Nations League: Ireland vs Finland



The Nations League fixtures on Sunday brought us to Ireland against Finland in Group D group B second round. In the only match that met in the 2002 friendly match, Finland lost 0-3 at the field. home

Ireland entered this match after a 1-0 victory in the Nations League against Bulgaria, in that match, Ireland had 63% of possession and 14 shots of the ball, of which 3 times hit the target. The only player to score for the Irish Republic is midfielder Shane Duffy (90 '), the 28-year-old midfielder is about to leave the Brighton shirt in the Premier League to join the Scottish giant Celtic. In the other match, Bulgaria got 10 shots and 4 hits on target and Bozhidar Kraev (56 ') was the scorer for Bulgaria. The Irish Republic of Stephen Kenny celebrated scoring a total of 7 times in the last 6 matches and the opposite afternoon, the number of goals scored against them in those same matches was up to 5 goals.

Kieffer Moore's late strike caused Finland to suffer 0-1 loss to Wales in the start of the Nations League. Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky flew many times from the start of the match while upline striker Teemu Pukki - who scored 11 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions for Norwich City relegated to the Premier League last season - saw his shot deviate from Finland's first shot in the 15th minute. Finland put the ball in the net in the opening half as Joni Kauko shot past Wayne Hennessey, but Joel Pohjanpalo was blasted offside on goal and Jonny Williams continued to cause problems for the hosts, and Finland captain Tim Sparv got himself booked for a foul. for Charlton Athletic, Bale's subsequent free-kick was easily broken. Morrell was later shown a yellow card for a rough ball with Glen Kamara shortly after, and the score was kept at the break after a very strong first half shot. In the 51st minute, Vaisanen had a confusing shot into the post from a distance of about 3m. A total of 5/6 games against Finland before that, with a minimum of 3 goals scored and the average number of goals per game scored during that time was 2.83. 




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