick playing in the number 10 position..

9'

Some good attacking play from Ireland on that occasion as Jayson Molumby tries to make something work out of nothing. Robbie Brady's cross is then cleared by Ethan Ampadu...

7'

Jayson Molumby wins the first foul of the game despite some protestations from Wales suggesting otherwise. Ireland have barely left their own half yet...

6'

4'

A Welsh long-ball goes out of play after Shane Duffy shepherds the ball away from the prtying eyes of Kieffer Moore. Not an awful lot to talk about so far...

2'

Ireland have kicked-off the game by shooting towards the Havelock Square End of the Aviva Stadium. They have had much of the ball so far but have yet to leave their half... 

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Republic of Ireland and Wales has kicked off.

0'

The anthems have been played and we are inching towards kick-off! Robbie Brady becomes the 42nd Irish international to reach 50 caps in a milestone for the day! 

0'

And the teams are on their way out onto the pitch! 45% of you have backed Wales to get the job done today. Maybe that's in light of the last 24 hours in the Irish camp... KO not far away now! 

0'

Of course, this game will evoke memories of the 2007 clash between the sides at Croke Park - the first time a professional football matvvh was played at GAA HQ. Ireland won one-nil, and it was cold that day. It's cold today - will we have a similar result? We shall find out soon! 

0'

0'

And the warm-ups have now completed at the Aviva Stadium as the Boys in Green and Wales head into the dressing room for a final time. Predictions anyone? 

0'

0'

Wales currently occupy top spot of the UEFA Nations League group following two wins from their opening two games. 

The Republic of Ireland on the other hand lie in joint-third, level on points with Bulgaria after the sides drew 1-1 in Sofia last month.

The Boys in Green have not won a competitive senior international since June 2019 when they defeated Gibraltar 2-0 at the Aviva Stadium under previous boss Mick McCarthy.

BETTING

Republic of Ireland 19/10; Draw 15/8; Wales 13/8.

PREDICTION

Republic of Ireland 2 – 1 Wales

0'

The Boys in Green have not won a competitive senior international since June 2019 when they defeated Gibraltar 2-0 at the Aviva Stadium under previous boss Mick McCarthy.

0'

0'

0'

'Every international is significant and every player should be proud to play for Ireland when they’re called upon.. It’s the highlight of their careers and it should never not be, that’s the way I view it,' words from Stephen Kenny ahead of tomorrow's Nations League clash v Wales

0'

There are three changes for Wales from their 3-0 defeat away to England on Thursday evening as Aaron Ramsey, Matthew Smith and Manchester United's Daniel James come into the starting XI for Ryan Giggs' side. 

0'

Good afternoon and welcome to the Aviva Stadium as the Republic of Ireland host Wales in the UEFA Nations League. 

Andrew Dempsey in position here in Dublin 4 as Stephen Kenny's side eye their first compstitive search for their first competitive win since June 2019. 

Four changes for a Covid-hit Ireland as John Egan, Callum Robinson, James McCarthy and David McGoldrick miss out with a combination of Covid-19 and injuries.. 

Pre-match updates to begin shortly! 



Photo Gallery for Republic of Ireland -v- Wales



Republic of Ireland
Darren Randolph 23
Goalkeeper
Matt Doherty 7
Defender
Shane Duffy 4
Defender
Kevin Long 5
25'
25Subbed Off: Cyrus Christie 25'
Defender
Enda Stevens 3
Defender
Robbie Brady 10
73'
73Subbed Off: Daryl Horgan 73'
Midfielder
Jeff Hendrick 13
Midfielder
Conor Hourihane 14
Midfielder
James McClean 11
Booked: 79'
Sent Off: 83'
Booked: 83'
Midfielder
Jayson Molumby 22
90'
90Subbed Off: Joshua Cullen 90'
Midfielder
Shane Long 18
73'
73Subbed Off: Sean Maguire 73'
Forward

Substitutes
Jack Byrne
Midfield
Cyrus Christie
25'
25Subbed On: Kevin Long 25'
Booked: 30'
Defender
Joshua Cullen 14
90'
90Subbed On: Jayson Molumby 90'
Midfield
Daryl Horgan 11
73'
73Subbed On: Robbie Brady 73'
Midfield
Caoimhin Kelleher 16
Goalkeeper
Sean Maguire 19
73'
73Subbed On: Shane Long 73'
Forward
Mark Travers 1
Goalkeeper
Wales
1 Wayne Hennessey
Goalkeeper
Joe Rodon
Defender
14 Connor Roberts
Defender
4 Ben Davies
Defender
15 Ethan Ampadu
Defender
19 Matthew Smith
Midfielder 67'
67Subbed Off: Dylan Levitt 67'
Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder
18 Joe Morrell
Midfielder
Booked: 83'
13 Kieffer Moore
Forward
Booked: 21'
20 Daniel James
Forward 77'
77Subbed Off: David Brooks 77'
10 Harry Wilson
Forward 67'
67Subbed Off: Neco Williams 67'

Substitutes
23 Will Vaulks
Defender
Rhys Norrington-Davies
Defender
17 Rabbi Matondo
Forward
7 Dylan Levitt
Forward 67'
67Subbed On: Matthew Smith 67'
2 Chris Gunter
Defender
21 Adam Davies
Goalkeeper
5 Ben Cabango
Defender
22 David Brooks
Unknown 77'
77Subbed On: Daniel James 77'
12 Danny Ward
Goalkeeper
3 Neco Williams
Defender 67'
67Subbed On: Harry Wilson 67'
8 Jonathan Williams
Midfield