N Ireland vs Luxembourg
7:45pm Thursday 5th September
A horror own goal from Kevin Malget has been enough to give an experimental Northern Ireland side a 1-0 victory over Luxembourg.
Because both sides looked to significant challenges to emerge on Monday, malget headed into his own net eight minutes before half-time to settle a match.
For Northern Ireland, that is a Euro 2020 qualifier against Germany, a match which loomed big because he sprung a few surprises in a starting line-up.
Cardiff defender Ciaron Brown – called into Ian Baraclough squad and only uncapped at any given level – began and looked confident as O’Neill made eight changes to the side which beat Belarus in June.
Corry Evans, captain for the night , lived, Together with goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Josh Magennis, however Craig Cathcart Jonny Evans and Conor Washington did not make the squad.
Instead, Ethan Galbraith, Alfie McCalmont and the uncapped Bobby Burns took their positions.
O’Neill’s side would not manage a shot on goal from the opening 45 minutes, but they would take the lead before the break as a result of the own objective of Malget.
After Luxembourg failed to handle a corner george Saville headed the ball back in the mix. It period up before Malget, Even though goalkeeper Moris beat Tom Flanagan into the chunk.
Luxembourg were again stronger to start the second half , with Leandro Martins and Vincent Thill receiving the shots on target of the night time, but neither tested Peacock-Farrell.
Liam Donnelly – that has five goals to Motherwell in eight to begin the year – almost got his first international goal after and came on in the second half for his second cap.
Northern Ireland currently host Germany in European Qualifiers Group C, dwell on Sky Sports Main Event on Monday at 7.45pm.
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