• Chiedozie Ogbene 35'
  • Alan Browne 85'
2
Regular Season
Finished
  • Michy 12'
  • Hans Vanaken 58'
2
IRL
BEL
KO
  • BELGIUM LEAD! Out of nothing, the visitors go in front, as Batshuayi continues his potent international form with a self-made goal. The Besiktas striker receives the ball from Vanaken near the left touchline, drifts inside under little pressure and then curls a precise shot in at the far post from the left side of the area. Ireland 0-1 Belgium!
    Belgium
    Goal
    BEL - Michy
    12'
  • IRELAND ARE LEVEL! Rewarded for their first sustained attack with an equalising goal, Ireland score through an acrobatic strike by Ogbene. After Robinson stands the ball up into the six-yard box, the ball breaks loose to the young winger, who manages to get it under control with his back to goal before turning in a spectacular overhead kick from 10 yards out. It's 1-1 in Dublin!
    Republic of Ireland
    Goal
    IRL - Chiedozie Ogbene
    35'
HT
  • BELGIUM BACK IN FRONT! An inswinging corner from the right by Hazard picks out Vanaken in the centre of the box, and the latter's header nestles in the back of the net via a deflection; giving Belgium a 2-1 lead!
    Belgium
    Goal
    BEL - Hans Vanaken
    58'
  • In the first of series of late changes for either side, Theate is replaced by Mangala, who makes his senior international debut.
    Belgium
    Belgium
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Arthur Theate
    Substitution - In0 - Orel Mangala
    75'
  • After growing quieter as the game wore on, De Ketelaere makes way for Januzaj on the wing.
    Belgium
    Belgium
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Charles De Ketelaere
    Substitution - In0 - Adnan Januzaj
    76'
  • Kenny switches things up in midfield, too, as Browne replaces Hendrick.
    Republic of Ireland
    Republic of Ireland
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Jason Knight
    Substitution - In0 - Will Keane
    76'
  • Having put in a typically energetic showing, veteran winger McClean makes way for Manning on the left.
    Republic of Ireland
    Republic of Ireland
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - James McClean
    Substitution - In0 - Ryan Manning
    80'
  • Martinez makes a change in attack, as Batshuayi is taken off; the experienced Benteke comes on.
    Belgium
    Belgium
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out14 - Michy
    Substitution - In14 - Christian Benteke
    83'
  • IRELAND LEVEL AGAIN! After Doherty wins the ball in midfield, Ogbene does well to keep it in by the right corner flag and cut it back towards the six-yard box. Browne leaps highest at the near post, beating Mangala to the ball and powering a header into the bottom right corner - leaving Mignolet with no chance! It's 2-2 in Dublin!
    Republic of Ireland
    Goal
    IRL - Alan Browne
    85'
  • In the dying moments, Robinson is withdrawn and Parrott is brought on up front for the home side.
    Republic of Ireland
    Republic of Ireland
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Callum Robinson
    Substitution - In0 - Troy Parrott
    92'
FT
Republic of Ireland
Match stats
Belgium
36%
Possession
64%
11
Shots
7
4
Shots (On goal)
2
6
Corners
2
0
Saves
1
10
Fouls
11

Line-ups

0
Caoimhín Kelleher
0
Séamus Coleman
0
Shane Duffy
0
John Egan
0
Matt Doherty
0
Josh Cullen
0
Jeff Hendrick
0
James McClean
0
Chiedozie Ogbene
0
Callum Robinson
0
Jason Knight
Republic of Ireland
3-4-3
0
Simon Mignolet
0
Jason Denayer
0
Dedryck Boyata
0
Arthur Theate
0
Alexis Saelemaekers
0
Leander Dendoncker
0
Youri Tielemans
0
Thorgan Hazard
0
Charles De Ketelaere
14
Michy
0
Hans Vanaken
Belgium
3-4-3

Team stats

Republic of Ireland

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
Caoimhín Kelleher
020
ForwardsGGASFCFW
Chiedozie Ogbene
35'
11214
92'
00201
Jason Knight
76'
00013
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00021
00020
80'
00110
76'
00101
DefendersGGASFCFW
00000
00010
00011
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
76'(Jeff Hendrick)
85'
10100
76'(Jason Knight)
00000
80'(James McClean)
00010
Troy Parrott
92'(Callum Robinson)
00000
00000
00000
Jayson Molumby
00000
Dara O'Shea
00000
Mark Sykes
00000
Nathan Collins
00000
000--
James Talbot
000--

Belgium

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
021
ForwardsGGASFCFW
58'
11101
83'
12'
10201
Charles De Ketelaere
76'
00001
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
01051
00000
00032
Alexis Saelemaekers
45'
00010
DefendersGGASFCFW
00000
00000
Arthur Theate
75'
00020
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
45'(Alexis Saelemaekers)
00100
Orel Mangala
75'(Arthur Theate)
00000
76'(Charles De Ketelaere)
00001
83'(Michy)
00000
Albert Sambi Lokonga
00000
00000
Yari Verschaeren
00000
Sebastiaan Bornauw
00000
Siebe Van der Heyden
00000
00000
000--
000--

Team Ranks

Republic of Ireland
Match stats
Belgium
36%
Possession
64%
11
Shots
7
4
Shots (On goal)
2
6
Corners
2
0
Saves
1
10
Fouls
11