Republic of Ireland 1 - 2 Serbia

Match info: International at Aviva Stadium

Date: 05/03/2014 KO: 19:45 Ref: V Kassai Att: 30,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Rep Ireland

Shane Long 8

1
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2

Serbia

James McCarthy 48 (og)
Filip Djordjevic 60

FT (ht: 1-0)

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  • Republic of Ireland suffer their first defeat under Martin O'Neill. Serbia recover from a half-time deficit to win 2-1 at the Aviva Stadium. Report and reaction to follow.

  • Kolarov has a blast from 30 yards but Forde gets down well to parry.

    90+2
  • The ball is in the Serbia half but the visitors back four remain firm. Meyler's attempted switch of play is cut out

    90+1
  • Three minutes to be added on. Can the hosts create another chance?

    90
  • Serbia kill time with another switch: Rukavina makes way for debutant Gudelj.

    89
  • Serbia's Djordevic is replaced by Scepovic

    87
  • Serbia break but Wilson gets back to clear Ljajic's low ball across the box.

    87
  • Matic is the latest player to be booked for a late challenge.

    86
  • McClean bends a free-kick into the box but Stojkovic comes to punch and clears the danger.

    83
  • Ivanovic booked for a push on Walters.

    83
  • A change for either side: Republic of Ireland captain Whelan makes way for Quinn; Ljajic ends his Serbia exile by replacing Tadic.

    81
  • Sulejmani gets in to the box and gets off a shot but a green shirt gets across to block. Serbia remain dominant.

    80
  • More Serbia pressure results in a corner but Tadic's set-piece is easily cleared.

    77
  • A Serbia change: Sulejmani comes on for Markovic.

    75
  • Two more Republic of Ireland changes: Walters and Murphy replace Long and McGeady.

    72
  • Tosic works some space on the edge of the six-yard box but, rather than use his right foot, the playmaker opts to prod a left-footed effort towards goal which is easily saved by Forde.

    71
  • Forde springs from his line to collect a long straight pass aimed at Djordevic.

    68
  • Pilkington cuts in from the right but his left-footed shot is straight at Stojkovic, who drops on to one knee to scoop up.

    65
  • Another change for the hosts: Clark comes on for Ward.

    64
  • McClean earns a corner on the left. McGeady lands the set-piece on to the head of Meyler but his effort flies over the bar.

    63

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