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Slovenia U21 beat Republic of Ireland

2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification: Slovenia U21 – Republic of Ireland U21 3-1

Slovenia: Grega Sorcan, Aljaž Krefl, Luka Krajnc, Leo Ejup, Nik Kapun, Gregor Bajde (Luka Zahovic 78), Domen Crnigoj, Žiga Kastrevec (Dino Hotic 55), Miha Zajc, Denis Šme, Žan Benedicic (Leo Štulac 46).

Republic of Ireland: Ian Lawlor, Sean Long, Sean Hoare, Niall Keown, Darragh Lenihan, Shane Griffin (Dylan Connolly 61), Connor Dimaio, Conor Wilkinson (Seán Maguire 39), Jack Byrne, Callum O'Dowda (Joshua Barrett 75), Jack Connors.

Scorers: 1:0 Kranjc 14th min, 2:0 BAJDE (55th min/11m) 2:1 O'Dowda 65th min, 3:1 Zajc 72nd min

Slovenia U21 hosted Ireland U21 in the match of the 7th round of group 2 qualifications for EURO. The Slovenian team took the lead on 14 minutes when senior international Luka Krajnc turned home a corner at the back post. The Irish team fell further behind 10 minutes after the break when Sean Long conceded a penalty to allow Bajde, the player represented by our agency, to double Slovenia's lead. Our own Bajde scored from the penatly spot and proved once again his advancing skills. The Irish were handed a lifeline when Callum O'Dowda's shot from range snuck under the goalkeeper. But an expertly taken free-kick saw Miha Zajc restore the two goal cushion and guarantee Slovenia all three points. However, Slovenian team played very well in this qualifications, currently they are on 2ndplace with 15 points. Their both loses in this qualifications are against Italy, while in previous round they managed to beat Serbia with 2-0.

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