Euro Qualifying • Group D
  • 2nd Half
  • Denmark
  • Republic of Ireland
  • McGoldrickRobinson
    88'
  • Duffy
    85'
  • HourihaneHogan
    82'
  • Højbjerg
    76'
  • SchöneHøjbjerg
    72'
  • BradyJudge
    66'
  • BraithwaiteDolberg
    65'
  • 1st Half
  • Denmark
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Hourihane
    30'
avant-match

LIVE
Denmark - Republic of Ireland
Euro Qualifying - 7 June 2019

Euro Qualifying – Follow the Football match between Denmark and Republic of Ireland live with Eurosport. The match starts at 19:45 on 7 June 2019. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Åge Hareide or Mick McCarthy? Find out by following our live matchcast.

Have your say by voting on who will win between Denmark and Republic of Ireland? Enjoy some pre-match reading with related articles about these two Enjoy some pre-match reading with related articles about these two Football teams.
Head-to-head: see historical stats and visit our detailed profiles for Denmark vs Republic of Ireland. Get all the latest on Football: fixtures, results and tables.

    
30
Highlights 
 
 Remove
  • End of 2nd Half
FT

FULL-TIME! Shane Duffy's late headed goal is enough to earn the Republic of Ireland a point in Denmark as Mick McCarthy's side maintain their unbeaten record in Group D,

90'

There will be FOUR minutes of added time to play!

89'

SAVE! Ireland almost snatch a late winner! The ball is rolled to McClean in space on the left but from an angle the Stoke midfielder sees his shot blocked by Schmeichel! Could he have pulled it back to a team mate?

  • Callum Robinson
    OffDavid McGoldrickRepublic of IrelandIRELAND SUB: Callum Robinson takes the place of McGoldrick for the last couple of minutes.
  • Callum Robinson
    OnCallum RobinsonRepublic of Ireland
88'

IRELAND SUB: Callum Robinson takes the place of McGoldrick for the last couple of minutes.

86' 

Well. Well. Well. Who saw that coming? Ireland looked dead and buried, but here we are. McCarthy's side look set to maintain their unbeaten record in Group D. What a result this would be.

  • Shane Duffy
    GoalShane DuffyRepublic of IrelandGOAAAAAAALLLLL! Denmark 1-1 Ireland: Duffy, Ireland's man mountain at the back, has levelled the scores! The big man steps up when he is needed to potentially earn Ireland a point! Judge's delivery is beautiful and the Brighton defender powers home the header!
85'

GOAAAAAAALLLLL! Denmark 1-1 Ireland: Duffy, Ireland's man mountain at the back, has levelled the scores! The big man steps up when he is needed to potentially earn Ireland a point! Judge's delivery is beautiful and the Brighton defender powers home the header!

  • Scott Hogan
    OffConor HourihaneRepublic of IrelandIRELAND SUB: Hogan replaces Hourihane as Ireland prepare to go for broke.
  • Scott Hogan
    OnScott HoganRepublic of Ireland
82'

IRELAND SUB: Hogan replaces Hourihane as Ireland prepare to go for broke.

79' 

Scott Hogan is preparing to come on for Ireland - a man who is still searching for his first international goal.

78' 

Where are Ireland's goals going to come from? Martin O'Neill's tenure ended after four consecutive games without scoring, while McCarthy started his second spell with two laboured 1-0 victories over lesser nations. It looks all the more concerning when you consider that Ireland managed just four goals across nine matches in 2018.

77' 

It's a huge blow for Ireland who had held out for all of 75 minutes. In truth, however, they had been treading dangerous water for some time.

  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
    GoalPierre-Emile HøjbjergDenmarkGOAAAAALLLLLLLLLL! Denmark 1-0 Ireland: What an impact by substitute, Hojbjerg! The Saints midfielder makes the breakthrough with a lovely header. He makes a late run into the box to meet Larsen's inviting cross and Randolph is left with no chance. The warning signs were there.
76'

GOAAAAALLLLLLLLLL! Denmark 1-0 Ireland: What an impact by substitute, Hojbjerg! The Saints midfielder makes the breakthrough with a lovely header. He makes a late run into the box to meet Larsen's inviting cross and Randolph is left with no chance. The warning signs were there.

74' 

Eriksen is cynically fouled by Whelan, who also escapes a booking. The Tottenham forward floats the resulting free-kick into the box but Keogh knocks it behind for a corner.

  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
    OffLasse SchöneDenmarkDENMARK SUB! Schone makes way for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
    OnPierre-Emile HøjbjergDenmark
72'

DENMARK SUB! Schone makes way for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

70'

WIDE! Delaney makes a darting run to the far post to meet Dalsgaard's inviting cross but he guide direct his header on target. It will go down as another chance wasted for the Danes.

69' 

HANDBAGS! Larsen kicks the ball straight at Hendrick in frustration, with Coleman quickly intervening. It's all broken up rather quickly but the Danish midfielder somehow escapes a yellow card!

  • Alan Judge
    OffRobbie BradyRepublic of IrelandIRELAND SUB: Brady's number is up. The Ireland midfielder slowly makes his way off the pitch, eating up as much time as he possibly can. He's replaced by Alan Judge.
  • Alan Judge
    OnAlan JudgeRepublic of Ireland
68'

IRELAND SUB: Brady's number is up. The Ireland midfielder slowly makes his way off the pitch, eating up as much time as he possibly can. He's replaced by Alan Judge.

66' 

McClean spurned a rare chance for Ireland earlier in the second-half...

  • Kasper Dolberg
    OffMartin BraithwaiteDenmarkDENMARK SUB: Kasper Dolberg, of Ajax, replaces Braithwaite in the Denmark attack.
  • Kasper Dolberg
    OnKasper DolbergDenmark
65'

DENMARK SUB: Kasper Dolberg, of Ajax, replaces Braithwaite in the Denmark attack.

63'

OVER! Another Denmark goes begging! A flick-on releases Jorgensen behind the Ireland defence but the ball bounces awkwardly in front of him and he can't keep his shot down.

61'

OVER! Another let-off for Ireland! Poulsen peels away from his marker to tee Braithwaite up for a shot. With the goal at his mercy the Danish forward leans back and fires over.

60' 

SHOT! Duffy makes a crucial block to divert Poulsen's shot behind for a corner. Ireland switch off as Denmark take a quick corner. It's worked to Eriksen but his shot lacks conviction and the ball trickles its way into the arms of Randolph.

58'

CHANCE! The game is really opening up now as we approach the hour-mark. Ireland drop worryingly deep as a cross comes in, it falls to Eriksen who is left unmarked. The Spurs schemer, however, leans back and fires the shot horribly over.

56'

JUST OVER! Ireland take a clever throw-in, with Brady finding space to whip in a lovely cross. McGoldrick rises highest but his deft header is only inches over the top of the bar.

55'

SAVE! Ireland respond with a chance of their own. The ball is moved to McClean on the left side of the penalty box but he slips as he takes the shot and Schmeichel pushes it away from goal at his near post.

53'

WHAT A CHANCE! A clever through-ball carves open the Ireland defence. Poulsen sends Stevens for a coffee, keeps his cool but is denied by a wonderful stop by Randolph.

52'

Not for the first time this evening McGoldrick is flagged marginally offside. The officials aren't giving the Ireland man an easy time tonight. So much for giving the attacker the benefit of doubt.

50' 

Hendrick is sandwiched, winning Ireland a free-kick. Hourihane's delivery is searching for Duffy at the far post but the Brighton defender has his arms all over his marker and concedes the foul.

49'

SHOT! Ireland are almost the makers of their own downfall as McGoldrick's pass is loose. Delaney lets fly with a shot that is dipping and swerving wildly but thankfully for the visitors it's wide of Randolph's goal.

48' 

A positive start from Ireland as Hendrick finds himself on the ball on the right but his cross is hurried and hacked clear.

47' 
  • 2nd Half
46'

Ireland get the second-half underway. There are no changes in personnel from either side.

  • End of 1st Half
HT

HALF-TIME! Denmark will need to work harder to break down a stubborn Ireland defence in the second-half.

45'

Ireland win a corner on the stroke of half-time but Hourihane's delivery evades everyone inside the Danish penalty area. There will be one minute of additional time to be played.

44' 

The ball bounces dangerously inside the Ireland penalty box, Hourihane loops it back towards his goalkeeper but Randolph keeps his cool and deals with it effectively.

43' 

The influential Poulsen drives through the middle and spreads it to Dalgaard on the overlap. His cross is poor, however, and Ireland knock it behind for a corner.

42' 

The game is rather petering out as we edge closer to half-time. It's threatening to turn into the scrappy battle Ireland would have hoped for.

39' 

Duffy, Brighton's man mountain, is first to Jorgensen's floated delivery and heads clear. Ireland have been disciplined in their defensive approach.

- 
36' 

A promising Ireland attack ends in frustration as McClean's cross is blocked by the Danish full-back. With his ability, McClean ought to have bent the ball around his marker.

34' 

OVER! McGoldrick is caught in possession by Eriksen who rolls the ball forward to Poulsen. He has options either side but smells glory and rifles a shot at goal from 25 yards, it's always rising, however, and Ireland have a goal-kick.

33' 

Ireland went close earlier but Denmark have responded accordingly.

32' 

Ireland have had to weather the storm at times in Copenhagen but with less than 15 minutes to play in the first-half McCarthy will be delighted with the score-line.

31' 

Eriksen overcooks the resulting free-kick, getting too much on his cross. It's catching practice for Randolph.

  • Conor Hourihane
    Yellow cardConor HourihaneRepublic of IrelandHourihane gives the ball away cheaply and then slides in on Eriksen in an effort to make amends, picking up a yellow card for his troubles.
30'

Hourihane gives the ball away cheaply and then slides in on Eriksen in an effort to make amends, picking up a yellow card for his troubles.

28' 

One or two signs that Eriksen is beginning to pull the strings in the Danish midfield.

27' 

Eriksen glides through the middle and has Jorgensen for support on his left. Selfishly, the Spurs schemer tries to go it alone but Duffy races in and makes a precise tackle.

26' 

Braithwaite is teed up for a shot after exchanging a neat one-two with Poulsen but his shot is blocked by Stevens.

23'

JUST WIDE! Ireland hanging on here. The visitors manage to clear behind for a corner after a moment of panic inside the six-yard box. The resulting delivery is then attacked by Delaney but McGoldrick applies just enough pressure on the Danish midfielder and he heads it agonisingly wide.

21'

CLOSE! Hourihane's free-kick delivery is delicious, teased right into the heart of the Denmark penalty area. Schmeichel doesn't know whether to come out or stay on his line, it falls to Duffy but he can't get a clean connection on it and the Leicester shot-stopper is fortunate it lands kindly in his arms.

20' 

Brady chases a lost cause, panicking Christensen into a hurried clearance which is only as far as McClean who then wins Ireland a free-kick on the left channel.

18'

McGoldrick is just offside as a through-ball is swept into his path. Remember, there is no VAR in operation tonight.

17' 

Ireland conjure up a decent attacking move but Brady's pass is loose and Denmark retrieve possession. Just one or two signs of promise from McCarthy's side though.

16' 

The possession stats show that Denmark have had 70 per cent of the ball so far. Not wholly surprising but McCarthy will be pleased with how his side have held their shape.

15' 

Sensing Denmark are growing in confidence, Ireland get their foot on the ball and keep possession for a while to kill the hosts' growing momentum.

13'

SAVE! Braithwaite picks up the ball in a pocket of space but draws a routine save from his former Boro team mate Randolph.

11'

SAVE! Eriksen wraps his shot around the Ireland wall with the ball taking an awkward bounce in front of Randolph but the Middlesbrough shot-stopper scurries across his goal and pushes it behind for a Denmark corner.

10' 

Dalsgaard curls an inviting cross into the box but Keogh is well positioned to head it clear, before Hourihane commits a foul 30 yards out.

8' 

BLOCK! Denmark are threatening to get into their groove. Braithwaite holds his run and is picked out on the left side of the penalty area by Poulsen, creating an angle for a shot, but the effort is charged down by Stevens.

7' 
6' 

Denmark are finding it difficult to settle into any kind of rhythm, owing to Ireland's intensity and their desire to press the opponent.

4' 

Ireland overload the area at the front post but the corner delivery is deep and Denmark mop up with relative ease.

3' 

Duffy's long ball down the channel is beautifully controlled by Brady before Coleman wins Ireland the first corner of the match.

2' 

Ireland using the high-press early in the contest as three forwards quickly close down the Denmark defence, preventing the hosts from playing out from the back.

1'

KICK-OFF! Denmark get the game underway!

19:44 

The players make their way out of the tunnel and onto the pitch where they are welcomed to a world of colour at Telia Parken, Copenhagen. Thirty thousand have packed into the stadium tonight. It's a sell-out.

19:42 

McCarthy has been talking to Sky Sports before kick-off. "I don't see why we would change [from the Georgia win]. The lads did everything we asked them to do."

Asked whether Eriksen would be tired after his Champions League final appearance, he responded: "I used to play 60 games and I was fresh as a daisy when I turned up. "He only needs one magic moment, but we'll be trying to take care of him as well as the other 10 players."

19:40 

Ireland start the match top of the group with two wins from two. Switzerland are second on four points, while Denmark are fourth, having only played once. Georgia picked up their first win of the group earlier today, beating Gibraltar 3-0.

19:30 

Released from Aston VIlla just this week, Glenn Whelan will have little time to dwell on his time in Birmingham. The 35-year-old will anchor Ireland's midfield tonight and his biggest task will be keeping Real Madrid-target Eriksen quiet. But judging by his antics in training this week, Whelan can pose something of an attacking threat himself...

19:25 

"I think the best way to recover is to have a good game. If you have a good game after a disappointment you tend to get over it in a quicker way, so i think that is important for him," Hareide said.

Denmark boss Age Hareide is convinced Christian Eriksen (left) will not be distracted when he lines up against the Republic of Ireland
19:20 

All eyes will be on Christian Eriksen tonight. The Spurs forward notched a hat-trick in Denmark's 5-1 thrashing of Ireland in 2018 and it will be interesting if strong rumours linking him to Real Madrid affects his performance this evening. The 27-year-old was largely ineffectual in Spurs' Champions League final defeat to Liverpool last Saturday and his international manager wants a response from his key man.

19:15 

Where are Ireland's goals going to come from? Martin O'Neill's tenure ended after four consecutive games without scoring, while McCarthy started his second spell with two laboured 1-0 victories over lesser nations. It looks all the more concerning when you consider that Ireland managed just four goals across nine matches in 2018.

- 

It's worth noting that three recent meetings between the nations have ended scoreless. And when we're on the matter of goals, or lack of...

19:10 

Ireland would be "thrilled with a draw" against Denmark, McCarthy admitted in his pre-match conference. Alongside Switzerland, Age Hareide's side must be favourites in Group D. "If I'd been offered a draw, I wouldn't have got on the plane. I'd have stayed at home," said McCarthy with a wry smile.

19:06 

IRELAND TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: Randolph, Coleman, Duffy, Keogh, Stevens, Hourihane, Whelan, Hendrick, Brady, McClean, McGoldrick.

Subs: McDermott, Talbot, Doherty, Maguire, Robinson, Egan, Hogan, O'Dowd, Judge, Cullen, Curtis, Cunningham.

McCarthy names the same starting XI that edged past Georgia last time out, meaning David McGoldrick keeps his place in attack in the absence of injured Southampton striker Shane Long.

19:05 

DENMARK TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: Schmeichel, Larsen, Kjaer, Christensen, Daalsgaard, Delaney, Schone, Braithwaite, Eriksen, Poulsen, Jorgensen.

Subs: Hansen, Ronnow, Ankersen, Nelsson, Durmisi, Skov, Dolberg, Jorgensen, Wass, Christiansen, Bruun Larsen, Hojberg.

The big news, obviously is the inclusion of Christian Eriksen.

19:00 

Hello and welcome to our LIVE text commentary of Republic of Ireland's Group D European qualifier against Denmark.

Mick McCarthy marked the start of his second spell in charge of Ireland with two victories from two - against Gibraltar and Georgia respectively - and although goals have been hard to come by, scoring just once in each game, it proved enough to see them top of the group.

Denmark represent their first real test, however, and having been thrashed by the Danes in a World Cup play-off last year, McCarthy's side will be out to exact some revenge.