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European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

(ATT 1,000) 19th November 2013 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: Vladimir Vnuk

Montenegro U21 Montenegro U21 vs Rep of Ireland U21 Rep Ire U21

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Under-21 European Qualifier: Republic of Ireland play out goalless draw in Montenegro

Last Updated: 19/11/13 7:22pm

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Noel King: Saw his U21s side cling on to claim a 0-0 draw

Noel King: Saw his U21s side cling on to claim a 0-0 draw

Goalkeeper Sean McDermott was the Republic of Ireland's hero as he turned in a stubborn display to help secure a hard-fought 0-0 draw in Montenegro.

The 20-year-old made a string of second-half saves to deny the Montenegrins victory in Podgorica and keep alive Ireland's hopes of making it out of Group 6 in their bid to reach the finals of the European Under-21s Championship.

Noel King's men capped an encouraging five days after beating the Faroe Islands in Sligo on Tuesday with a 0-0 draw, and remain level on points with Montenegro behind group leaders Germany, although having played a game more.

Ireland made a bright start to the game and within 16 minutes, home keeper Danijel Petkovic had been forced to makes saves from Sean Murray twice and Anthony Forde.

However, as the half wore on, Montenegro started to work their way into the game, although McDermott was largely untroubled and the first half ended goalless.

The hosts returned in determined fashion and went close four minutes after the restart when Stefan Mugosa had a shot blocked, although Petkovic was called upon once again two minutes later as Aiden O'Brien took aim at the other end.

McDermott had to deny Mugosa in a lively start to the second half, and he found himself the busier of the two keepers as he repelled another effort from Vladimir Jovovic with time running down.

Luka Djordjevic might have won it for the Montenegrins 13 minutes from time but for another save by McDermott, who then kept out attempts by Jovovic and Djordjevic with the home side throwing every they had at the Irish.

O'Brien had a chance to snatch three points deep into injury-time, but Petkovic ensured his side emerged with at least some reward for their efforts.

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Matches

  • European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

    Tue 19th Nov - Group Two
    • Andorra U21
      0 - 2
      Denmark U21
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    • Russia U21
      1 - 0
      Estonia U21
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    • Bulgaria U21
      1 - 5
      Slovenia U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group Five
    • Croatia U21
      3 - 1
      Latvia U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group Six
    • Montenegro U21
      0 - 0
      Rep Ire U21
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    • Romania U21
      2 - 2
      Germany U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group Nine
    • Serbia U21
      1 - 0
      Italy U21
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    • N Ireland U21
      1 - 0
      Cyprus U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group Ten
    • Belarus U21
      0 - 1
      Armenia U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group Seven
    • Poland U21
      3 - 1
      Greece U21
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    • Sweden U21
      5 - 0
      Malta U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group One
    • Moldova U21
      3 - 0
      Lithuania U21
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    • England U21
      9 - 0
      San Marino U21
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    Tue 19th Nov - Group Eight
    • Macedonia U21
      1 - 3
      Norway U21
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Tables

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group One

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England U21 8 22
2 Moldova U21 8 13
3 Finland U21 8 12
4 Wales U21 8 10
5 Lithuania U21 7 7
6 San Marino U21 9 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Two

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Denmark U21 8 20
2 Russia U21 7 16
3 Slovenia U21 8 11
4 Bulgaria U21 8 8
5 Estonia U21 7 8
6 Andorra U21 8 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Three

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Holland U21 5 13
2 Slovakia U21 6 13
3 Georgia U21 7 8
4 Scotland U21 6 7
5 Luxembourg U21 6 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Four

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain U21 6 18
2 Austria U21 6 12
3 Hungary U21 6 6
4 Bosnia U21 6 6
5 Albania U21 8 6

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Five

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Croatia U21 7 16
2 Switzerland U21 6 12
3 Ukraine U21 4 7
4 Latvia U21 5 6
5 Liechtenstein U21 6 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Six

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany U21 6 14
2 Montenegro U21 6 11
3 Romania U21 6 9
4 Rep of Ireland U21 7 8
5 Faroe Islands U21 7 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Seven

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Poland U21 7 15
2 Greece U21 6 12
3 Turkey U21 6 10
4 Sweden U21 6 10
5 Malta U21 7 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Eight

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Portugal U21 6 18
2 Israel U21 5 9
3 Norway U21 7 9
4 Macedonia U21 6 4
5 Azerbaijan U21 6 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Nine

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Serbia U21 6 13
2 Belgium U21 7 13
3 Italy U21 6 12
4 Cyprus U21 6 6
5 N Ireland U21 7 3

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Ten

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 France U21 6 18
2 Iceland U21 6 12
3 Kazakhstan U21 7 9
4 Armenia U21 6 6
5 Belarus U21 7 3

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Eleven

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Sweden U21 2 6
2 Denmark U21 2 3
3 Macedonia U21 2 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Twelve

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bulgaria U21 2 6
2 Ukraine U21 2 3
3 Croatia U21 2 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Thirteen

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Israel U21 2 4
2 Turkey U21 2 2
3 Wales U21 2 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Fourteen

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 France U21 2 6
2 Slovenia U21 2 3
3 Scotland U21 2 0

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