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French newspaper L'Equipe didn't hold back with their player ratings for Ireland v Belgium

One Irish starter as given 2/10, while Belgium’s worst performer got a three.

- Ben Blake reports from Versailles

IT’S FAIR TO say that Ireland didn’t have the best of days in Bordeaux yesterday.

The Boys in Green were outclassed by Belgium in their second Euro 2016 Group E match — conceding three unanswered goals in the second half.

L’Equipe, who it has to be said are notoriously harsh with their player ratings, published marks out of ten for the Ireland team this morning, and it doesn’t make for great reading.

According to French newspaper, Darren Randolph, Shane Long and John O’Shea were the highest performers with 4/10s, while the rest of the starting XI were handed threes with the exception of Stephen Ward, who was a little unfairly given a two.

Of the Belgians, two-goal hero Romelu Lukaku scored highest with 7/10 alongside defenders Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen and Thomas Munier.

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco picked up a three.

What do you make of the ratings?

Lequipe ratings Source: Twitter/GeorgeCaulkin

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