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J. Morrell
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J. McClean
Yellow 2nd/RC
J. McClean
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C. Christie
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K. Moore
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Match Stats

50% 49%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 2
Total Passes 546 543
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Wales WAL Wales 6 5 1 0 7 1 +6 16 W W W D W
2 Finland FIN Finland 6 4 0 2 7 5 +2 12 L W W W W
3 Republic of Ireland IRL Republic of Ireland 6 0 3 3 1 4 -3 3 D L L D L
4 Bulgaria BUL Bulgaria 6 0 2 4 2 7 -5 2 D L L L L




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Republic of Ireland are next in Nations League action on the road to Finland on Wednesday, while Wales have an away trip against Bulgaria on the same day.
The Nations League Group B4 clash between Republic of Ireland and Wales ends in a goalless draw. It was a game of few chances, with Shane Long perhaps spurning the best opening in the second half for the hosts, heading over the bar from close range. Wales did not offer a great deal in the final third, despite playing against 10 men for the closing stages after James McClean was dismissed. Both teams take a share of the spoil from the contest this afternoon.
90' + 2' Williams sends a corner in from the left flank for Moore to attack, but Randolph comes off his line to punch clear of danger.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
90' Brooks whips the resulting free-kick into the box, but Duffy wins a foul for the home side after clashing with Moore.
J. Cullen
J. Molumby
90' Molumby makes way for Cullen in the Ireland midfield.
88' Davies goes down under pressure from Christie. Wales win a free-kick in a dangerous position.
87' Horgan bursts into space in the final third and tries to offload towards Maguire, but Levitt gets a foot in just in time to quell the attack.
86' SAVE! Brooks cuts inside from the right flank and pulls the trigger on a left-footed strike. Randolph watches it all the way to make a simple save.
J. Morrell
Yellow Card
84' Morrell goes into the book for the visitors after getting involved in a melee with McClean.
83' OFF! McClean lunges at Levitt and gets a second booking. He's not happy with the Welshman and lets him know. He has to be ushered away by his team-mates before making his way off the pitch.
82' Ramsey tries to work his way through the Ireland defensive line in tight quarters in the box, but the Welshman is crowded out before he can pull the trigger.
80' Christie plays Horgan into soace down the right flank, but his floating cross is gathered with ease by Hennessey.
J. McClean
Yellow Card
79' McClean catches the ankle of Roberts in pursuit of the ball. He gets book, although there was no intent there.
78' CHANCES! Horgan spurns two openings at goal. The first comes as he latches on to McClean's cross from the left. Horgan steers a header towards goal that Rodon stabs away in the six-yard box. The Ireland winger pounces on the rebound and gets a second crack, but he lifts his left-footed strike over the bar.
D. Brooks
D. James
77' Brooks replaces James for the visitors on the left flank.
76' Molumby combines with Horgan down the right and the latter fires a low ball into the middle. Molumby tries to connect, but it comes at the midfielder too quickly and he fails to control it. 
S. Maguire
S. Long
74' Maguire is on for Long to spearhead the Ireland attack for the closing 16 minutes.
D. Horgan
R. Brady
73' Horgan replaces Brady in the final third for the home side.
72' BLOCK! Levitt works the ball into the path of Ramsey, and the Juventus midfielder lines up a strike on his left foot that is diverted wide of the target by Duffy.
69' Ramsey floats a ball over the top for the run of James, but Christie tracks back and diverts it back to Randolph with a deft header.
N. Williams
H. Wilson
67' Williams is on for Wilson on the right flank.
D. Levitt
M. Smith
67' Levitt replaces Smith in the middle of the park.
66' Wales are struggling to get a foothold here in the second half. They had a decent start, but Ireland have been on their mettle and have pushed the visitors back towards their own goal.
64' Hendrick offloads in a central position towards the advancing Molumby, but the midfielder slices his strike at goal from the edge of the box.
62' Brady and Hendrick attempt to combine down the right flank, but Morrell tracks the latter and blocks the cross into the middle.
60' Brady makes a move inside from the right flank and cuts a cross deep aiming towards the back post. There's no green shirt in the vicinity and Hennessey watches it safely past the post.
58' Doherty is on hand at the back for the home side to clear the danger from Roberts' knockdown as he latches on to Ramsey's deep cross from the left. The Tottenham defender has settled in well at centre-back.
56' Long tries to find space down the left flank on this occasion, but the flag goes up against the Southampton forward.
55' CHANCE! Long should put Ireland ahead, but he sends his header over the bar. McClean feeds Stevens on the charge and the full-back lifts a pinpoint cross into the box. Long finds space in the area and directs his header at goal. However, he directs his attempt too high and over the top.
52' Wales are trying to get on the front foot in the early stages of the second half. Giggs may have told his side at the break to force the issue.
50' Long has space on the right flank as Davies gets caught up field. However, he lofts his cross into the middle and it's simple for Hennessey to claim in the six-yard box.
49' Davies charges into the final third and goes for a strike from the left inside channel, but he scuffs his effort wide of the target.
48' Wilson tries to thread a pass through to James in the final third, but Christie defends well to make the interception.
46' We're back underway at the Aviva Stadium.
Stephen Kenny may be the happier of the two managers at the break. His depleted Ireland team have played well enough and have had further disruption after losing Kevin Long to injury. Wales have lacked vigour in the final third and Ryan Giggs will be urging his team to click into gear for the second half.
It's all square at the break in the Nations League clash between Republic of Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium. It has been a half of few chances, although the best have come to the home side from distance. Robbie Brady put his strike wide of the post, while Cyrus Christie sent his effort narrowly over the bar. At the other end, Wales came close through Harry Wilson, who was denied by Darren Randolph.
45' + 3' Hourihane lifts a deep cross into the box, but Duffy fouls Ampadu in the middle to ease the pressure on the Wales defence.
45' + 2' Wales continue to give away cheap free-kicks away in their own half. Hourihane stands over the ball near the half-way line.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
45' CHANCE! Ireland win a free-kick on the right flank and it allows Brady to bend a dangerous delivery into the middle. Duffy tries to stretch to connect, but it just evades his boot and travels behind for a goal-kick past the left post.
43' CLOSE! Christie breaks forward and finds space by cutting inside to shoot on his left foot. The ball travels towards the target, but just soars a fraction too high to travel over the bar.
42' Ireland knock the ball around the Wales defenders in the final third. McClean collects in the left inside channel and goes for the cross, but Roberts charges it down and diverts it behind for a corner.
40' Wales threaten around the edge of the box and Ramsey lines up a strike. Duffy makes the block, but the Welsh appeal for a handball against the defender. The referee is not interested in their penalty claim.
38' Hennessey comes off his line to claim Brady's cross, but collides with Ampadu in the process. Both men go down, but after treatment they are able to get to their feet and continue.
37' Moore gives away a foul inside his own half for bringing down Hendrick. Brady will swing a cross into the box.
36' Wales attack again down the left and James sends another cross to the back post. McClean gets back in the left inside channel to clear the danger for the home side.
35' James probes in the final third and sends a low ball into the middle from the byline. Duffy stretches to guide it away from the lurking presence of Moore.
33' WIDE! Wilson gives the ball straight to Brady in the Wales half. The winger surges forward to the edge of the box before firing at goal on his left foot. However, Brady can only send his effort wide of the left post.
31' Wilson swings a corner in from the right flank, which is dropped by Randolph. He collides with Ampadu as he attempts to gather, sending both players to the deck. Wales appeal for a penalty, but the decision goes the way of the home side.
C. Christie
Yellow Card
30' Christie pulls back Morrell after losing possession. He goes into the book for his challenge.
29' Wilson carries the ball forward with menace from the back for the visitors. He tries to offload towards James, but Brady gets back with a timely interception.
28' OVER! James whips the resulting corner into the box towards the back post. Moore rises, only to send his header well over the bar.
27' SAVE! Wales open up the Irish defence as Ramsey finds Wilson, who takes a touch before striking at goal on his left foot. It angles towards the left-bottom corner, but Randolph turns the ball past the post.
C. Christie
K. Long
25' Christie replaces Kevin Long that sees Doherty move alongside Duffy in the middle of the Ireland defence.
24' Kevin Long is down on the pitch again and it appears as though he will have to make way. It's not good for Stephen Kenny, who is light on numbers to begin with.
21' Kevin Long requires treatment after being caught on the eye by Moore. He looks to be okay to continue.
K. Moore
Yellow Card
20' Moore goes into the book for leaping with his elbow, glancing Kevin Long on the cheek.
20' Brady has a couple of opportunities to lift crosses into the box, but the Welsh defence are on their mettle and clear the danger from the penalty area.
18' BLOCK! Hendrick rolls the ball into the path of Brady to strike at goal, but Rodon is there to divert it away with his feet.
16' Wales try to catch Ireland on the break, but Molumby gets a foot out to bring down Wilson before he can pick up speed in his own half.
15' There are no easy for passes for the players in possession. The closing down from both teams has been impressive so far in the game.
13' Stevens feeds the run of McClean, who tries to turn to fire at goal. However, he sees his right-footed strike blocked by a wall of yellow shirts.
11' Ramsey surges forward and tries to clip a ball over the top for James, but the two players are not on the same wavelength and Ireland clear their lines through Doherty.
10' James cuts in from the left flank and sends a cross to the back post towards Roberts, but Stevens is there to clear ahead of the full-back.
9' Molumby wins the ball in the final third and tees up Brady to angle a cross into the box. He sends it towards Shane Long, but Ampadu reads the danger to head clear.
7' Molumby draws a foul from Morrell down the right flank for the home side. The game is lacking in tempo at the moment.
5' Ampadu reads the danger following a solid string of passes from Ireland down the left flank. However, the defender acts before Shane Long can take possession in the Wales half.
3' It has been a slow start to the contest from both sides. No team has been able to string together a series of passes to push forward.
1' We're underway in this Nations League clash.
Wales have been victorious in each of their previous two UEFA Nations League matches against Republic of Ireland, winning 4-1 at home and 1-0 away in 2018.
Wales have made four changes to their team that was beaten by England last time out. Ampadu drops back into the middle of the defence. Ramsey starts behind Moore in the final third, while James, Wilson and Smith get the nod in the midfield.
Ireland have made four changes to their side that was beaten by Slovakia in their shootout defeat. Kevin Long starts in the back four alongside Duffy. Molumby gets the nod in the middle of the park, while Shane Long and Brady slot into the final third.
WALES SUBS: Chris Gunter, Neco Williams, Ben Cabango, Jonny Williams, Tyler Roberts, Rabbi Matondo, Danny Ward, David Brooks, Dylan Levitt, Adam Davies, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Will Vaulks.
WALES (4-4-1-1): Wayne Hennessey; Connor Roberts, Ethan Ampadu, Joe Rodon, Ben Davies; Harry Wilson, Matthew Smith, Joe Morrell, Daniel James; Aaron Ramsey; Kieffer Moore.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SUBS: Mark Travers, Caoimhin Kelleher, Daryl Horgan, Sean Maguire, Josh Cullen, Cyrus Christie, Jack Byrne.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (4-3-3): Darren Randolph; Matt Doherty, Kevin Long, Shane Duffy, Enda Stevens; Jayson Molumby, Conor Hourihane, Jeff Hendrick; Robbie Brady, Shane Long, James McClean.
Wales were beaten handily by England in their friendly clash on Friday at Wembley. However, Ryan Giggs' men have a perfect record in Group B4 after beating Finland and Bulgaria in their opening two matches. They control of the group with a third win on the bounce and they will look to take advantage of a wounded Ireland.
Republic of Ireland saw their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2020 ended last time out in their shootout defeat to Slovakia. Alan Browne and Matt Doherty both missed from the spot, allowing their opponents to advance to a play-off against Northern Ireland. Ireland now return to Nations League action after failing to win any of their opening two fixtures in Group B4. They need a response this afternoon.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the UEFA Nations League clash between the Republic of Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium.