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Rommedahl runs Iceland ragged

Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 22.00CET
Iceland 0-2 Denmark Winger Dennis Rommedahl was in inspired form as Denmark got their qualifying campaign off to a winning start in Reykjavik.
Rommedahl runs Iceland ragged
Dennis Rommedahl (left) celebrates with fellow goalscorer Jon Dahl Tomasson Getty Images

Match statistics

IcelandDenmark

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target2
 
4
Corners2
 
2
Fouls committed6
 
7
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 22.00CET

Rommedahl runs Iceland ragged

Iceland 0-2 Denmark Winger Dennis Rommedahl was in inspired form as Denmark got their qualifying campaign off to a winning start in Reykjavik.

Dennis Rommedahl was in inspired form, scoring one and setting up the other as Denmark eased to a 2-0 victory against Iceland to get their UEFA EURO 2008™ Group F campaign off to a winning start.

Dream start
Iceland went into the game on the back of a morale-boosting 3-0 victory in Northern Ireland on Saturday but were soon brought down to earth in Reykjavik. Rommedahl was the architect of many of their problems, with the winger giving the Danes a dream start with the opener on five minutes, latching on to Christian Poulsen's pinpoint pass and striding clear of the Iceland back line before slotting past Árni Arason in the home goal.

Sørensen saves
Arason did well to keep out Thomas Kahlenberg's fierce drive from distance soon after but was again helpless when Jon Dahl Tomasson tucked in Rommedahl's teasing low cross just after the half-hour. Despite Eidur Gudjohnsen's constant probing, Iceland offered few signs of working a way back into the match which descended into a fractious affair, although Gunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson did force Thomas Sørensen into a point-blank save. The keeper also reacted well to keep out Gudjohnsen's clever free-kick midway through the second half as Morten Olsen's side eased to victory.

Last updated: 07/09/06 1.41CET

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Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

Denmark

Denmark

1
ArasonÁrni Arason (GK)
1
SørensenThomas Sørensen (GK)
2
SteinssonGrétar Steinsson
2
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
3
I. SigurdssonIndridi Sigurdsson
3
GravgaardMichael Gravgaard
4
B. GunnarssonBrynjar Gunnarsson
Yellow Card52
Substitution77
4
AggerDaniel Agger
5
IngimarssonIvar Ingimarsson
5
KristiansenJan Kristiansen
6
H. JónssonHjalmar Jónsson
Substitution66
6
KahlenbergThomas Kahlenberg
Substitution83
7
HreidarssonHermann Hreidarsson
7
GravesenThomas Gravesen
Substitution71
8
ÁrnasonKári Árnason
Substitution83
8
JacobsenLars Jacobsen
9
GudjohnsenEidur Gudjohnsen (C)
Yellow Card57
9
TomassonJon Dahl Tomasson (C)
Goal33
10
GudjonssonJóhannes Gudjonsson
Yellow Card3
10
JørgensenMartin Jørgensen
Substitution90
11
ThorvaldssonGunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson
11
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
Goal5

Substitutes

12
K. FinnbogasonKristján Finnbogason (GK)
16
ChristiansenJesper Christiansen (GK)
15
GíslasonStefán Gíslason
Substitution77
12
HelvegThomas Helveg
Substitution90
17
VidarssonArnar Vidarsson
Substitution83
14
C. JensenClaus Jensen
Substitution83
18
GunnarssonVeigar Gunnarsson
Substitution66
15
JensenDaniel Jensen
Substitution71
13
DaníelssonHelgi Daníelsson
13
SvenssonBo Svensson
14
K. SigurdssonKristján Sigurdsson
17
BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
16
H. HelgusonHeidar Helguson
18
LarsenSøren Larsen

Coach

Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL) Morten Olsen (DEN)

Referee

Nikolay Ivanov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Nikolai Golubev (RUS), Vyacheslav Semenov (RUS)

Fourth official

Aleksandr Gvardis (RUS)

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