Republic of Ireland vs Denmark Ends in a Draw

Republic of Ireland Nations League game against Denmark on October 13th ended in a draw, causing Denmark to move up four points in group B4. The Republic has also earned its first Nations League point for this season, despite them playing on the offensive for a large portion of the time and having only 34% possession throughout the game.

Republic of Ireland had a fairly promising start, with Jeff Hendrick missing a chance to score in the first ten minutes of the game. However, it was a controversial moment for both team, as the visitors have obviously stopped playing following the injury of Republic player Arter. However, after the game ended, Hendrick claimed that he had no idea Arter had been injured and continued playing ‘to the whistle as we were always told right from when we were kids’. This statement caused a bit of controversy behind the scenes, with Denmark captain Kjaer and James McClean involved as well.

The Danes dominated possession all throughout the game. They also showed an incredible defensive display, blocking several potentially threatening shots, one being Cyrus Christie’s attempt before half-time, and the other one Shane Duffy’s penalty shout in the second half.

Republic showed a rather cautious display against Denmark this year, especially considering last November’s 5-1 play-off defeat against the same team.

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