Made a fine first-half save from Gerson Rodrigues and another from Vincent Thill after the break and had little chance with the goal.
A relatively quiet night at the back, he tried to get involved further up the pitch as the game wore on.
: Not a great deal to do in defence but could not keep Rodrigues at bay when it mattered.
Solid in defence in a largely quiet evening for the rearguard and tried to step into midfield when he could.
Struggled to make an impact from right wing-back and having earlier received treatment for an injury, was replaced at the break.
: Unable to influence the game as much as he did in Serbia and failed to dispossess Rodrigues in the build-up to the goal.
Always available to take the ball, but struggled to inject impetus.
Careless in possession as he attempted to provide an outlet down the left and was needlessly booked.
Passed up a good opportunity to score for the second time in four days and was more effective when moved to the right.
Came closest to scoring for Ireland, but was starved of meaningful service.
: Provided a good early cross for Collins, but missed the target with two half-chances of his own.
Made a difference after the break but was unable to find the killer pass.
Made little impact as the game ran away from Ireland.
Fed off scraps during a desperate late flurry.
Little chance to make a difference as time ran down.
Could do nothing to change the game in a late cameo.
Stephen Kenny has to accept responsibility for this performance and defeat. And to be fair he did after the game, but it is not good enough. His tactics, style of play and selections are all now under the microscope and with no wins from 10 games and Portugal away up next in September, it isn't going to get any easier for the former Dundalk manager.