Match statistics

SpainRepublic of Ireland

Goals scored4
 
0
Possession (%)66
 
34
Total attempts26
 
6
Attempts on target20
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
2
Attempts blocked5
 
2
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners8
 
2
Offsides6
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
16
Fouls suffered15
 
9

Standings

Last updated: 12/02/2013 17:13 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Paul Bryan, Arena Gdansk: Spain achieved a highly comfortable victory here and will now look to seal their progress through to the last eight when they face Croatia next Monday. Ireland’s supporters continue to sing after the final whistle but their side’s tournament has ended here with a game to spare.
  • 90+1
    Busquets (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+1
    Ward (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Arbeloa (Spain).
  • 90+1
    St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90
    Silva (Spain) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 85
    Fàbregas (Spain) delivers the corner.
  • Yellow Card
    84
    St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 84
    St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Silva (Spain).
  • Goal
    83
    Fàbregas (Spain) scores!
    The substitute smashes an emphatic finish past Shay Given after darting to collect a short corner at the near post and blasting off the far post from a tight angle.
  • 82
    Silva (Spain) takes the corner.
  • 82
    Given (Republic of Ireland) makes a save.
  • 82
    Santi Cazorla (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 80
    Piqué (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 80
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Piqué (Spain).
  • Substitution
    80
    Green (in) - Whelan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • Substitution
    80
    Santi Cazorla (in) - Iniesta (out) (Spain)
  • 79
    Javi Martínez (Spain) is flagged for offside.
  • 78
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) delivers the free-kick wide.
    A free-kick from 20 metres is hit just over the bar.
  • 77
    McGeady (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Silva (Spain).
  • 77
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    76
    McClean (in) - Duff (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • Yellow Card
    76
    Javi Martínez (Spain) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 76
    Javi Martínez (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Whelan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 75
    Casillas (Spain) makes a save.
  • 75
    Keane (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
    A rare sight of goal for the Irish as Keane gets space left of centre and drills low to Iker Casillas' left, but the Spain goalkeeper shows good strength to punch the ball clear.
  • Substitution
    74
    Fàbregas (in) - Torres (out) (Spain)
    The Chelsea FC man took his international tally to 30 goals tonight, and is replaced by the man who got the goal against Italy in the first group game.
  • Goal
    70
    Torres (Spain) scores!
    Pressure from Andrés Iniesta and David Silva wins possession in the centre circle, and the latter releases the scorer of the first who streaks away from Richard Dunne and finishes expertly into the bottom right-hand corner.
  • 68
    Silva (Spain) is penalised for a foul on McGeady (Republic of Ireland).
  • 68
    Jordi Alba (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 68
    Walters (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ramos (Spain).
  • 67
    Casillas (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 67
    St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Busquets (Spain).
  • 67
    Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    65
    Javi Martínez (in) - Xabi Alonso (out) (Spain)
  • 64
    McGeady (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
    Ireland break into the box and passing between Keith Andrews and McGeady allows the latter to get his shot away but the defence is out quickly and blocks well.
  • 64
    Arbeloa (Spain) blocks a shot.
  • 64
    Casillas (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 63
    Walters (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Xabi Alonso (Spain).
  • 63
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 63
    Piqué (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Keane (Republic of Ireland).
  • 62
    Busquets (Spain) misses the target.
    Ireland fail to deal with a corner and Fernando Torres picks up the scraps, laying the ball back to the midfielder who drills at goal but it is just wide of the left-hand post.
  • 62
    St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 62
    Torres (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 62
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the corner.
  • 58
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 58
    Torres (Spain) is flagged for offside.
  • 56
    Ward (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 56
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 55
    Given (Republic of Ireland) makes a save.
  • 55
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) has an effort on goal.
    A remarkable save from Shay Given stops Spain going three up. A blocked shot in the Irish area fell to the Barcelona midfielder on the penalty spot, and he drilled a shot towards the corner, but somehow the Ireland stopper got across to keep out.
  • 54
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    54
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 54
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Walters (Republic of Ireland).
  • 50
    Silva (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Whelan (Republic of Ireland).
  • Goal
    49
    Silva (Spain) scores!
    The lead is doubled, as Andrés Iniesta's shot is saved by Shay Given but falls to the Manchester City FC man in the area. The midfielder refuses to panic despite the presence of several defenders, shifting the ball from right to left before rolling calmly into the corner.
  • 49
    Given (Republic of Ireland) makes a save.
  • 49
    Iniesta (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 49
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 49
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 48
    Given (Republic of Ireland) makes a save.
  • 48
    Arbeloa (Spain) has an effort on goal.
    Steady build up eventually finds the right-back who drifted into free space on the right edge of the area, but his first-time effort lacks power and is beaten away.
  • Substitution
    46
    Walters (in) - Cox (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Ireland have 45 minutes to score a goal to keep their EURO dreams alive. A loss will end their campaign early. It is do or die.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Paul Bryan, Arena Gdansk: Andrés Iniesta ends a dominant first half for Spain with a whipping shot that Shay Given tips over. Ireland have been on the backfoot for the majority but at 1-0 are still in the contest.
  • 45+2
    Given (Republic of Ireland) makes a save.
  • 45+2
    Iniesta (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 45+2
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    45+1
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 45+1
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Silva (Spain).
  • 45
    Piqué (Spain) blocks a shot.
  • 45
    Keane (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 45
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) misses the target.
  • 44
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the corner.
  • 44
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 44
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 44
    Given (Republic of Ireland) makes a save.
  • 44
    Arbeloa (Spain) has an effort on goal.
    The right-back is denied by the knees of Shay Given after his low shot from the angle is defelcted by Sean St Ledger, but the Irish goalkeeper improvises ot get the ball away.
  • 42
    Given (Republic of Ireland) makes a save.
  • 42
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 41
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 41
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Iniesta (Spain).
  • 41
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 41
    Iniesta (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 36
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    36
    Keane (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 36
    Keane (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Iniesta (Spain).
  • 35
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the corner.
  • 35
    Given (Republic of Ireland) makes a save.
  • 35
    Torres (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 34
    Piqué (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 34
    Keane (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Arbeloa (Spain).
  • 33
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 33
    Torres (Spain) is penalised for a foul on St Ledger (Republic of Ireland).
  • 32
    Given (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 32
    Torres (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Duff (Republic of Ireland).
  • 31
    Arbeloa (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 31
    Keane (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 30
    Given (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 30
    Torres (Spain) is flagged for offside.
  • 30
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Arbeloa (Spain).
  • 29
    Arbeloa (Spain) is flagged for offside.
  • 26
    Piqué (Spain) misses the target.
  • 26
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the corner.
  • 26
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) misses the target.
    The midfielder has a crack from 25 metres and it is inches over the bar. It is all Spain at the moment. A second goal does not seem too far away.
  • 26
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the corner.
  • 23
    Given (Republic of Ireland) makes a save.
  • 23
    Iniesta (Spain) has an effort on goal.
    Shay Given makes an excellent save to his right as the the defence backs off the FC Barcelona man, who hits an arrowed shot from the edge of the area, but there is no way past the keeper this time.
  • 22
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 22
    Keane (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 21
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 20
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Iniesta (Spain).
  • 19
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 19
    Cox (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Busquets (Spain).
  • 17
    Given (Republic of Ireland) makes a save.
  • 17
    Piqué (Spain) has an effort on goal.
    As Spain pressure builds the defender tiptoes his way across the edge of the area, but his low shot is straight at Shay Given who gathers well.
  • 16
    Xavi Hernández (Spain) takes the corner.
  • 13
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 12
    Xabi Alonso (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Andrews (Republic of Ireland).
  • 12
    Given (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 12
    Torres (Spain) is flagged for offside.
  • 11
    Piqué (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 11
    McGeady (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Silva (Spain).
  • 9
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
    The central defender rises highest to meet the corner but is put under enough pressure by the Spain defence and cannot direct his header on target.
  • 9
    Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 9
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 8
    Torres (Spain) misses the target.
  • 7
    Given (Republic of Ireland) makes a save.
  • 7
    Silva (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • Goal
    4
    Torres (Spain) scores!
    Spain are ahead! Richard Dunne denies David Silva with a strong tackle on the edge of the Irish area, but the Chelsea FC forward pounces on the loose ball, drives into the area and flashes the ball past Shay Given from close range.
  • 2
    Casillas (Spain) makes a save.
  • 2
    Cox (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
    There is the first effort of the game and it is a tricky one for Iker Casillas as the West Bromwich Albion FC forward hits it left-footed from outside the area, but the keeper punches away.
  • 2
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 1
    Busquets (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Cox (Republic of Ireland).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Ireland kick-off in Gdansk and immediately fly forward. It is a huge ask for Ireland against the holders Spain, and the Irish must avoid defeat or their campaign will be over early.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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