Gallery: Ireland and Denmark share the spoils at rain soaked Aviva Stadium

The Republic of Ireland picked up their first points of the UEFA Nations League after playing out a goalless draw against Denmark last night.

Chances were few and far between on a week evening in Dublin, with Cyrus Christie forcing a good save from Kasper Schmeichel in the Danish goal, while Pione Sisto struck a post for the visitors.

Martin O’Neill’s side were keen to make up for the 5-1 drubbing they suffered at the hands of the same opponents last year in the World Cup playoffs, and it was clear that a tight defensive structure was the manager’s primary focus.

At times they set up in a back five formation, with natural full back Christie deployed as part of a midfield trio.

Shane Long cut an isolated figure up front for much of the contest, and Ireland looked their most threatening when the lively Callum Robinson was introduced as a substitute.

As always, Alwyn Robinson was on hand to capture the action for Back Page Football and you can see more of his great work on his website.

Next up for the Irish is a meeting with Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night.

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