International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • de Jong
    85'
  • ArterO'Kane
    82'
  • Wijnaldumde Jong
    82'
  • McGoldrickHoolahan
    76'
  • JanssenDost
    75'
  • Strootmanvan Ginkel
    70'
  • QuinnHendrick
    67'
  • WhelanGibson
    67'
  • LongMcClean
    67'
  • DepayBerghuis
    61'
  • 1st Half
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Arter
    40'
  • Long
    30'
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Republic of Ireland - Netherlands
International friendlies - 27 May 2016

International friendlies – Follow the Football match between Republic of Ireland and Netherlands live with Eurosport. The match starts at 19:45 on 27 May 2016. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.


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FULL-TIME! A late Netherland strike takes the shine off Ireland's hugely positive performance. Shane Long's first-half goal looked to prove decisive but substitute Bas Dos levelled the scores on 85 minutes.

90'+1 

No real urgency from either side in the closing stages. Ireland can be proud of their performance this evening but they haven't achieved their desired result.

89' 

There will be four minutes of added time to play at the end of this game.

88' 
Republic of Ireland

SAVE! Ireland have a chance to win the game as the ball falls kindly to O'Kane in the penalty area... but he shoots tamely at Cillessen.

87' 

There's still time to find a winner - we have three minutes of normal time to play plus injury-time.

86' 
Netherlands

Duffy will have to take the blame for the goal - he was caught ball-watching. The Netherlands did not deserve a draw - but that's football!

85'
Netherlands

GOAL! Republic of Ireland 1-1 Netherlands - It's a deflating moment for the hosts as the Netherlands produce a late, late equaliser - the substitute De Jong is left unmarked to head in from Willems cross.

82' 

Less than 10 minutes to play now, can Ireland hang on or will the Netherlands finally show up?

81'
Republic of Ireland

Ireland sub: Arter is replaced by Eunan O'Kane.

80'
Netherlands

Netherlands sub: Wijnaldum is off and replaced by Luuk De Jong.

79'
Republic of Ireland

CLOSE! Ireland come close through yet another set-piece! Duffy rises highest to Brady's cross and the header is just inches wide of the far post.

77' 
Netherlands

Williems, probably the Netherland's best player, picks out Dost with a cross at the back post but the substitute can't keep his header down.

76' 

James McClean is clearly out to make an impression and he's giving the Netherland's defence no respite as he pressures high up the pitch.

75'
Republic of Ireland

Ireland sub: McGoldrick is replaced by Wes Hoolahan.

74'
Netherlands

Netherlands sub: Bas Dost replaces replaces the disappointing Janssen.

73' 
Netherlands

Not too much happening on the pitch at the moment. The Netherlands are preparing another change.

71' 
Netherlands

The visitors are seeing plenty of possession at the moment but they haven't created a clear-cut opportunity in this match - a real concern for Danny Blind.

70'
Netherlands

Netherlands sub: Strootman is replaced by Marco van Ginkel.

69' 
Netherlands

FINALLY! Randolph makes his first save of the night as he gets down low to gather a header from Janssen. It was always comfortable for the Ireland goalkeeper.

68' 
Republic of Ireland

Mexican waves from the home support...

67' 
Republic of Ireland

A huge opportunity to impress for the substitutes. McClean looks like he will play in a striker's role for the remaining 20 minutes plus.

66'
Republic of Ireland

Ireland changes: Long, Quinn, Whelan are off, replaced by James McClean, Jeff Hendrick and Darron Gibson on.

64' 
Republic of Ireland

The confident and composed Randolph does well to gather the ball, under pressure from the Netherland forwards. He still hasn't made a save tonight.

62' 

It has proved to be a hugely disappointing and frustrating night for the Dutch.

61' 
Netherlands

Berghius, the Watford player, is into the action immediately as he swings a cross in but it's overhit and over the bar.

60'
Netherlands

Netherlands sub: That proves to be Depay's final contribution as he is replaced by Steven Berghuis.

58' 
Netherlands

More frustration for the visitors as Depay gets his cross all wrong as it flies out for a goal-kick.

57' 
Netherlands

The Netherlands have been so, so poor in the second-half. They have rarely troubled Ireland - I can't recall the home goalkeeper making a save.

56' 
Republic of Ireland

'Keano, Keano' is the chant from the home fans as their hero begins his warm up.

55' 
Republic of Ireland

Still no changes from the home side though. James McClean, Robbie Keane and Darron Gibson are just a few players who Martin O'Neill has to choose from.

54' 
Republic of Ireland

There's a real feel good factor around the Aviva Stadium. The home fans have been treated to an impressive Ireland performance tonight.

52' 
Republic of Ireland

Another Ireland free-kick is delivered into the penalty area, it falls to McGoldrick but he slices his shot and the Netherlands survive!

51'
Republic of Ireland

OVER! The Dutch are all over the place from the corner as Duffy is left unmarked but he can't keep his header down.

50' 
Republic of Ireland

The hosts are playing with bags of confidence now as they continue to put pressure on the Dutch. Brady whips another free-kick into the penalty area and it's deflected out for another corner.

49' 
Republic of Ireland

It is surely only a matter of time before Martin O'Neill makes his first change(s) and there are plenty of enthusiastic players on the bench hoping to make an impression.

48'
Republic of Ireland

CHANCE! Ireland continue to cause havoc from set-pieces as Brady's free-kick is sent into the penalty area for Walters but his header is sent straight at the Dutch goalkeeper.

46'

There are no changes as we get the second-half underway.

HT

HALF-TIME! Shane Long's goal on the half-hour separate's the sides at the break.

45' 
Republic of Ireland

Walters is allowed time and space to deliver a cross but the final ball is poor and fails to beat the first defender at the near post.

44' 
Republic of Ireland

There will be one minute of added time at the end of the first-half.

43' 
Netherlands

Bazoer tries to find the net with an ambitious effort from distance but the youngster's shot is struck high and wide.

41' 
Netherlands

The Dutch break into the Ireland half but the chance is wasted as Depay overhits a pass aimed for Janssen and it rolls out for a goal-kick.

40' 

The hosts are enjoying themselves out there as we approach the half-time whistle. Apart from a bright start, the Netherlands have been extremely disappointing.

38' 
Republic of Ireland

Obviously all of the Ireland team are keen to impress their manager but Quinn and Arter have been particularly lively in midfield so far. They're certainly not treating the contest as a friendly.

37'
Republic of Ireland

YELLOW CARD! Bookings are rarely shown in a friendly match but Arter was asking for it. The referee punishes the midfielder for a foul too many.

36' 
Netherlands

Wonderful vision and desire from Depay as he cuts in from the channel and delivers a cross between the defence and the back post but none of his team mates can connect with the ball. Ireland survive.

35'

How a goal can change things...

33' 

After a slow start in which the visitors dominated possession, Ireland are now firmly in control and a goal ahead. Just the perfect preparation for the Euros.

32' 
Netherlands

The Netherlands look to respond immediately as Williems delivers a cross into the penalty area but the Ireland defence stands firm.

31' 
Republic of Ireland

Well, what does Pochettino think about that? It's obvious he has come to see the Southampton striker and he won't have been surprised with Long's prowess in front of goal there.

30'
Republic of Ireland

GOAL! Republic of Ireland 1-0 Netherlands - Ireland are always dangerous from set-pieces and it's a corner which causes mayhem in the away penalty area. O'Shea is left unmarked but his header is blocked on the line, Netherlands can't clear however and Long does well to bundle the ball over the line.

27' 
Republic of Ireland

Ireland are certainly on top at the moment and the pressure continues to build as McGoldrick forces a corner.

26' 
Republic of Ireland

Quinn slides into yet another tackle in the centre of midfield - he is certainly out to impress tonight. He's done well to break up a number of passes so far.

25' 
Republic of Ireland

Fantastic work by Coleman as he goes past two Dutch players in a wide position but his cross is poor.

24'
23'

Interesting...

22' 
Republic of Ireland

Ireland fans, and Southampton, will be pleased to read that Long is back on the pitch and appears to be fine. He is probably Ireland's best player, certainly the most dangerous.

21' 
Republic of Ireland

Here comes the cross as Brady swings the ball into the penalty area... but Cillessen bravely punches the ball to safety.

20' 

A slight concern here for Ireland as the doctors treat Long for what appears to be a knee injury.

19' 
Republic of Ireland

Quinn does well to break up Netherland's possession before releasing Long in space but the attack collapses when Bruma takes the Southampton forward down with a cynical tackle. It's a yellow card in a competitive match but not in a friendly, according to the referee.

17' 
Republic of Ireland

Space opens up for Arter to have a shot and the midfielder doesn't have to be asked twice as he fires an effort at goal but it's straight at Cillessen. Better from Ireland, though.

16' 
Republic of Ireland

Quinn breaks free in midfield and carries the ball with purpose into a wide area, he looks to pick out Walters at the back post but he overhits the cross.

14' 

While Martin O'Neill holds a worried expression, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is watching from the stands, looks quite intrigued. Who is he watching this evening?

13' 

A deep cross is played towards the back post but Ireland do well to defend. Martin O'Neill has every right to be concerned at the moment.

12' 
Netherlands

The Dutch win a free-kick as Brady pushes Promes off the ball with his hands on the wing. A chance to swing another cross into the away penalty area now.

11' 
Republic of Ireland

Ireland haven't been able to keep the ball at all in the early stages here. The final pass has let them down and the Netherlands are getting into their faces - they have no time on the ball.

10'
9' 
Netherlands

The corner is swung into the penalty area but O'Shea rises highest and clears the danger. Possession is straight back with the Dutch though.

8' 
Netherlands

Netherlands continue to enjoy a bright spell here as they force a corner.

7' 
Netherlands

The Netherlands are camped deep in the home team's final third and passing the ball around comfortably. This will be a tough, tough challenge for Ireland tonight, you feel.

6' 
Netherlands

The referee awards the Netherlands a free-kick in a central midfield area, it's taken short as Strootman collects and delivers a cross but Ireland stand firm in defence.

5' 

The Ireland side are playing a direct style of football at the moment with Walters clearly being used as a target man. The Netherlands have shaded possession in the opening stages.

3' 
Netherlands

The visitors mark their intentions in attack for the first time this evening as Williems picks out Depay who has acres of space on the channel but the Manchester United midfielder mis-hits his cross.

2' 
Republic of Ireland

Is this a friendly? Plenty of aggression and energy from the home side in the early stages as Arter slides in on an opponent, conceding a foul. Arter has made a bright start and has already delivered two crosses into the penalty area.

1'

Ireland, in their white top and green shorts, get us underway.

19.40 

FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF! The atmosphere is building at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin where almost 40,000 people have gathered to catch a glimpse of the Republic of Ireland before they fly out to France. Kick-off is next!

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19.35
Netherlands

The Dutch are already preparing for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers which begin in the autumn. How they failed to seal a place in this summer's tournament is anyone's guess.

“Of course it is frustrating, as a player you want to be at Euro 2016,” Daley Blind said. “But now we need to look forward. For us, the preparation for the World Cup Qualifiers has already started, that is the way we approach it."

Daley Blind of the Netherlands (PA Sport)
19.30
19.25
19.20
Republic of Ireland

Shane Long has scored 13 goals for Southampton in all competitions this season, and begins up front for Ireland this evening. He will meet club mate Graziano Pelle when Ireland take on the Azzurri in the final group game of the tournament.

"Hopefully we have two wins under our belt by the time we play Graziano's Italy," the Southampton forward told British media.

"Italy are ... one of the biggest teams in the world so hopefully we don't go into that game needing a win.

"We've got a tough group. The country will be buzzing behind us. I'm really excited," the 29-year-old said.

Shane Long celebrates after scoring the first goal for Republic of Ireland
19.15 
Netherlands

The Dutch, meanwhile, field an experimental starting XI - Georginio Wijnaldum and Jasper Cillessen are the most capped players. Manchester United's Memphis Depay also features.

19.10 
Republic of Ireland

Martin O'Neill told press before the match that this was the last opportunity for his team to impress before he cuts the squad down to 23 players. So let's have a look at the line-up tonight. Harry Arters wins just his second senior cap while Reading's Stephen Quinn also starts.

Darren Randolph starts in goal, while there is a 111th appearance for skipper John O'Shea and a start for Ipswich striker David McGoldrick.

19.05

Republic of Ireland: Randolph, Coleman, O’Shea, Whelan, Long, Duffy, Walters, Arter, Brady, Quinn, McGoldrick. Subs: Given, Rogers, O'Kane, Keogh, McGeady, Keane, McClean, Christie, Ward, Hoolahan, Murphy, O'Dowda, Hendrick, Gibson. /// Netherlands: Cillessen; Veltman, Bruma, Van Dijk, Willems; Strootman, Wijnaldum, Bazoer; Promes, Depay, Janssen.

19.00 

Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE commentary of the friendly match between Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands. With just two weeks until the beginning of the European Championships, this is an opportunity for Martin O'Neill's charges to impress against a Dutch side who somehow failed to qualify.