Republic of Ireland v Belgium - international friendly live: Vanaken gives visitors lead as Boys in Green head towards first defeat in seven

International friendlies
Aviva Stadium / 26.03.2022
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Ibrahim Mustapha
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Ibrahim Mustapha
Updated 26/03/2022 at 19:27 GMT
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WATCH: BROWNE SECURES IRELAND A DRAW
A great moment for the supporters in Dublin!
End of 2nd Half
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FULL TIME: IRELAND 2-2 BELGIUM
It ends in a draw as Ireland twice come from behind to earn a draw with the world's best ranked side in Belgium.
90'+2
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FINAL IRELAND CHANGE
Parrot comes on for the most impressive Robinson.
Callum Robinson
Off
Callum Robinson
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
On target2
Fouls against1
Troy Parrott
On
Troy Parrott
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
90'
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TWO MINUTES ADDED ON
Will there be one last chance for either side to win it?
87'
JUST REWARD FOR IRELAND
They have been the better side for large parts of tonight and a draw is probably the least Ireland deserve.
A fitting way for the FAI to celebrate its 100th year!
85'
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Alan Browne
Goal
Alan Browne
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Goals1
On target1
GOAL! IRELAND 2-2 BELGIUM (ALAN BROWNE)
A stunning header draws Ireland level, again!
Ogbene, the scorer of their goal, turns provider. Having brilliantly kept in a ball on the right flank, he delivers a great cross and there's the header to match, Browne climbing high and powering the ball into the top corner.
83'
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BATSHUAYI IS REPLACED IN ATTACK
On comes Benteke for the final knockings.
Michy Batshuayi
Off
Michy Batshuayi
Belgium
Belgium
Goals1
On target1
Blocked Shots2
Fouls against1
Christian Benteke
On
Christian Benteke
Belgium
Belgium
82'
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CONCERN OVER DUFFY
The Ireland defender lands awkwardly following an aerial challenge but should be OK.
80'
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MCCLEAN IS OFF
Manning is his replacement as the game enters the final 10 minutes.
James McClean
Off
James McClean
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Blocked Shots2
Fouls against1
Free Kicks2
Corners3
Ryan Manning
On
Ryan Manning
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
78'
NO PENALTY!
Ireland's strong appeals for a spot-kick are turned down after Keane takes a tumble under pressure from Boyata. The replays show the Belgium defender cleanly won the ball - right decision from the referee.
76'
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AND BROWNE COMES ON FOR HENDRICK
Two changes apiece then.
Jeff Hendrick
Off
Jeff Hendrick
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Fouls against2
Wide1
Free Kicks2
Alan Browne
On
Alan Browne
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
76'
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WILL KEANE COMES ON FOR IRELAND
Knight makes way.
Jason Knight
Off
Jason Knight
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Blocked Shots1
Fouls2
Fouls against1
Will Keane
On
Will Keane
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
75'
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JANUAZAJ TAKES THE PLACE OF DE KETELAERE
Remember him, the Man Utd wonderkid?!
Charles De Ketelaere
Off
Charles De Ketelaere
Belgium
Belgium
Fouls1
Fouls against1
Adnan Januzaj
On
Adnan Januzaj
Belgium
Belgium
75'
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MANGALA REPLACES THEATE
The first of a double switch from the visitors.
Arthur Theate
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Arthur Theate
Belgium
Belgium
Fouls1
Free Kicks1
Orel Mangala
On
Orel Mangala
Belgium
Belgium
70'
CHANGES IMMINENT
With just 20 minutes remaining, only one substitution has been made thus far. That's surprising considering this is a friendly and both managers can make as many as they like!
However, there is plenty of activity on the touchlines and changes seem to be imminent.
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WATCH: BELGIUM RESTORE THEIR LEAD
Is there any way back for Ireland?
67'
WIDE
Ireland continue to press for another equaliser. The ball is fed quickly into the feet of Robinson, who uses his strength to hold off his marker and tee up Hendrick for a shot. However, it's a wild effort as he drags it well wide of goal.
65'
IRELAND COME AGAIN
Good hold-up play from Ogbene to help launch another Ireland attack. However, McClean takes a heavy touch and sees his shot blocked.
62'
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SAVE!
Robinson, with a beautiful turn, sends two defenders for a coffee to create the space for a shot. He tries to beat Mignolet at his near post and although it's far from convincing the former Liverpool shot-stopper keeps it out.
Good response from Ireland!