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Montenegro turn the tables on Ireland

Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 18.45CET
Republic of Ireland 1-2 Montenegro
Montenegro consolidated second place in qualifying Group 6 thanks to two goals in the space of three second-half minutes.
by Javier Aja
from Tallaght Stadium
Montenegro turn the tables on Ireland
Montenegro celebrate their victory in Dublin ©Sportsfile

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Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 18.45CET

Montenegro turn the tables on Ireland

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Montenegro
Montenegro consolidated second place in qualifying Group 6 thanks to two goals in the space of three second-half minutes.

Montenegro maintained their grip on second place in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6 after two goals in three minutes dashed the Republic of Ireland's hopes of a win in Dublin.

Luka Djordjević ran pretty much the full length of the pitch on 75 minutes to equalise with a low strike from 20 metres, and Stefan Mugoša put the ball past Sean McDermott again two minutes later after the home defence failed to clear Branislav Janković's cross. Sean McGinty's late dismissal for a second bookable offence added to the hosts' frustration.

Noel King's Ireland had made the early running and were ahead on 11 minutes, Matthew Doherty meeting Anthony Forde's corner with a bullet header. Sean Murray missed from a good position soon afterwards, and Danijel Petković had to save from Jeffrey Hendrick just past the hour, before decent efforts from Mugoša and Marko Vukčević signalled Montenegro's resurgence. Petković nonetheless earned a substantial share of the credit for the victory, saving from Shane Duffy and Forde in the space of two minutes as the Irish launched a series of corners.

Last updated: 04/06/15 8.37CET

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Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Montenegro

Montenegro

1
McDermottSean McDermott (GK)
1
PetkovićDanijel Petković (GK)
2
DohertyMatthew Doherty
Goal11
3
BogdanovićIlija Bogdanović
3
McGintySean McGinty
Yellow Card39
Red Card90+2
5
BakračMiloš Bakrač
4
EganJohn Egan
7
VukčevićMarko Vukčević
5
DuffyShane Duffy (C)
8
KosovićNebojša Kosović
Yellow Card88
6
SmithConnor Smith
Yellow Card67
9
MugošaStefan Mugoša
Goal77
7
HendrickJeff Hendrick
10
BakićMarko Bakić
Yellow Card28
Substitution90+3
8
GrealishJack Grealish
11
DjordjevićLuka Djordjević
Goal75
Substitution90+1
9
O'BrienAiden O'Brien
Substitution78
13
AlićErmin Alić (C)
Yellow Card62
10
Murray Sean Murray
Substitution78
14
B. JankovićBranislav Janković
Yellow Card84
11
FordeAnthony Forde
Substitution82
17
ZorićDarko Zorić
Substitution46

Substitutes

16
McCareyAaron McCarey (GK)
12
ButorovićIvan Butorović (GK)
12
Sweeney Pierce Sweeney
2
GojačaninNemanja Gojačanin
Substitution46
13
McEvoy Kenneth McEvoy
Substitution82
4
JovovićVladimir Jovović
14
McAlindenLiam McAlinden
Substitution78
6
KopitovićBoris Kopitović
15
DrennanMichael Drennan
Substitution78
15
VujnovićNikola Vujnović
17
HobanThomas Hoban
16
RadunovićRisto Radunović
Substitution90+3
19
ByrneLuke Byrne
18
VukčevićAndrija Vukčević
Substitution90+1

Coach

Noel King (IRL) Dušan Vlaisavljević (MNE)

Referee

Nikolaj Hänni (SUI)

Assistant referees

Remy Zgraggen (SUI), Markus Räber (SUI)

Fourth official

Sandro Schärer (SUI)

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