Saturday 24 February 2018

Match Stats

Shots (On target): Macedonia 12 (7), Ireland 5 (3)

Fouls: Macedonia 19, Ireland 22

Corners: Macedonia 3, Ireland 3

Offsides: Macedonia 2, Ireland 3

Possession: Macedonia 45pc, Ireland 55pc

Yellow Cards: Macedonia 0, Ireland 1 (Cox 16)

Red Cards: Macedonia 0, Ireland 0

Attendance: 30,000

georgi's wires crossed

An odd snippet in the Macedonian match programme on Saturday night, where the legendary local hero, Georgi Hristov, spoke about his part in the 1997 victory for the hosts in Skopje. He listed some of the great Irish players of the time. "Roy Keane, O'Neal, Irwin from Manchester United." Clearly, his memories of Keith O'Neill vary greatly from the Irish recollection.

Irish Independent

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