By Ollie Irish
With Trap still laid up in hospital, Angel Di Maria, newly signed by Real Madrid, scored the only goal of a less-than-thrilling friendly at the Aviva in Dublin. He was offside, blatantly, but the goal stood (what do they say about the Irish and luck – not in football), thereby marring the occasion of Robbie Keane’s 100th cap for Ireland.
On a happier note, the home fans booed guest of honour Michel Platini.
A photo gallery of the match, in our new format (which we hope you prefer):