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Irish revival ends Portugal dreams

Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 0.27CET
Portugal 2-2 Republic of Ireland
Portugal's hopes of reaching the play-offs ended in bitter disapointment after throwing away a two-goal lead to draw with the Republic of Ireland.
by Nuno Tavares
Irish revival ends Portugal dreams
Owen Garvan scored twice for the Republic of Ireland ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 0.27CET

Irish revival ends Portugal dreams

Portugal 2-2 Republic of Ireland
Portugal's hopes of reaching the play-offs ended in bitter disapointment after throwing away a two-goal lead to draw with the Republic of Ireland.

Portugal's hopes of reaching the play-offs ended in bitter disappointment after they lost a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with the Republic of Ireland.

Fernandes goal
Needing a win to have a chance of advancing from Group 3 as one of the four best runners-up, Rui Caçador's side looked on course at the break after goals from Ricardo Vaz Té and Manuel Fernandes put them in a commanding position in Madeira. Although Portugal got off to a slow start they soon hit their stride and took the lead after 38 minutes when Vierinha's precise pass picked out Bolton Wanderers FC forward Vaz Té who beat Shane Redmond in the Ireland goal. Portugal added to their advantage in stoppage time at the end of the first half when Valencia CF midfielder Manuel Fernandes fired in after more good work by Vaz Té.

Garvan double
The Republic of Ireland had picked up just four points in their preceding seven matches but they bounced back after half-time to stun their hosts with a pair of goals from Owen Garvan. Sean Scannel set up Garvan for the first on 50 minutes, the Ipswich Town FC player making no mistake from close range, before Garvan drew the visitors level with a left-foot shot on 65 minutes. Substitute Hélder Barbosa came close to winning the game for Portugal when he hit the post with eleven minutes remaining, but there was to be no way back.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.28CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

12
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
Substitution28
1
RedmondShane Redmond (GK)
Yellow Card86
3
Nuno André CoelhoNuno André Coelho
Yellow Card45+2
2
ColemanSeamus Coleman
Yellow Card30
5
BrandãoGonçalo Brandão
Substitution58
3
LiddleMichael Liddle
4
PeléPelé
6
NolanEddie Nolan (C)
Yellow Card24
6
Paulo MachadoPaulo Machado
5
SpillaneMichael Spillane
7
VieirinhaVieirinha
4
RyanJames Ryan
Substitution46
8
Manuel FernandesManuel Fernandes (C)
Goal45+1
7
JudgeAlan Judge
Substitution77
10
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
8
McCarthyJames McCarthy
13
Salgado Da Cunha Mango FernandVasco Herculano Salgado Da Cunha Mango Fernand
Substitution71
11
ScannellSean Scannell
16
Manuel da CostaManuel da Costa
Yellow Card50
10
GarvanOwen Garvan
Goal69
Goal75
17
Ricardo Vaz TéRicardo Vaz Té
Goal37
9
AmondPadraig Brendan Amond
Substitution46

Substitutes

1
Ricardo BatistaRicardo Batista (GK)
Substitution28
16
HendersonStephen Henderson (GK)
2
Miguel LopesMiguel Lopes
14
MaddenSimon Madden
Substitution77
9
MoreiraJoão Moreira
12
GleesonStephen Gleeson
Substitution46
11
Hélder BarbosaHélder Barbosa
Substitution58
15
MoloneyBrendan Moloney
14
Bruno GamaBruno Gama
13
MooreKarl Moore
Substitution46
15
VinhaVítor Vinha
18
DennehyDarren Dennehy
18
SaleiroCarlos Saleiro
Substitution71
17
BerrettJames Trevor Berrett

Coach

Rui Manuel Dos Santos Caçador (POR) Donald Givens (IRL)

Referee

Jérome Efong Nzolo (BEL)

Assistant referees

Joël De Bruyn (BEL), Michele Scatorchia (BEL)

Fourth official

Christophe Delacour (BEL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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