Republic of Ireland vs Sweden

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UEFA Euro 2016

Group E

June 13th

Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France


48′ Hoolahan

71′ Clark (OG)

Thanks for joining us.

FT: The result means that Republic of Ireland and Sweden top Group E with a point before Belgium and Italy face-off.

FT: Ibrahimović didn’t look involved for a long part of the game, but he played his part and Sweden scored to break Irish hearts.

FT: So a Clark own goal has denied the Boys in Green a much deserved win although they faded in the second period and Sweden capitalised. The Republic of Ireland played brilliantly with a fine performance that merited the victory.

90’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.

90’+2′ Play resumes.

90’+2′ Whelan puts the ball out of play as McGeady is down.

90’+1′ Clark wins a freekick.

90′ There will be three additional minutes.

89′ Long wins a freekick.

86′ Larsson is penalised for a cynical foul on McClean.

85′ Final Sweden change sees Albin Ekdal replace Lewicki.

84′ Final Republic of Ireland change sees McCarthy replaced by Aiden McGeady.

84′ Whelan is penalised for a foul.

81′ Chance!! Olsson sends in a dangerous cross that just evades Ibrahimović at the near-post.

78′ Second Republic of Ireland change sees Robbie Keane replace Hoolahan.

76′ Whelan receives a yellow card for a late challenge although the referee has already given a freekick for a foul from Ibrahimović.

75′ The corner is cleared before Clark is penalised for a foul.

74′ McCarthy earns a corner.

72′ Chance!! Hendrick beats his man before forcing Isaksson into a good save from a tight-angle.

71′ Goal!! Ibrahimović exchanges a few give-and-gos before sending in a dangerous cross that is headed into his own net by the unfortunate Clark although Larsson was ready to tap-in behind him.

69′ Chance!! McClean meets a freekick from the right to head over.

68′ Hoolahan is penalised for a foul.

64′ Olsson sends in a great ball in but Ibrahimović is caught offside.

63′ First Republic of Ireland change sees Walters replaced by James McClean.

60′ Lindelöf receives a yellow card for a flailing arm.

59′ Chance!! Olsson finds Ibrahimović with a cross but he can only fire wide under-pressure.

58′ Second Sweden change sees John Guidetti replace Berg.

53′ Hoolahan wins a freekick.

53′ The freekick is cleared.

52′ Hoolahan wins a freekick in a promising position.

51′ The corner is cleared.

51′ The corner is dangerous and Walters concedes the corner.

51′ The corner is cleared before whelan concedes another coner

50′ Chance!! The delivery is nodded back towards Ibrahimović who meets it but Coleman clears the ball behind.

50′ McCarthy concedes a foul in a promising position. He’s already on a booking and needs to be careful.

49′ Chance!! Clark slices his clearance and it inadvertently goes backwards towards his own goal but Randolph makes a fine save but he palms it into the path of Forsberg who has the goal at his mercy and fires wide. He should have scored.

48′ Clark concedes a corner, slicing a clearance from just under his bar.

48′ Goal!! Coleman does very well to cut inside and send in a cross that is met by Hoolahan on the volley who curls home past Isaksson.

46′ Chance!! Walter is caught by a high-foot but the referee plays the advantage and the ball is played to Hendrick who drills an effort that forces Isaksson into another good save.

45′ The Republic of Ireland get the second-half underway.

HT: So will the Republic of Ireland open the scoring or will Sweden capitalise on the Republic of Ireland’s missed opportunities? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: Sweden have barely got going, in fact their talisman Ibrahimović has barely been involved and they will need to get him involved if they are to get something from this game.

HT: Hendrick has struck the woodwork too with a fantastic strike and forced Isaksson into a good save too. O’Shea also a good opportunity from a corner but just couldn’t make any contact.

HT: So we’re goalless at the break with the Republic of Ireland dominating the play and creating a number of good chances.

45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

45′ There will be one additional minute.

44′ First Sweden change sees the injured Lustig replaced by Erik Johansson.

42′ McCarthy cynically fouls Forsberg and receives a yellow card.

40′ Chance!! Brady sends in a dangerous cross towards Long who just can’t get onto it. He appeals for a penalty after he felt he was martialed by Olsson.

39′ The corner is cleared by Ibrahimović before Larsson completes the job.

39′ Lindelöf concedes a corner.

38′ Chance!! The delivery is half-cleared before the ball is headed back in towards Ibrahimović who volleys harmlessly wide under-pressure.

37′ Olsson wins a corner.

35′ O’Shea does well to intercept a Sweden counter-attack.

31′ So close!! Hendrick exchanges a nice give-and-go with Long who finds the former again who curls a brilliant effort that rattles the bar with Isaksson well-beaten.

30′ Whelan wins a freekick.

28′ Close!! Hendrick finds Brady who cuts-inside before firing a rasping drive that catches the roof of the net.

27′ A good spell for Sweden ends with Olsson failing to keep the ball in play.

22′ Walters is penalised for a foul, although there was minimal contact.

21′ Ibrahimović’s freekick is drilled into the wall before the Republic of Ireland clear the danger.

20′ Berg wins a freekick in a good position for Sweden.

16′ Chance!! Clark flicks the ball on from the corner and it falls to O’Shea at the back-post who has the goal at his mercy but he just can’t make contact. So close for the Republic of Ireland.

16′ Brady’s freekick is cleared behind by Lindelöf.

15′ Walters wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Källström.

14′ Ibrahimović clears the danger before McCarthy is penalised for a foul.

14′ Brady wins a corner.

9′ The corner is cleared.

8′ Chance!! An Irish throw is knocked down by Walters into Hendrick who forces Isaksson into a fine save. Corner for Ireland.

7′ McCarthy is penalised for a foul.

2′ The delivery is cleared.

1′ Brady wins a freekick in a promising position.

0′ Sweden get the game underway.

Team news:

Republic of Ireland: Darren Randolph (GK), Robbie Brady, Ciaran Clark, John O’Shea, Séamus Coleman, James McCarthy, Glenn Whelan, Jeff Hendrick, Wes Hoolahan, Jonathan Walters, Shane Long 

Sweden:  Andreas Isaksson (GK), Martin Olsson, Andreas Granqvist, Victor Lindelöf, Mikael Lustig, Kim Källström, Oscar Lewicki, Emil Forsberg, Sebastian Larsson,  Zlatan Ibrahimović, Marcus Berg


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