Monday 22 December 2014

Pictures: Ireland v Italy

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The Ireland team
The Ireland players wore black armbands to mark the anniversary of the Loughinisland masacre which took place when Ireland played Italy during USA 94
The Italy team
One fan's message to Roy Keane
The Ireland players get into a huddle before kick off
Kevin Doyle (left) and Keith Andrews (right) battle for the ball with Santos Thiago Motta
Robbie Keane under pressure from Andrea Barzagli
Ireland fans do a 'Poznan' during the early stages of the game
Kevin Doyle challenges for the ball in the Italian penalty area
Richard Dunne clears the ball at the edge of the Irish penalty area
Sean St Ledger blocks a shot from Antonio Cassano
Mario Balotelli watches the game from the substitutes' bench
Federico Balzaretti tangles with Aiden McGeady
Kevin Doyle tries to evade the challenge of Giorgio Chiellini
Sean St Ledger blocks a goalbound shot with his chest
Richard Dunne gets a foot out to block a goalbound shot from Antonio Cassano
Kevin Doyle on the ball surrounded by Italian players
Antonio Cassano outjumps Keith Andrews to score the opening goal
Damien Duff and Sean St Ledger were powerless to prevent the ball crossing the line
Antonio Cassano is mobbed by his Italian team mates after giving his side the lead
Damien Duff under pressure from Daniele De Rossi (left) and Italy's Federico Balzaretti
Shane Long and Richard Dunne challenge Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon
Mario Balotelli runs at the Irish defence after making an appearance from the bench
Giovani Trapattoni gestures to the Ireland bench
Ignazio Abate blocks a Robbie Keane header
Mario Balotelli out-muscles John O'Shea to flick the ball over his head into the Irish goal past a helpless Shay Given
Keith Andrews receives his marching orders for two bookable offences
Shay Given jokes with Mario Balotelli after the final whistle
Italian players and coaching staff celebrate making it through to the quarter finals
A disappointed Damien Duff is consoled by Robbie Keane as they leave the field after the final whistle

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