2020 Euro Qual C
Date: 7:45 p.m. March 24, 2019
Venue: Windsor Park

Jonny Evans 30' -
Scored: 30'


Josh Magennis 87' -
Scored: 87'


Scored: 33'
- Igor Stasevich 33'

Live Updates for Northern Ireland -v- Belarus

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FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Northern Ireland and Belarus.

87'

GOAL!

Substitute Josh Magennis is in the right place to steer home Paddy McNair's centre and Northern Ireland have the late lead.

85'

Substitution

Shane Ferguson replaces Jordan Jones for Northern Ireland.

85'

Substitution

Shane Ferguson replaces Jordan Jones for Northern Ireland.

85'

Substitution

Pavel Nyakhaychyk replaces Pavel Savitski for Belarus.

82'

Yellow Card

Denis Laptev is booked for Belarus.

79'

Substitution

Liam Boyce replaces Kyle Lafferty for Northern Ireland.

73'

Substitution

Denis Polyakov replaces Igor Shitov for Belarus.

72'

Corner Kick

Northern Ireland have won a corner kick. Patrick McNair will take it.

68'

Substitution

Josh Magennis replaces Niall McGinn for Northern Ireland.

66'

Substitution

Anton Putilo replaces Alexander Hleb for Belarus.

65'

"Stand up for the Ulstermen" is the song all around the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. 

64'

Pressure is building on the visitors as they are being pegged back in their own half more and more.

59'

Great work rate from Kyle Lafferty. He wins the ball and running across edge of box feeds Jordan Jones. His centre comes to Paddy McNair who has his shot cleared. 

58'

Ivan Maevski with a shot from distance along the ground that doesn't trouble Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

57'

Rain falling quite heavily on the pitch here in Belfast. 

55'

Mikhail Sivakov has just hit the ball into the upper tier of the stand opposite me. #haveit

46'

Second Half

The second half between Northern Ireland and Belarus has started.

45'

Half Time

It is half-time between Northern Ireland and Belarus.

45'

Corner Kick

Northern Ireland have won a corner kick. Patrick McNair will take it.

43'

Niall McGinn shoots with his left but it is just off target.

42'

Corner Kick

Northern Ireland have won a corner kick after another great run by Jordan Jones. Patrick McNair will take it but his outswinger is caught by Klimovich.

39'

Brilliant run by Jordan Jones on the left. The Kilmarnock players ghosts by a couple of Belarussian defenders and whips a cross in the danger zone along the six yard box but just a couple of yards by Kyle Lafferty.

36'

George Saville gets sight of goal but his shot is blocked inside the six yard box.

33'

GOAL!

Igor Stasevich scores for Belarus as he cuts inside from the left and unleashes a right foot shot that takes a wicked upward deflection to take it over Peacock-Farrell. Completly against the run of play.

30'

GOAL!

Jonny Evans has the freedom of Belfast to head home from that corner as he scores for Northern Ireland.

 

28'

Dangerous shot from distance off the right boot of Kyle Lafferty bounces just in front of the 'keeper and he turns it around for a corner.

27'

Corner Kick

Alex Hleb is gettig on the ball for Belarus at every stage he can. Some intricate play sees a deep cross go into the box and Stuart Dallas heads it behind for a corner that Bailey Peacok-Farrell punches clear.

25'

Corner Kick

Northern Ireland have won a corner kick. Patrick McNair will take it.

24'

Corner Kick

Northern Ireland have won a corner kick. Patrick McNair will take it short and then the centre is blocked going behind the end line for another attacking set piece.

23'

It is not exactly the high press from Belarus who are happy just to get men behind the ball and defend from deep.

20'

Paddy McNair stings Andrei Klimovich's gloves with a drilled shot from the edge of the area.

20'

Corner Kick

Northern Ireland have won a corner kick. Niall McGinn will take it.

17'

Jordan Jones whips a ball into the box but Andrei Klimovich is able to catch with ease.

15'

Stanislave Dragun dragging Paddy McNair to the ground at any opportunity. Fourth free from the left to be floated into the Belarus box now.

13'

Home team have dominated the opening baker dozen's worth of minutes.

11'

Belarus have conceded three frees wide right allowing Norn Iron get the ball into the danger area.

8'

Both sides are lining out in a nominal 4-3-3 formation.

6'

'Green and White Army' rings around Windsor Park which is full this evening. 

5'

Karl Lafferty is fouled and Paddy McNair swings the ball into the Belarus box but they clear.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Northern Ireland and Belarus has kicked off.

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Alex Hleb and Igor Shitov start for the visitors. Aleksandr Martynoivich, the Krasnodar player, has the captain's armband.

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PA blasting out Daydream Beliver by The Monkees - RIP Peter Tork.

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Niall McGinn and Steven Davis got the goals in the 2-0 win over Estonia. That was McGinn's first goal in Windsor and Davis' peno was his 12th goal for Northern Ireland. We await the teams but Michael O'Neill will be missing Corry Evans and Gavin Whyte who are injured. 

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In his matchday programme notes for the game against the Belarusians Michael O'Neill says he is looking to build on his team's 2-0 win last Thursday against Estonia.

“While I thought at times our final ball in the attacking third could have been better, I was pleased with our patience, our perseverance and the way in which we controlled possession (against Estonia).

“In competitive matches Belarus are always a handful and with the bulk of their squad coming from BATE Borisov, who are perennial qualifiers for Champions and Europa League group stages, the quality of their team and play should never be underestimated.  

“Despite their 4-0 defeat to the Dutch in Group C on Thursday night, make no mistake this game - and the matches against Estonia and Belarus in June - will be challenging.”

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A little less than two hours to kick off so I'm in the press room about to have my pre-match meal. You can check out my preview of the game here while I go off to investigate what culinary delights are on offer.

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Good evening from the Nationals Football Stadium at Windsor Park. We have a three person team here in Belfast this evening to take you through the action in the game between Northern Ireland and Belarus. Macdara Ferris (@macdarabueller) here to take you through the updates, match report and I'm over on the extratime.ie instagram account updating our Insta story. Will also be hearing from Michael O'Neill in the post-match press conference. Clare McCahill (@ClareMcCahill) and John-Paul McGinley (@JPJPhotography1) will be pitch side bringing you photographs from the game. 



Photo Gallery for Northern Ireland -v- Belarus



Northern Ireland
Bailey Peacock-Farrell
Goalkeeper
Jonny Evans
30Scored: 30'
Defender
Stuart Dallas
Defender
Craig Cathcart
Defender
Jamal Lewis
Defender
Steven Davis
Midfielder
Patrick McNair
Midfielder
George Saville
Midfielder
Kyle Lafferty
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Forward
Jordan Jones
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Forward
Niall McGinn
68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Forward

Substitutes
Aaron Hughes
Defender
Conor Hazard
Goalkeeper
Tom Flanagan
Defender
Shane Ferguson
85'
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
85Subbed On: 85'
Midfield
Liam Boyce
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Forward
Josh Magennis
68'
68Subbed On: 68'
87Scored: 87'
Forward
Gareth McAuley
Defender
Michael McGovern
Goalkeeper
Conor McLaughlin
Defender
Paul Smyth
Forward
Jordan Thompson
Midfield
Conor Washington
Forward
Belarus
Andrey Klimovich
Goalkeeper
Maksim Volodko
Defender
Mikhail Sivakov
Defender
Igor Shitov
Defender 73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Aleksandr Martynovich
Defender
Ivan Maevski
Midfielder
Alexander Hleb
Midfielder 66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Stanislav Dragun
Midfielder
Igor Stasevich
Forward
33Scored: 33'
Pavel Savitski
Forward 85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Denis Laptev
Forward
82Booked: 82'

Substitutes
Zakhar Volkov
Defender
Nikolai Signevich
Forward
Anton Saroka
Midfield
Aleksej Rios
Midfield
Anton Putilo
Midfield
66Subbed On: 66'
66'
Denis Polyakov
Defender
73Subbed On: 73'
73'
Pavel Nyakhaychyk
Midfield
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
Yurij Kovalev
Midfield
Syarhey Kislyak
Midfield
Yuri Kendysh
Midfield
Andrei Gorbunov
Goalkeeper
Anton Chichkan
Goalkeeper