A beautiful day of football ahead for the boys in green. Foggy weather, negative temperature, Gineste late, Scheut at home, one of the league’s best ref (no joke) and an English fiasco in sight. Ireland started pedal to the metal, with Alva hitting the post after barely one minute and total control of the game. 0-0 halftime, no chances at all for the opponents, except a little mistake at the back. Second half started on the same basis, bringing a lot of danger on Scheut’s goal. Alva, Matteo, Ama… many were close, but none beat the keeper. Lot of dirty plays from Scheut, who finished down to 10, but it was not Ireland’s day. 0-0 FT, it didn’t come home, and it won’t tonight either. Hasta luego
Comfortable win in the end for the 2nds in the season opener. After a 0-0 first half lacking quality, the 2nds burst into life the 2nd, going 0-2 up through Mathias Gineste and Villu. Scheut pulled one back through a dubious penalty, before Amadou ran through to bury a third goal and kill the tie. Could have been 6 or 7 in the end with more clinical finishing, but a great start to the new season all round!