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Ireland close in with Liechtenstein win

Published: Monday 14 November 2011, 22.47CET
Republic of Ireland 2-0 Liechtenstein
The Republic of Ireland remain third in qualifying Group 7 but are now within three points of leaders Italy and Turkey after a comfortable win.
Ireland close in with Liechtenstein win
Aidan White (right) celebrates with fellow goalscorer Robert Brady ©Sportsfile
Published: Monday 14 November 2011, 22.47CET

Ireland close in with Liechtenstein win

Republic of Ireland 2-0 Liechtenstein
The Republic of Ireland remain third in qualifying Group 7 but are now within three points of leaders Italy and Turkey after a comfortable win.

First-half goals from Robert Brady and Aidan White earned a dominant Republic of Ireland side victory against Liechtenstein in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 7.

Though Noel King's charges opened the scoring after 13 minutes, they would have been ahead inside 60 seconds were it not for Dario Caluori, who thwarted Adam Barton in a one-on-one situation following a mistake in the visitors' defence.

He was beaten soon after, though, when Brady converted a penalty, awarded for Olcay Gür's foul on Barton. Goalscorer then turned provider eight minutes before half-time as Brady dribbled through the Liechtenstein rearguard and teed up White.

Ireland remain in third place but are now just three points behind leaders Italy and second-placed Turkey, the latter of whom they have two games in hand over.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.16CET

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Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1
McLoughlinIan McLoughlin (GK)
1
CaluoriDario Caluori (GK)
2
ConnollyMark Connolly
2
EberleFabian Eberle
3
CunninghamGreg Cunningham
3
HanselmannRony Hanselmann
Yellow Card26
4
KiernanRob Kiernan (C)
4
Val. FlatzValentin Flatz
5
DuffyShane Duffy
5
GürOlcay Gür
Yellow Card13
6
TowellRichie Towell
6
OspeltPhilipp Ospelt
Substitution88
7
WhiteAidan White
Goal37
7
N. HaslerNicolas Hasler
8
BartonAdam Barton
Substitution81
8
L. EberleLucas Eberle (C)
9
CollinsJames Collins
Yellow Card39
Substitution72
9
PirkerSimon Pirker
10
BradyRobbie Brady
Goal13
10
WieserSandro Wieser
11
C. CliffordConor Clifford
Yellow Card31
Substitution86
11
KieberNiklas Kieber

Substitutes

16
McCareyAaron McCarey (GK)
12
Lo RussoLorenzo Lo Russo (GK)
12
OyebanjoOlanrewaju Oyebanjo
13
BüchelAlessandro Büchel
13
KearnsDaniel Kearns
14
FoserPascal Foser
14
GunningGavin Gunning
15
BrändleDaniel Brändle
Substitution88
15
SheppardKarl Sheppard
Substitution72
16
FlatzVinzenz Flatz
17
HendrickJeff Hendrick
Substitution81
17
WolfingerSandro Wolfinger
18
GreeneAaron Greene
Substitution86

Coach

Noel King (IRL) René Pauritsch (LIE)

Referee

Bardhyl Pashaj (ALB)

Assistant referees

Rejdi Avdo (ALB), Ermal Barushi (ALB)

Fourth official

Edvin Hoxha (ALB)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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