Featured Matches
Previous
Lille
FC Porto
ESPNDeportes 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
NK Maribor
Celtic
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Standard Liege
Zenit St Petersburg
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Stjarnan
Internazionale
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Fulham
Wolverhampton Wanderers
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Colorado Rapids
Los Angeles Galaxy
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
San Jose Earthquakes
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
AaB
Apoel Nicosia
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Lille
FC Porto
ESPNDeportes 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
NK Maribor
Celtic
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Slovan Bratislava
BATE Borisov
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Standard Liege
Zenit St Petersburg
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Hajduk Split
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Stjarnan
Internazionale
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Fulham
Wolverhampton Wanderers
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Livingston
Heart of Midlothian
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Colorado Rapids
Los Angeles Galaxy
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
San Jose Earthquakes
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
DC United
Waterhouse
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
CD FAS
Montreal Impact
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Nacional Potosí
Libertad
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
UTC
Deportivo Cali
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
General Díaz
Cobresal
11:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Peñarol
Wilstermann
11:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Deportivo La Guaira
Atlético Nacional
1:30 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
River Plate
Colón de Santa Fe
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Guadalajara
Zacatepec
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Puebla
Necaxa
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Altamira
Queretaro
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
At. San Luis
Monterrey
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Veracruz
Lobos BUAP
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Figueirense FC
Botafogo
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Santos FC
Atletico Paranaense
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sport
Palmeiras
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Bahia
Criciúma
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Coritiba FBC
EC Vitória
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Chapecoense AF
Fluminense FC
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Flamengo
Atlético MG
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Internacional
São Paulo
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Western Sydney Wanderers
Guangzhou Evergrande
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Pohang Steelers
FC Seoul
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Free State Stars
SuperSport United
3
2
FT
Game Details
Bidvest Wits
Maritzburg Utd
1
0
LIVE 32'
Game Details
Chippa United
Pretoria Univ
0
2
LIVE 34'
Game Details
Moroka Swallows
Mamelodi Sundowns
0
0
LIVE 20'
Game Details
Mpumalanga Black Aces
Silver Stars
0
2
LIVE 37'
Game Details
Orlando Pirates
Amazulu
0
1
LIVE 28'
Game Details
Saprissa
Santos
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Sky Blue FC
Houston Dash
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Mar 27, 2011

Trapattoni: Doyle injury "very serious"

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni revealed that striker Kevin Doyle could miss the remainder of the Premier League season after suffering a "very serious'' knee injury in the 2-1 Euro 2012 qualifying win against Macedonia.

• Maher: Ireland seek winning habit

The Wolves forward limped off early on as the Republic moved level with Russia and Slovakia at the top of Group B and Trapattoni fears the 27-year-old may miss the rest of the campaign.

The Italian said: "It's his medial ligament. I think he may be out for one or two months, so it's a very serious injury. But I hope by May or June, he can come back and we can have him for the match in Macedonia.''

If Trapattoni's early assessment proves correct it could mean Doyle missing the rest of Wolves' season as they fight to avoid relegation to the npower Championship.

He will obviously miss Tuesday's international friendly against Uruguay and his participation in the Republic's two Carling Nations Cup games in May will now be in doubt. Trapattoni, though, is hopeful of having Doyle back for the June 4 return match in Macedonia.

The Italian boss, meanwhile, hailed Aiden McGeady's best ever performance for his country after an otherwise successful night for his team.

The Spartak Moscow winger got the Republic off to the perfect start with just 85 seconds gone when he blasted home his first senior international goal on his 38th appearance with the help of some hapless goalkeeping by Edin Nuredinoski.

Skipper Robbie Keane then pounced on a second error by Nuredinoski to make it 2-0 with just 21 minutes gone.

The Italian had sent out McGeady under orders to shoot on sight, and saw him respond in spectacular fashion.

Trapattoni said: "He was the best player on the pitch. He has improved his performance and his personality. He is very self-confident. His first shot at goal, maybe a year ago he would not have done it. I always believed he could do it. I said the same to Darron Gibson too. We have players with extraordinary potential, but they are not aware of their potential.''

However, despite racing into an early lead, the Republic far from had things all their own way and found themselves engaged in a tooth and nail battle to hang on to the points after the impressive Ivan Trickovski had reduced the deficit on the stroke of half-time.

The same man might have snatched a point 15 minutes from time had keeper Keiren Westwood, along with Kevin Foley and Darren O'Dea making his first competitive appearance for his country, not pulled off a fine one-on-one save.

The victory, coupled with Russia's draw in Armenia and Slovakia's win in Andorra, leaves the three sides locked together on 10 points at the top of Group B, and Trapattoni could not help looking back to Keane's missed penalty against the Slovakians in October which saw two points slip away.

He said: "At the minute, our group is very, very in the balance. It's a pity we missed the penalty against Slovakia. We could have been at the top.

"But I have three reasons to be happy. One reason is the three points; the second is the performance; and the third, which is equally important, is that players like O'Dea and Gibson and Foley, players I have been questioned for selecting, have played very well.''

Macedonia coach Mirsad Jonuz admitted his side had been made to pay for their mistakes.

He said: "At very crucial moments in the game, we needed to play well to get a result, but we made mistakes and so we lost the game.

"Ireland deserved the victory, but they scored two goals from our mistakes. In the second half, we created enough chances to get something from the game.

"In the games against Slovakia and Russia, we made mistakes which affected the result. Today, there were two mistakes by our goalkeeper which cost us the result.''

However, Jonuz promised Ireland there would be a backlash when they travel to Skopje in June.

He said: "Our players our motivated and expect to win the game in Skopje against Ireland and stay in the race for qualification.''

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.