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/Right back Garry Kelly
Defender Jeff Kenna
Defender Steve Staunton
Defender/Centre back Gary Breen
Defender/Midfielder Kevin Kilbane
Defender/Left back Ian Harte
Midfielder Lee Carsley
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/Centre back Phil Babb
Defender/Full back Denis Irwin
Defender/Midfielder Rory Delap

On the bench:

Defender Mauricio Pineda
Forward Marcelo Delgado