NEWS
Sunday June 5 2011
Trap's Ireland prepare for Italy

Giovanni Trapattoni and his Republic of Ireland side are preparing for Tuesday's friendly with Italy by beating Macedonia.

The Irish secured a 2-0 victory in the Euro 2012 qualifier thanks to a Robbie Keane brace, keeping them level top of Group B with Russia and Slovakia.

"It was important for us to respond with this victory. Not only did we get a victory, but we also did not concede a goal,” Trap told Sky Sports News.

"We suffered a little bit in the second half, but the team understands what I want and what we want."

Ireland take on Italy in an international friendly on Tuesday evening, to be played on neutral turf in Liege, Belgium.

Keep up to date with the latest news and action from Spain's Primera Division with Football Espana - from the team behind Football Italia.

FOOTBALL ITALIA RELATED NEWS

TODAY'S FRONT PAGES