Ireland and Serbia go in level at the break

Ireland and Serbia go in level at the break

IT'S HALF-TIME in Ireland vs Serbia, and Ireland fans won't be too disappointed with how it's gone.

However, after going ahead first, Irish fans will be wondering what might have been if they held on for just five more minutes.

It was a cagy half, expectedly, with very little separating the two sides.

Ireland took the lead thanks to a gorgeous header from Alan Browne after great work from Callum Robinson at the edge of the box.

The Corkman did very well to get over the ball and direct it goalwards after an inviting cross from Robinson.

Howver, Serbia had the majority of the ball, with Dusan Tadic tormenting the Ireland defence on a number of occasions.

And the pressure eventually paid off, with Dušan Vlahović equalising in the 40th minute.

Mark Travers in goal could have done nothing about what was a lovely finish.

The half continued that way, with Serbia continuing to pressure the goal, with Stephen Kenny potentially going in relieved not to be 2-1 down.

A big half awaits the Boys in Green.