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Belgium vs Republic of Ireland Live Score and Commentary

Belgium
FT
3 - 0
Republic of Ireland
R. Lukaku 48'
A. Witsel 61'
R. Lukaku 70'
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Peeeeep! Peeeep! Peeeep! Full-time Belgium 3-0 Republic of Ireland
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92' If Belgium finish second and Portugal top their group then the two will meet in the next round
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90' There will be 3 minutes of stoppage time added on. Ireland fans are sitting glum in the stands
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87' Lukaku, Origi and Benteke together only contributed 2 goals for Belgium during their qualifying but Lukaku has now doubled that tally in just over 20 minutes
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85' James Mclean's effort from a free kick is off target. That was very poor
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83' De Bruyne has a shot from outside the box but it's well saved by Randolph.
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82' Brady's effort hits Hendrick and it bounces off him for a goal kick. Such has been their luck today. Lukaku comes off for Benteke
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79' Once again Ireland fall flat at the last hurdle as an attempted header lands straight in Courtois' hands
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78' Robbie Keane comes on for Shane Long
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76' Hazard again combining beautifully with Lukaku playing a cute 1-2 with him but his shot is weak
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75' Quality in the final third has been the difference between the two sides today Ireland had to go for it once Belgium got the first goal but didn't have enough to find that one moment of genius
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71' Once again Ireland gave the ball away while trying to attack at the other end. Hazard picks it up rides a challenge then it's three on one with both Lukaku and De Bruyne in space gives it to the striker and he calmly slots it past the despairing Randolph brilliant counter attack!
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70' 3-0!! LUKAKU SCORES AGAIN! That should be game over
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68' Mertens first genuine contribution is to set up De Bruyne for a shot that flies over
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65' Well Ireland have put up a good fight so far but were always susceptible to conceding with so less of the ball, but since that first goal they have tried to push forward more only to be caught on the break by Belgium!
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Carrasco comes off and is being substituted by Dries Mertens! He is slightly limping after a crunching challenge by Robbie Brady
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62' A wonderful cross from Meunier on the right and WItsel attacks it as the Irish defence stand still. The midfielder powers it home! Randolph got a hand on it but can't prevent it from going into the net.
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61' 2-0!!! Witsel scores!
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59' CHANCE FOR IRELAND! Brady controls and takes a shot but maybe should have taken it first time as Alderweireld gets the block in
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57' Dembele is off and is replaced by radja nainggolan
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56' De Bruyne had a poor first game but he has proven how important he is to this team once again with that assist for Lukaku!
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54' Ireland now attacking at every opportunity!
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47' LUKAKU SCORES!!! Its 1-0 to Belgium!
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47' First free kick of the second half to Ireland
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We are back underway
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Half Time: Belgium 0-0 Ireland
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43' Close again! Vertonghen gets on the end of a free kick but get the direction on it!
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42' OFF THE LINE! De Bruyne's cross is met by Alderweireld and his header seems to be creeping in only for Hoolahan to clear off the goal line!
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40' Hazard wins a corner for Belgium. Can they get one right before half time!
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39' Ireland struggling to get the ball back as Belgium keep probing the defence looking for a decisive gap
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36' Brady took one for the team after being hit by the ball from Meunier's cross but gets up and carries on
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32' Hoolahan had a great chance to find Long but waited too long and allowed Belgium to counter. Hazard found De Bruyne who gave it back to his captain but his cross is too high for Lukaku! Entertaining end to end stuff!
C. Benteke
R. Lukaku
82'
79'
R. Keane
S. Long
71'
A. McGeady
W. Hoolahan
R. Lukaku
assist: E. Hazard
70'
D. Mertens
Y. Carrasco
64'
62'
J. McClean
J. McCarthy
A. Witsel
assist: T. Meunier
61'
R. Nainggolan
M. Dembélé
57'
T. Vermaelen
49'
R. Lukaku
assist: K. De Bruyne
48'
42'
J. Hendrick
Tournament EURO 2016 - Week 2
Stadium Stade Matmut-Atlantique
Match time Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 06:30 PM
Republic of Ireland (4-4-1-1)
Martin O'Neill (Manager)
1
T. Courtois
5
J. Vertonghen
3
T. Vermaelen
2
T. Alderweireld
16
T. Meunier
19
M. Dembélé
6
A. Witsel
10
E. Hazard
7
K. De Bruyne
11
Y. Carrasco
9
R. Lukaku
23
D. Randolph
17
S. Ward
3
C. Clark
4
J. O'Shea
2
S. Coleman
19
R. Brady
8
J. McCarthy
6
G. Whelan
13
J. Hendrick
20
W. Hoolahan
9
S. Long
Republic of Ireland (4-4-1-1)
Martin O'Neill (Manager)
Belgium Subs
22
M. Batshuayi
20
C. Benteke
23
L. Ciman
15
J. Denayer
8
M. Fellaini
13
J. Gillet
18
C. Kabasele
21
J. Lukaku
14
D. Mertens
12
S. Mignolet
4
R. Nainggolan
17
D. Origi
Republic of Ireland Subs
15
C. Christie
12
S. Duffy
16
S. Given
10
R. Keane
5
R. Keogh
11
J. McClean
7
A. McGeady
18
D. Meyler
21
D. Murphy
22
S. Quinn
14
J. Walters
1
K. Westwood
58% POSSESSION 42%
17 SHOTS 10
7 SHOTS ON GOAL 0
8 FOULS 10
5 CORNERS 4
3 OFFSIDES 1
1 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
0 SAVES 3
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group A
1 France 3 2 1 0 3 7
2 Switzerland 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Albania 3 1 0 2 -2 3
4 Romania 3 0 1 2 -2 1
Group B
1 Wales 3 2 0 1 3 6
2 England 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Slovakia 3 1 1 1 0 4
4 Russia 3 0 1 2 -4 1
Group C
1 Germany 3 2 1 0 3 7
2 Poland 3 2 1 0 2 7
3 Northern Ireland 3 1 0 2 0 3
4 Ukraine 3 0 0 3 -5 0
Group D
1 Croatia 3 2 1 0 2 7
2 Spain 3 2 0 1 3 6
3 Turkey 3 1 0 2 -2 3
4 Czech Republic 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Group E
1 Italy 3 2 0 1 2 6
2 Belgium 3 2 0 1 2 6
3 Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 -2 4
4 Sweden 3 0 1 2 -2 1
Group F
1 Hungary 3 1 2 0 2 5
2 Iceland 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Portugal 3 0 3 0 0 3
4 Austria 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Updated: Jun 18, 2016 20:20 PM | Published: Jun 18, 2016 14:06 PM