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Last Updated: Friday, 7 September 2007, 21:45 GMT 22:45 UK
Rep of Ire U21 0-2 Portugal U21
Republic of Ireland under-21 manager Don Givens
Don Givens saw his side start their campaign with a defeat
The Republic suffered a comprehensive defeat by an impressive Portuguese side in their opening European Championship U21 qualifier in Cork on Friday night.

A fourth minute goal from Paulo Machado put the visitors ahead.

Home goalkeeper Darren Randolph produced a string of impressive saves to keep his side's hopes alive.

Lisbon midfielder Miguel Veloso finally found a way past Randolph from the edge of the box in the 54th minute after a cutback by Joao Moreira.



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