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11.09.2018 at 15:00 Stadion Miejski, Wroclaw Attendance:
Poland 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland
Referee: Boris Marhefka (Slovakia). Friendly / Prog-match

Mateusz Klich 87 mins, Aidan O Brien (53)
Opening squads
Wojciech Szczesny;
Tomasz Kedziora,
Kamil Glik,
Marcin Kaminski,
Arkadiusz Reca;
Jakub Blaszczykowski,
Grzegorz Krychowiak,
Karol Linetty,
Rafal Kurzawa;
Arkadiusz Milik,
Krzysztof Piatek.
Darren Randolph
John Egan
Enda Stevens
Cyrus Christie
Shaun Williams
Kevin Long
Richard Keogh
Callum O Dowda
Jeff Hendrick
Callum Robinson
Aidan O Brien
Łukasz Skorupski (G)
Łukasz Fabiański (G)
Rafał Pietrzak
Jan Bednarek
Jacek Góralski
Robert Lewandowski
Mateusz Klich
Damian Szymański
Adam Dźwigała
Damian Kądzior
Bartosz Bereszyński
Przemysław Frankowski
Sean Mc Dermott
Colin Doyle
Shane Duffy
Matt Doherty
Ciaran Clarke
Alan Judge
David Meyler
Ronan Curtis
Conor Hourihane
Graham Burke
Daryl Horgan
Damian Kadzior for Kurzawa 45 mins,
Mateusz Klich for Piatek 59 mins,
Jan Bednarak for Glik 59 mins,
Damien Szymanski for Krychowiak 72 mins,
Rafael Pietrzak for Reca 72 mins,
Przemyslaw Frankowski for Blaszczykowski 81 mins,
Matt Doherty -> Cyrus Christie (55)
David Meyler -> Jeff Hendrick (56)
Graham Burke -> Callum Robinson (63)
Conor Hourihane -> Shaun Williams (72)
Daryl Horgan -> Aidan O Brien (81)
Alan Judge -> Callum O Dowda (89)
Yellow cards
None None.
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
Match report
The Republic of Ireland ended the International break on a positive note as they drew 1-1 with Poland at the Stadion Miejski in Wroclaw on Tuesday evening.

A second-half header from debutant Aiden O’Brien looked set to earn Martin O’Neill’s side a morale-boosting victory following their 4-1 loss away to Wales but Mateusz Klich’s late leveller earned Poland a share of the spoils.

Poland started the match brightly and they ought to have taken the lead after just ten minutes but Arkadiusz Milik could only head Marcin Kaminski’s flick-on from a long throw-in wide of the far left post.

The home side, who were eliminated from the recent World Cup in Russia at the group stage, again went close to opening the scoring just shy of the half an hour mark but Grzegorz Krychowiak turned Kaminski’s driven shot off target from a few yards.

Ireland’s best opportunity of a tame first half fell to Aiden O’Brien but the Millwall striker fired his attempt past the near post from a decent position.

The Irish created the first chance of the second period shortly after the restart but Callum O’Dowda’s powerful strike was straight at the Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Ireland would take the lead in the 54th minute as Aiden O’Brien nodded Callum O’Dowda’s cross past the Juventus keeper to ensure it was a dream debut for the 24-year-old forward.

But it wouldn’t be enough to earn his side the win as substitute Mateusz Klich curled the ball into the top right corner with three minutes remaining after combining well with Arkadiusz Milik on the edge of the area.

POLAND: Wojciech Szczesny; Tomasz Kedziora, Kamil Glik (Jan Bednarek 59), Marcin Kaminski, Arkadiusz Reca (Rafal Pietrzak 72); Jakub Blaszczykowski (Przemyslaw Frankowski 81), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Damian Szymanski 72), Karol Linetty, Rafal Kurzawa (Damian Kadzior 45); Arkadiusz Milik, Krzysztof Piatek (Mateusz Klich 59).

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Darren Randolph; Richard Keogh, John Egan, Kevin Long; Cyrus Christie (Matthew Doherty 55), Callum O’Dowda (Alan Judge 89), Shaun Williams (Conor Hourihane 72), Jeff Hendrick (David Meyler 56), Enda Stevens; Callum Robinson (Graham Burke 63), Aiden O’Brien (Daryl Horgan 81).

Referee: Boris Marhefka (Slovakia).
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