Brady's heroics lift Ireland over Italy, into Euro 2016 knockout stage
Ireland remained alive at Euro 2016 and has a round-of-16 date against host France after shocking Italy 1-0 on Robbie Brady's 85th minute header in their Group E finale.
Ireland needed a win against the Azzurri to go through, and it was looking dicey until the final minutes, when an inch-perfect cross from Wes Hoolahan–who had just missed a golden chance moments earlier–found a streaking Brady in the center of the box. He headed past goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu (Gianluigi Buffon was rested for the match as part of a number of Antonie Conte's lineup changes), and sent Irish players and fans into hysterics.
Italy had already wrapped up first place in the group entering the day and knew it would be facing Spain in the round of 16 in a rematch of the 2012 final.
Watch Brady's goal below:
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