Ireland Republic vs Gibraltar (2-0)

The Republic of Eire maintained their unvanquished begin to monetary unit 2020 qualifying with a problematic 2-0 convert Calpe at the Aviva arena on a weekday.

Mick McCarthy took off his second stint answerable of fire with a slender 1-0 win within the reverse fixture at the top of March however hopes of a considerably a lot of routine finish on home turf did not occur.

They were indebted to associate degree goal from Joseph Chipolina shortly before the unit of time mark, with Robbie Brady scoring injury-time gloss to the scoreline.

Ireland started sluggishly and was reduced to efforts from a distance before Chipolina’s unfortunate intervention once twenty-nine minutes handed the hosts the lead.

David McGoldrick scuffed Seamus Coleman’s low difficulty towards a goal, with the Calpe defender unknowingly deflecting the ball past a helpless Kyle Goldwin.

The spirited Callum Robinson came near adding a second on the stroke of half-time however his whipped effort from outside the penalty is arched naturally wide of Goldwin’s right-hand post.

Another low ball from Coleman caused chaos within the Calpe box once fifty-eight minutes; however, McGoldrick was unable to direct his effort past Goldwin.

Gibraltar’s goalkeeper is then unbroken out Scott Hogan’s hard drive from a right angle before McGoldrick whipped a right-footed shot against the post from eighteen yards twenty minutes from time.

The hosts value-added a scarcely due second in stoppage time, Brady stealing in at the near post to go in James McClean’s cross as McCarthy’s facet maintained their unvanquished run in extraordinarily underwhelming fashion.

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29′Ireland RepublicJ. Chipolina (o.g.)
90+3′Ireland RepublicR. Brady

Ireland Republic Lineups

23Darren Randolph
2Séamus Coleman
4Shane Duffy
5Richard Keogh
3Enda Stevens
12Callum Robinson
13Jeff Hendrick
14Conor Hourihane
11James McClean
9David McGoldrick
17Scott Hogan


Gibraltar Lineups

1Kyle Goldwin
4Jack Sergeant
14Roy Alan Chipolina
3Joseph Chipolina
12Jayce Mascarenhas-Olivero
7Lee Casciaro
17Andrew Hernandez
10Liam Walker
6Louie Annesley
11Alain Pons
19Tjay De Barr


Ireland Republic – Gibraltar Match Statistics

Ireland Republic


31Shots Total2
7Shots on goal1
16Shots off goal1
8Shots blocked0
18Shots inside box0
13Shots outside box2
75%Possession Time25%
638Passes Total221
552Accurate Passes129
87%Accurate Passes%58%

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