Ireland put up a decent fight against a strong Serbia side last week, so there was an expectation tonight that they would sweep Luxembourg aside and kick-start their World Cup qualification campaign.
The opposite has been true as the game has been fair more even that most would’ve expected, and Ireland were hit with a late sucker punch as Gerson Rodrigues fired home from distance:
"The gloom really does deepen for Ireland now…"
Oh dear ? Republic of Ireland concede an 85th minute goal to Luxembourg.
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When you’re in a group with Serbia and Portugal then you simply need to win home and away against Luxembourg to have a chance of qualifying, and this is an early disaster for Stephen Kenny.