Republic of Ireland v Argentina, 22 April 1998

Score2-0 to Argentina
RefereeStuart Dougal
CompetitionInternational Friendly
VenueLansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance38,500

0  Republic of Ireland

Manager: Mick McCarthy

2  Argentina

Manager: Daniel Passarella

Goals:

Goals:

Gabriel Batistuta 27 G
Ariel Ortega 40 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Shay Given
Defender Gary Breen
Defender Ian Harte
Defender Garry Kelly
Defender Jeff Kenna
Defender Steve Staunton
Midfielder Lee Carsley
Midfielder Kevin Kilbane
Midfielder Mark Kinsella
Forward Robbie Keane
Forward Niall Quinn

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper German Burgos
Defender/Centre back Roberto Ayala
Defender/Full back Nelson Vivas
Defender/Midfielder Roberto Sensini
Midfielder Matias Almeyda
Midfielder Sergio Berti
Midfielder Diego Simeone
Forward Claudio Lopez
Forward Ariel Ortega

Substitutions:

Denis Irwin for Kevin Kilbane 46
Alan Kelly for Shay Given 46
Phil Babb for Ian Harte 46
Rory Delap for Jeff Kenna 76

Substitutions:

Mauricio Pineda for Sergio Berti 62
Marcelo Delgado for Claudio Lopez 84

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alan Kelly
Defender Phil Babb
Defender Denis Irwin
Midfielder Rory Delap

On the bench:

Defender Mauricio Pineda
Forward Marcelo Delgado