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03.06.2021 at 18:00 Estadi Johan Cruyff, Barcelona Attendance:
Republic of Ireland 4 - 1 Andorra
Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernandez (ESP) Friendly-match

Goalscorers
Troy Parrott (58)
Troy Parrott (61)
Jason Knight (84)
Daryl Horgan (89)
Vales 52 mins,
Opening squads
Gavin Bazunu
Dara O Shea
John Egan
Matt Doherty
Jason Knight
Conor Hourihane
Ronan Curtis
Josh Cullen
James Collins
James Mc Clean
Troy Parrott
2 Iker (GK),
3 Marc Vales,
4 Marc Rebes,
8 Marcio Vieira (C),
10 Ludovic Clemente,
14 Jordi Alaez,
15 Moises San Nicolas,
16 Alex Martinez ,
17 Joan Cervos,
19 Ricard Fernandez,
20 Max Llovera.
Substitutes
Mark Travers
Caoimhin Kelleher
Shane Duffy
Lee O'Connor
Jamie Mc Grath
Jayson Molumby
Ryan Manning
Harry Arter
Danny Mandroiu
Daryl Horgan
Chiedozie Ogbene
Adam Idah
Josep Gomes (GK),
5 Albert Alavedera,
7 Marc Pujol,
11 Sergi Moreno,
21 Marc Garcia,
22 Victor Bernat,
23 Eric De Pablos.
Substitutions
Daryl Horgan -> Ronan Curtis (66)
Adam Idah -> James Collins (66)
Jamie Mc Grath -> Troy Parrott (82)
Shane Duffy -> Dara O Shea (86)
Ryan Manning -> James Mc Clean (86)
Harry Arter -> Conor Hourihane (86)
Cristian Martinez for Clements 59 mins,
Aaron Sanchez for Fernandez 59 mins,
Christian Garcia for Rebes 72 mins,
Francisco Pires for Iker 76 mins,
Ildefons Lima for Martinez 76 mins,
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 | Preview
International debut for Jamie Mc Grath

Parrott's brace was an immediate response to Marc Vales' 51st minute opener as Jason Knight and Daryl Horgan rounded off the victory, Stephen Kenny's first victory as Ireland manager.

Ireland were poor in the first 45 minutes and only fashioned one chance of note as a wonderful passing move resulted in Josh Cullen's cross to James Collins who flashed his header wide.

The second-half got off to the worst possible start as Vales rose highest to head home a right-sided set-piece. It was the moment Ireland needed to spring into life.

The 19-year old Parrott found space and drove at the Andorran defence, turned to create space and found the bottom corner to score his first senior international goal in the 58th minute.

He had his second international goal just moments later. Conor Hourihane, advanced on the right side, dug out a cross to the far post and the keeper couldn't keep out Parrott's powerful downward header in the 61st minute.

Ireland had found their groove at this point and would go on to score a further two goals in the final 10 minutes.

Substitute Daryl Horgan found an inch-perfect cross to Knight who deceived the defender at the back-post to tap home his first international goal six minutes from time.

Knight would go on to return the favour four minutes later as his fantastic cross, this time from the right, found Horgan and his diving header found the net to round off an impressive victory.

"We were disappointed with the first-half and to go behind, but the response from that point was really impressive," said Ireland manager Stephen Kenny.

"I'm delighted for Troy. He has had a tough season but we believe in his talent and ability, and he took his two goals brilliantly which told us a lot about his character.

"Hungary will be a much tougher test so we'll have to raise our performance levels for that match on Tuesday but we're delighted to come away with a win."

Teams

Andorra: 12 Iker (GK) (13 Francisco Pires (GK) 76), 3 Marc Vales, 4 Marc Rebes (24 Christian Garcia 72), 8 Marcio Vieira (C), 10 Ludovic Clemente (2 Cristian Martinez 59), 14 Jordi Alaez, 15 Moises San Nicolas, 16 Alex Martinez (6 Ildefons Lima 76), 17 Joan Cervos, 19 Ricard Fernandez (9 Aaron Sanchez 59), 20 Max Llovera.
Subs not used: 1 Josep Gomes (GK), 5 Albert Alavedera, 7 Marc Pujol, 11 Sergi Moreno, 21 Marc Garcia, 22 Victor Bernat, 23 Eric De Pablos.

Republic of Ireland: 1 Gavin Bazunu, 2 Matt Doherty, 20 Dara O'Shea (4 Shane Duffy 86), 5 John Egan, 11 James McClean (3 Ryan Manning 86), 6 Josh Cullen, 8 Conor Hourihane (12 Harry Arter 86), 10 Troy Parrott (18 Jamie McGrath 82), 7 Ronan Curtis (15 Daryl Horgan 66), 14 Jason Knight, 19 James Collins (9 Adam Idah 66).
Subs not used: 16 Caoimhin Kelleher (GK), 23 Mark Travers (GK), 17 Jayson Molumby, 21 Daniel Mandroiu, 22 Chiedozie Ogbene, 24 Lee O'Connor.

Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernandez (ESP)
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