It had been a momentous occasion for Alan Judge in the Parken Stadium last night, as the midfielder sprang from the bench to set up Shane Duffy's equaliser, catapulting his country back to the top of their qualifying group.
But the night was to end on a negative note for the 30-year-old after he broke his wrist in the last minute. The Ipswich Town player fell awkwardly to the ground after colliding with Jens Stryger Larsen, sustaining the injury in the process.
His teammate - and scorer of the Republic of Ireland's only goal - Shane Duffy paid tribute to the man who has had some terrible luck regards injuries in recent times.
Judgey came on and I think he changed the game. He has no luck, the wee man.
Mick McCarthy expressed similar sentiments after the game.
We tried to get Judgey on the ball, who I thought was excellent.
I feel sorry for him. If he didn’t have bad luck he wouldn’t have any luck at all. His delivery for the goal was just fabulous, and if you get deliveries like that on big Duffy’s head he is going to score.
I thought Judgey would give us a bit more forward momentum, which he did. He livened things up.