วันอังคาร, 18 มกราคม 2565

Ireland beat Luxembourg for three goals

Ireland beat Luxembourg for three goals

Ireland beat Luxembourg for three goals

Ireland beat Luxembourg for three goals

The Republic of Ireland scored three second-half goals as they ended their World Cup qualifying campaign

on a high with victory over Luxembourg.

Shane Duffy opened the scoring after 67 minutes when he headed home from Josh Cullen’s free-kick.

Chiedozie Ogbene added a second when he converted from close range before Callum Robinson tapped in a late third.

The win sees the Republic finish above Luxembourg in third place in Group A on goal difference.

The Republic’s opener came after Luxembourg’s Danel Sinani saw his 54th-minute strike ruled out following a foul on

Duffy in the build-up.

It is a satisfying end to what has ultimately been a disappointing campaign for the Republic, the nadir of which was the shock 1-0

home defeat by Luxembourg in March.

But manager Stephen Kenny has overseen an improvement in results since then – with only one defeat in 10 games and will be

pleased with how his players avenged that harrowing loss in their first meeting with Luxembourg.

Rotherham winger Ogbene has impressed for the Irish since making his debut in a friendly against Hungary in October,

and was once again a bright spark for Kenny’s side.

Popping up on both wings, the 24-year-old used his pace and direct running to unnerve the Luxembourg defence,

and almost had an assist after nine minutes when he sprinted down the right flank before his deflected cross found Robinson,

who forced a save from Ralph Schon.

Having only scored once in his first 20 senior internationals for Republic of Ireland, Callum Robinson has since got six in his

last four for his country.

Robinson and Ogbene both found the target during a clinical second-half display and they were really in a good form right now.