Nations League: Ireland vs Wales




Wales entered their third Nations League group B match with a visit to CH Irealand's field. The new visitors lost 0-3 to their English neighbors in a recent international friendly match at Wembley and the home team lost in the play-off semi-finals to compete in a bitter Euro Final at the hands of Slovakia.


A bad result for Stephen Kenny's side, whose attacking players are full of blood and high speed but are unable to get the right goal. Doherty's pass fell into the box for Conor Hourihane but the Aston Villa player missed a great chance to take the lead before the first half ended. Ireland had a huge chance in the 70th minute. Enda Stevens found Browne and he launched a shot but Rodák made a spectacular save, just minutes later, Shane Duffy made a fantastic save to deny they lead. 85 minutes, another chance to score for Ireland when David McGoldrick crept through the defense of Slovakia and passed to Hourihane but only 1 meter from goal to miss the confusing target. At the end of the first extra time, this time Browne hit the post again,

Cymru started out unlucky not to take a lead in the opening phase, the presence of Kieffer Moore proved not at all easy for England's defense. Moore's best chance came to him in a volley, but the striker deflected the post after Bukayo Saka's misplaced save. Moore continued to force Nick Pope to save multiple times but Ryan Giggs lost his focus just before the first half as the striker was forced off due to injury. Connor Coady doubled the lead for England with a deft volley from captain Kieran Trippier's pass, Cymru's 15-month unbeaten streak finally ended with England scoring a second. From a kick inside the box gave Danny Ings the opportunity to hit an overhead kick from a distance of about 6 meters, reaching the top of the net. 



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