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Rohrer proves top drawer in Iceland

Published: Saturday 2 June 2007, 18.45CET
Iceland 1-1 Liechtenstein The visitors made it four points from two games with a deserved draw in Reykjavik.
Rohrer proves top drawer in Iceland
Raphael Rohrer in action for Liechtenstein ©Getty Images

Match statistics

IcelandLiechtenstein

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
5
Attempts off target0
1
Corners3
 
4
Fouls committed14
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Saturday 2 June 2007, 18.45CET

Rohrer proves top drawer in Iceland

Iceland 1-1 Liechtenstein The visitors made it four points from two games with a deserved draw in Reykjavik.

Liechtenstein made it four points from two games with a deserved draw in Reykjavik that preserved the hosts' miserable run of form in Group F.

Roher the hero
Having won 1-0 against Latvia in March, Liechtenstein were always confident of another minor upset this afternoon and will be delighted with a point from a hugely competitive encounter. Reading FC midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson had put Iceland in front and it looked like the 31-year-old's side would end their four-match losing streak in the qualifying campaign with a win. However, striker Raphael Rohrer chose a fine time to score his first international goal with a superb second-half equaliser.

Chances spurned
After dominating the opening stages, Iceland took the lead though Gunnarsson's glancing header from Emil Hallfredsson's free-kick in the 27th minute. Rather than fall apart, Hans-Peter Zaugg's men kept going forward and should have equalised just before half-time when Michele Polverino hit the bar. Chances came and went for both sides with home captain Eidur Gudjohnsen going close with a free-kick just after the interval before Mario Frick, the visitors' hero in Riga, missed from close range. Liechtenstein were not to be denied and Rohrer tricked his way past two defenders in the 69th minute to score with a low shot from the edge of the area.

Celebration time
The final whistle drew enthusiastic celebrations from the Liechtenstein players, with the 22-year-old Rohrer unable to contain his delight. He and his team-mates, who had lost their first four Group F matches before their Latvia triumph, have an even more difficult task ahead on Wednesday when Spain travel to Vaduz looking to maintain their challenge for a place in next summer's finals. Iceland, who remain level with their opponents on four points but ahead on goal difference, visit Sweden on the same day.

Last updated: 03/06/07 0.14CET

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Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1
ArasonÁrni Arason (GK)
9
BeckThomas Beck
Substitution87
2
SteinssonGrétar Steinsson
8
R. BüchelRonny Büchel
3
G. T. GunnarssonGunnar Thor Gunnarsson
10
M. FrickMario Frick
4
K. SigurdssonKristján Sigurdsson
4
HaslerDaniel Hasler (C)
5
IngimarssonIvar Ingimarsson
1
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
6
GíslasonStefán Gíslason
27
PolverinoMichele Polverino
Substitution85
7
HallfredssonEmil Hallfredsson
Yellow Card71
Substitution82
21
RitzbergerMarco Ritzberger
Yellow Card50
8
B. GunnarssonBrynjar Gunnarsson
Goal27
20
RohrerRaphael Rohrer
Goal69
11
M. GudmundssonMatthias Gudmundsson
Substitution70
6
StocklasaMartin Stocklasa
10
GunnarssonVeigar Gunnarsson
Substitution72
3
Mic. StocklasaMichael Stocklasa
9
GudjohnsenEidur Gudjohnsen (C)
Yellow Card62
11
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
Substitution78

Substitutes

12
LárussonDadi Lárusson (GK)
16
R. BeckRoger Beck
Substitution87
13
B. SævarssonBirkir Sævarsson
Substitution70
17
D. FrickDaniel Frick
Substitution78
14
VidarssonArnar Vidarsson
14
W. KieberWolfgang Kieber
Substitution85
15
JónssonHjalmar Jónsson
18
SteubleDaniel Steuble (GK)
16
BjarnasonÓlafur Örn Bjarnason
22
VogtFranz-Josef Vogt
17
E. BjarnasonElmar Bjarnason
Substitution82
5
RitterChristof Ritter
18
H. SigurdssonHannes Sigurdsson
Substitution72

Coach

Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL) Hans-Peter Zaugg (SUI)

Referee

Sten Kaldma (EST)

Assistant referees

Hannes Reinvald (EST), Jaanus Mutli (EST)

Fourth official

Hannes Kaasik (EST)

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