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Ireland's Under-21s lose out to Portugal

Republic of Ireland 1 Portugal 2

Published 25/03/2013 | 21:45

THE Republic of Ireland Under-21s were edged out of a close game against their Portuguese counterparts tonight, going down by the odd goal in three at Oriel Park.

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Noel King`s men put up a spirited show but were not able to get a positive result, with Matthew Doherty`s 70th-minute goal their solitary response to Francisco Junior`s opener and Miguel Lourenco`s header.

 

There was little home keeper Sean McDermott could have done about Junior`s goal, with the Everton man drilling in a vicious right-foot shot from just inside the area after club team-mate Shane Duffy`s clearance fell to him.

 

Sean Murray twice went close to pulling Ireland level but Portugal returned to the front foot after the break, with Luis Gustavo working McDermott.

 

One goal turned into two with 57 minutes gone, with Lourenco nodding in a Gustavo corner, although replays suggested it could have been an own goal off Aiden O`Brien.

 

Wolves` Doherty would give Ireland hope with a header from a Murray corner but the closest they went was a snap-shot from Graham Burke which went wide.

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