As it transpired, the Irish fans were made to endure more suffering, as their side went down to a Jose Holebas strike on 29 minutes.
Recap how the game panned out below, with Sports Mole's blow-by-blow text commentary.
"We are playing three against two and we don't get the credit that we deserve, really.
"We have taken a lot of stick, but what can we do? We are told by the manager to go out and play like this.
"He's the manager, he's the boss and you do what he says because if you don't, you are not going to get picked."