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Mar 29, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at Aviva Stadium
Rep. IrelandRepublic of Ireland
Long (22' pen.), McClean (24' pen.)
FT(HT: 2-2)
Stoch (14'), McShane (45' og.)

Result: Republic of Ireland held at home by Slovakia

Slovakia hold Martin O'Neill's Republic of Ireland to a 2-2 draw in Dublin.

Two penalties were not enough to help the Republic of Ireland see off Slovakia in Tuesday evening's friendly international in Dublin, as Martin O'Neill's side were held to a 2-2 draw on home turf.

The Irish dominated the early possession but were hit on the break in the 14th minute, falling behind when Miroslav Stoch found space at the back post and made no mistake from close range.

O'Neill's men responded well and drew themselves level from the penalty spot after Shane Long was felled in the area by Slovakia goalkeeper Matus Kozacik. The Southampton striker stepped up himself and drilled the ball into the bottom corner to restore parity.

Ireland were ahead thanks to a second penalty kick moments later, again won by Long following a mistimed tackle from Liverpool's Martin Skrtel. This time Long handed the ball to James McClean, who beat Kozacik from 12 yards to make it 2-1 to the hosts.

The Irish continued to control the match, but were undone again on the stroke of half time, as Hull City's Paul McShane bundled the ball into his own goal under pressure from Robert Vittek.

The second half was a more subdued affair, with neither goalkeeper given much to do.

Darren Randolph had an easy save to make on the hour mark when Vittek gave his marker the slip and shot straight at the West Ham United keeper, while Robbie Brady thumped a free kick against the wall moments later.

Both sides attempted to force the other's hand with counter-attacking football for the remainder of the match, but ultimately cancelled each other out.

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Sunday's key events

· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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