Thursday 29 September 2016

As it happened: Brace from Lukaku and Witsel breaks Irish hearts

Published 18/06/2016 | 12:09

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku (centre) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku (centre) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game with Axel Witsel (left) during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku celebrates with Belgium's midfielder Axel Witsel (R) after scoring a goal during the Euro 2016 group E football match between Belgium and Ireland at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux on June 18, 2016
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring their first goal
Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku (L) challenges Ireland's defender John O'Shea
Belgium's Thomas Vermaelen sustains an injury as Republic of Ireland's Shane Long looks on
Republic of Ireland's Wes Hoolahan (left) and Belgium's Mousa Dembele (right) battle for the ball during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Belgium's Eden Hazard in action with Republic of Ireland's James McCarthy
A victory for Ireland today would virtually guarantee a spot in the knockout stages

Can Martin O'Neill's Ireland side cause a major upset by beating Marc Wilmots Belgium side in Bordeaux and seal a place in the last 16? The side ranked second in the world are desperate for a win after an opening round defeat to Italy. Join Will Slattery for the build-up and live match coverage from 1pm.

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