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19.11.2013 at 16:00 Podgorica Attendance: 1000
Montenegro 0 - 0 Under 21
Referee: Vladimir Vnuk European Qualifier-match

None None.
Opening squads
Gojačanin (Jovović 69), Radunović,
Sean Mc Dermott
Michael Harriman
Derrick Williams
Shane Duffy
Sean Mc Ginty
Callum Reilly
Aidan O Brien
Anthony Forde
Samir Carruthers
Sean Murray
Jack Grealish
Aaron Mc Carey
Joe Shaughnessy
John O Sullivan
John Egan
Conor Smith
Charles Dunne
William Hayhurst
Kaludjerović for Zoric 69 mins,
Pejaković for Mugosa 79 mins, Jovović for Gojacanin 69 mins,
Yellow cards
Zoric 37 Mins Derrick Williams (45)
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
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Goalkeeper Sean McDermott was the Republic of Ireland's hero as he turned in a stubborn display to help secure a hard-fought 0-0 draw in Montenegro.

The 20-year-old made a string of second-half saves to deny the Montenegrins victory in Podgorica and keep alive Ireland's hopes of making it out of Group 6 in their bid to reach the finals of the European Under-21s Championship.

Noel King's men capped an encouraging five days after beating the Faroe Islands in Sligo on Tuesday with a 0-0 draw, and remain level on points with Montenegro behind group leaders Germany, although having played a game more.

Ireland made a bright start to the game and within 16 minutes, home keeper Danijel Petkovic had been forced to makes saves from Sean Murray twice and Anthony Forde.

However, as the half wore on, Montenegro started to work their way into the game, although McDermott was largely untroubled and the first half ended goalless.

The hosts returned in determined fashion and went close four minutes after the restart when Stefan Mugosa had a shot blocked, although Petkovic was called upon once again two minutes later as Aiden O'Brien took aim at the other end.

McDermott had to deny Mugosa in a lively start to the second half, and he found himself the busier of the two keepers as he repelled another effort from Vladimir Jovovic with time running down.

Luka Djordjevic might have won it for the Montenegrins 13 minutes from time but for another save by McDermott, who then kept out attempts by Jovovic and Djordjevic with the home side throwing every they had at the Irish.

O'Brien had a chance to snatch three points deep into injury-time, but Petkovic ensured his side emerged with at least some reward for their efforts.

MONTENEGRO: Petković, Gojačanin (Jovović 69), Radunović, Bakrač, Vukčević, Kosović, Mugoša (Pejaković 79), Djordjević, Alić, Janković, Zorić (Kaludjerović 69).

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: McDermott, Harriman, McGinty, Williams, Duffy, Carruthers, Reilly, Murray, Forde, O'Brien, Grealish.
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