Competition: 2016 European Qualifiers D   Venue: Aviva Stadium    Attendance: 50,604   Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland

Shane Long - Goal (71')

Wesley Hoolahan - Yellow Card (89')

Thu 08 Oct 2015

1 - 0


(Full Time)
Germany
Germany

Mats Hummels - Yellow Card (86')



Starting Lineup
(G) Shay Given
(D) Stephen Ward
(D) John O'Shea
(D) Richard Keogh
(D) Cyrus Christie
(M) James McCarthy
(M) Wesley Hoolahan
(M) Jeff Hendrick
(M) Robbie Brady
(F) Jonathan Walters
(F) Daryl Murphy
Substitutes
Darren Randolph
Alex Pearce
Eunan O'Kane
David Meyler
Paul McShane
David McGoldrick
Aiden McGeady
Shane Long
Robbie Keane
Darron Gibson
David Forde
Kevin Doyle



Game Matchtracker



Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
90' + 4' - Full Time -

The game has ended between Republic of Ireland and Germany. Not a single person left early as the stadium and the whole country loses the run of themselves. We are off to the press conferance and to speak with the players. Keep an eye on the site throughout the night.

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
90' + 3' -

Christie with the clearance as Randoph makes the save and then does several dramatic tumbles. Good job by the Wicklow man.

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
90' + 2' -

A corner being awarded to Ireland has just been celebrated like we scored. The stadium has gone mad.  90 seconds to go.

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
90' + 1' -

Hendrick breaks and wins a corner but that comes to nothing other than the crowd being on their feet.

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
90' -

4 minutes added on!

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
89' - Yellow Card - Wesley Hoolahan is booked for Republic of Ireland.
Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
88' -

The bus is parked and it's not moving!!

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
86' - Yellow Card -

Mats Hummels is booked for Germany. Hummels is a lucky lucky man to stay on the pitch as he takes a clean through Shane Long down. The only thing that saves him is that Long was still in his own half.

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
85' - Substitution - Kevin Volland replaces Ilkay Gundogan for Germany.
Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
84' -

Oh thank God. A water break and some words from Roy and Martin. The doctor is making a big run across the pitch now but here come the paramedics at a fast enough pace but still only a walk. Robbie Brady the injured man but he is walking off now so he should be ok.

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
82' -

Randolph could soon become Ireland's new super keeper as he makes another great save by getting down quickly to deny the shot.

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
81' -

Ireland retreating deeper and deeper at the moment as Randolph makes another top save. All bodies behind the ball now for O'Neill's men.

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
78' -

WOW. They won't come closer than that to beating Randolph as Ireland's defence is once again left wanting.

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
77' - Substitution - Karim Bellarabi replaces Matthias Ginter for Germany.
Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
76' -

The Spanish official is not happy with how long Ireland are taking to get the ball back in play. First Randolph and now Christie have been spoken to sternly.

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
73' -

The noise in the stadium now is like we just won the World Cup. I don't think a noise this loud has been heard in the Avivia since it was newly built

Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Germany
71' - Goal -

Shane Long scores for Republic of Ireland. WHAT A FINISH FROM SHANE LONG. The striker races clear of the German defence and sends not only the stadium but the whole press box into a frenzy.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
70' -

Good play from Ireland but Walters loses hjis footing. pnakgpfas nGOAL

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
69' - Substitution - David Meyler replaces Stephen Ward for Republic of Ireland.
Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
69' -

The stretcher makes its very slow arrival. Those paramedics are in no rush and in the end Ward walks off without their assistance.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
68' -

Hoolahan gives the ball away sloppily as Ireland are all over the place at the back but the defence somehow do just enough to prevent the World Champions scoring.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
67' -

Once again Reus is allowed stroll into the box before crossing the ball across the width of the goal but thankfully nobody is there and Ireland scoop it clear for now.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
65' - Substitution - Shane Long replaces Daryl Murphy for Republic of Ireland.
Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
64' -

More great play from Hoolahan who plays the ball to Murphy but he can't keep his effort on target after shooting from the edge of the box in what was a great chance for the Irish to take a shock lead.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
62' -

Everytime Ireland get the ball in a good position it appears that only one man is in the box for him to aim at.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
57' -

The cheers go up as Neuer hits a kick under no pressure straight out of play.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
55' - Free Kick -

Republic of Ireland has won a free kick. Robbie Brady will take it. Brady hits the free kick to the back post but Neuer claims it and allows the Germans to break but Schurrle can't keep his volley down although Randoph would have more than likely had it covered anyway.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
53' -

A twisted knee is the outcome of the initial medical examination on Shay Given.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
50' -

Slow start by both teams to this second half with Germany having pretty much all of the ball but not going anywhere with it.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
46' - Second Half - The second half between Republic of Ireland and Germany has started.
Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
45' + 3' - Half Time -

It is half-time between Republic of Ireland and Germany. A scoreless first half which saw both sides forced into a change with Given being replaced for Ireland as Darren Randolph officially makes his competitive debut for Ireland. Lots to think about for O'Neill. I'll be back in 15

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
45' -

3 minutes added on.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
43' - Substitution - Darren Randolph replaces Shay Given for Republic of Ireland.
Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
43' -

Darren Randoph is getting ready to come on for what will be a BIG night for Ireland's second choice goalkeeper.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
42' -

Disaster! Shay Given has injured himself on a kick out.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
40' -

Kroos! So close from the Germany playmaker as once again a German man is left free at the back post with this one whistling by Given's post.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
37' - Corner Kick -

Germany has won a corner kick. Toni Kroos will take it. Yet another corner is cleared away.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
35' - Substitution - Andre Schurrle replaces Mario Gotze for Germany.
Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
35' - Corner Kick -

Republic of Ireland has won a corner kick. Jeff Hendrick will take it. Henrick plays it short but in the end it doesn't quite work out for Ireland and finally a free is given to Germany.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
34' -

Walters with a stike at goal but it's blocked behind.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
33' -

Some cheers ringing out around Dublin 4 now as Ireland pass the ball around. We must be up to 30 now.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
28' -

Good work there from Ireland between Hoolahan and Hedrick with the move ending after the former was pulled to ground, however our match official decided no foul.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
26' - Corner Kick -

Germany has won a corner kick. Mesut Ozil will take it and it is headed straight away after failing to beat the first man.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
24' -

Penalty appeals here in Dublin as Walters appears to be bundled over in the box three yards from goal but the ref puts the whistle to his mouth and then thinks otherwise of it. The Irish players are not happy. The replays show he was offside anyway but no flag was raised.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
20' -

The World Champions won't come a whole lot closer than that tonight as they have the ball in the back of the net but the assistant referee saves Ireland by raising his flag.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
15' -

Germany looking like a goal is just around the corner as this time it is a last second sliding clearance that saves Ireland who don't deal with the corner the way the manager would like them to have.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
14' -

The home fans not happy with our Spanish referee who has given one or two questionable free kicks in the opening period.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
13' -

How close was that from Gundogan as Christie gets beaten and for some reason Keogh decides to back pedal in the box rather than go to the ball and in the end the layback and shot is deflected over the bar.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
11' - Corner Kick -

Germany has won a corner kick. Toni Kroos will take it. Kroos overhits the corner but Ireland's eventual attempt to break is dealt with well by the German defence,

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
8' -

First good break from Germany as they move the ball with speed but in the end Christie gets a block on the final shot.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
7' -

Good start from Ireland as Germany appear to be rattled.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
6' -

Has anyone else noticed that Martin O'Neill has slowly dressed down as the campaign has gone on. A tracksuit is his choice for today's game.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
5' - Corner Kick -

Germany has won a corner kick. Marco Reus will take it. Again they go short but as Reus gets it back he overhits the cross badly and it goes out at the back post.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
3' -

Ward's cross is claimed by Neuer as Murphy attempted to get on the end of it. The home crowd are already raising their voice everytime Ireland get the ball. Meanwhile for this updator he will not be raising his voice at all seeing as he has lost it completly!

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
3' -

Ireland pressing Germany high up here and have twice stollen possession early on.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
1' - Corner Kick -

Germany has won a corner kick. Mesut Ozil will take it. The Germans play it short but the Irish defence snuff it out before they manage to get a cross in.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
1' - Kick-off - The game between Republic of Ireland and Germany has kicked off.
Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
0' -

Looks like we will be kicking off slightly later than advertised.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
0' -

Anthems done. Kick off due to take place any minute.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
0' -

Teams are on their way out. Not long now till it's time to get the job done.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
0' -

50,604 is the official attendance we have been given for today's game.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
0' -

If Ireland were to win tonight it would be their 50th ever win in the European Championship.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
0' -

Ireland are yet to win a competitive match against Germany but have managed to secure three draws. There is no doubt about it that this will be a tough one but who knows in football.

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Germany
0' -

Hello and welcome to our live updates for tonights match. The teams are in so standby while I add the home one. Gareth O'Reilly is here with you to take you through the BIG MATCH.





Starting Lineup
(G) Manuel Neuer
(D) Mats Hummels
(D) Jonas Hector
(D) Matthias Ginter
(D) Jerome Boateng
(M) Toni Kroos
(M) Ilkay Gundogan
(M) Mesut Ozil
(M) Marco Reus
(F) Thomas Muller
(F) Mario Gotze
Substitutes
Bernd Leno
Max Kruse
Christoph Kramer
Emre Can
Karim Bellarabi
Shkodran Mustafi
Sebastian Rudy
Andre Schurrle
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Kevin Volland