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Euro 2021 qualifiers: Republic of Ireland U21 0-0 Italy U21

Troy Parrott (right) received a red card following an altercation with Moise Kean
Troy Parrott (right) received a red card following an altercation with Moise Kean

Troy Parrott was sent off as the Republic of Ireland Under-21s played out a 0-0 draw in their Euro 2021 qualifier with Italy in Dublin.

Parrott picked up his second yellow card after a coming together with Azzurrini striker Moise Kean, who received a straight red.

A draw was an encouraging result for the Republic, who remain top of Group 1 with 10 points from four games.

Stephen Kenny's side travel to second-placed Iceland on Tuesday.

Despite a bright start from the hosts, it was Italy who carved out the first goalscoring chance when Andrea Pinamonti headed narrowly wide after being found by Luca Pellegrini.

However, the Republic passed the ball with speed and purpose and troubled their visitors in the final third, with Parrott's long-ranged effort forcing Marco Carnesecchi into a smart save.

Adam Idah, who came into the game with four goals in six caps for the Republic U21s, then sprung into action when he teed up Connor Ronan, whose powerful shot produced another fine Carnesecchi stop.

Norwich City's Adam Idah caught the eye once again for the Republic
Norwich City's Adam Idah caught the eye once again for the Republic

Although Italy introduced £45m worth of talent in Everton striker Kean and Wolves' Patrick Cutrone for the start of the second half, it was the home team who created the first gilt-edged chance following the interval.

Idah showed impressive improvisation skills to back-heel Zachary Elbouzedi's cross into Parrott's path, but the Tottenham striker could only screw his effort wide.

The game's major flashpoint arrived just after the hour when Parrott and Kean clashed in the middle of the park, which resulted in both men being sent off.

Parrott received a second yellow card having been cautioned earlier in the game while the former Juventus man was shown a straight red for his part in the incident as tempers flared in Tallaght.

That Spurs forward's premature exit took the sting out of the Republic's play until captain Jayson Molumby brought out a sharp save from the impressive Carnesecchi.

Jason Knight also came close for the Boys in Green but Kenny's side had to settle for a point.

Line-ups

R. of Ireland U21

  • 1Kelleher
  • 2O'Connor
  • 5O'Shea
  • 4Masterson
  • 21Scales
  • 8MolumbyBooked at 43minsSubstituted forKilkennyat 85'minutes
  • 6CoventryBooked at 50mins
  • 7ElbouzediSubstituted forObafemiat 68'minutes
  • 11RonanBooked at 43minsSubstituted forKnightat 62'minutes
  • 10ParrottBooked at 64mins
  • 9IdahBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 3Ledwidge
  • 12Knight
  • 14Mandroiu
  • 15Collins
  • 16Taylor
  • 17Kilkenny
  • 18Power
  • 20Obafemi
  • 23Bazunu

Italy U21

  • 12Carnesecchi
  • 15Del Prato
  • 5BastoniBooked at 45mins
  • 16MarchizzaSubstituted forAdjapongat 22'minutes
  • 3Pellegrini
  • 4TonaliBooked at 43mins
  • 8CarraroSubstituted forSottilat 68'minutes
  • 7Frattesi
  • 21Locatelli
  • 11ScamaccaSubstituted forKeanat 45'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 9PinamontiSubstituted forCutroneat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Plizzari
  • 2Adjapong
  • 10Cutrone
  • 13Ranieri
  • 17Zanellato
  • 18Maggiore
  • 19Sala
  • 20Kean
  • 23Sottil
Referee:
Sascha Stegemann
Attendance:
7,231

Match Stats

Home TeamR. of Ireland U21Away TeamItaly U21
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Republic of Ireland U21 0, Italy U21 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Republic of Ireland U21 0, Italy U21 0.

Sandro Tonali (Italy U21) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland U21).

Attempt missed. Davide Frattesi (Italy U21) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Patrick Cutrone.

Foul by Patrick Cutrone (Italy U21).

Dara O'Shea (Republic of Ireland U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland U21) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Sandro Tonali (Italy U21) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Italy U21. Conceded by Conor Masterson.

Substitution

Substitution, Republic of Ireland U21. Gavin Kilkenny replaces Jayson Molumby.

Attempt blocked. Manuel Locatelli (Italy U21) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Corner, Republic of Ireland U21. Conceded by Marco Carnesecchi.

Attempt saved. Jayson Molumby (Republic of Ireland U21) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Conor Coventry.

Foul by Luca Pellegrini (Italy U21).

Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Conor Masterson (Republic of Ireland U21) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jayson Molumby following a set piece situation.

Foul by Alessandro Bastoni (Italy U21).

Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland U21) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Davide Frattesi (Italy U21).

Michael Obafemi (Republic of Ireland U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Dara O'Shea (Republic of Ireland U21) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Riccardo Sottil (Italy U21).

Lee O'Connor (Republic of Ireland U21) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Italy U21. Claud Adjapong tries a through ball, but Patrick Cutrone is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Republic of Ireland U21. Michael Obafemi replaces Zak Elbouzedi.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy U21. Riccardo Sottil replaces Marco Carraro.

Manuel Locatelli (Italy U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland U21).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Troy Parrott (Republic of Ireland U21).

Dismissal

Moise Kean (Italy U21) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Moise Kean (Italy U21).

Conor Coventry (Republic of Ireland U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Liam Scales (Republic of Ireland U21) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jayson Molumby.

Substitution

Substitution, Republic of Ireland U21. Jason Knight replaces Connor Ronan.

Foul by Luca Pellegrini (Italy U21).

Connor Ronan (Republic of Ireland U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Italy U21. Conceded by Caoimhin Kelleher.

Attempt saved. Claud Adjapong (Italy U21) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Moise Kean.

Booking

Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland U21) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 10th October 2019

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland U21431071610
2Iceland U2122009186
3Italy U2121105054
4Sweden U21100113-20
5Armenia U21200217-60
6Luxembourg U213003011-110

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Georgia U2122007076
2Switzerland U2111005053
3France U2111005053
4Slovakia U2121015413
5Azerbaijan U214103210-83
6Liechtenstein U214103313-103

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England U2122005236
2Austria U2122007166
3Kosovo U2132017346
4Turkey U21411279-24
5Albania U214022510-52
6Andorra U21301239-61

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Greece U2132107167
2Scotland U2132104137
3Czech Rep U2121103124
4Lithuania U2141123304
5Croatia U21100112-10
6San Marino U213003010-100

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland U2122005056
2Bulgaria U2121104044
3Russia U2121101014
4Latvia U21201112-11
5Serbia U21201112-11
6Estonia U21200208-80

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain U2122003036
2North Macedonia U2122009276
3Kazakhstan U2142026516
4Israel U2111002113
5Montenegro U21410356-13
6Faroe Islands U213003213-110

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal U2122006066
2Netherlands U2111005143
3Norway U2111002113
4Belarus U21210110283
5Cyprus U21310237-43
6Gibraltar U213003015-150

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Finland U2132107167
2Denmark U2122004226
3Romania U2121014223
4Ukraine U21310245-13
5Northern Ireland U21302123-12
6Malta U21301208-81

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bosnia and Herzegovina U2121104044
2Germany U2111005143
3Wales U21210125-33
4Belgium U21201101-11
5Moldova U21100104-40
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