August 19th, 2017

Gallery: All the best pictures from the first half of Ireland v Belgium

EURO 2016By Sunday World

Ireland go into half time against Belgium at 0-0, with Martin O'Neill certainly the happier manager in a half where Marc Wilmots' side dominated.

It was a tough opening 45 minutes for Martin O'Neill's men, with Belgium having most of the ball and most of the chances.

Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco had a goal ruled out for offside, Toby Alderweireld went close with a header from a corner while Eden Hazard should have converted with a chance inside the box.

Luckily for Ireland, the Chelsea man blazed over from 12 yards out.

Goalscorer from the Sweden game Wes Hoolahan cleared a Toby Alderweireld header off the line late in the half after the Spurs defender again found space in the Ireland box.

Ireland are definitely the happier of the two sides to go in at 0-0 after a half where the Belgian Red Devils dominated.