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Liechtenstein celebrate record win

Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 23.43CET
Liechtenstein 3-0 Iceland Goals from Mario Frick and Thomas Beck helped the home side to their biggest ever UEFA European Championship win in Group F.
Liechtenstein celebrate record win
Mario Frick set Liechtenstein on their way to a record win ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LiechtensteinIceland

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target4
 
5
Corners1
 
2
Fouls committed14
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 23.43CET

Liechtenstein celebrate record win

Liechtenstein 3-0 Iceland Goals from Mario Frick and Thomas Beck helped the home side to their biggest ever UEFA European Championship win in Group F.

Mario Frick's goal and a Thomas Beck double helped Liechtenstein to their biggest ever UEFA European Championship win against Iceland in UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group F.

Fine win
Having won only once before in the competition before the 2006-08 campaign, the home side took a significant step towards their second victory in Group F as Frick fired them into a first-half lead. With Iceland forced to push forward, substitute Beck exploited the extra space to score twice in the last ten minutes and secure a win that moves Liechtenstein on to seven points, one below Iceland. Their final fixture is in Latvia on 17 November, while Iceland conclude their campaign away to Denmark four days later.

Frick breakthrough
The pattern of the game was set early, with visiting goalkeeper Árni Arason being tested by Franz Burgmeier's shot and, although Ivar Ingimarsson's volley flew just too high, the hosts made the breakthrough in the 27th minute. Burgmeier was the creator, delivering a left-wing cross for Frick to finish low past the exposed Arason. Iceland tried to rally and Ingimarsson drew Peter Jehle into action for the first time with a long-range effort, although Benjamin Fischer might have extended the Liechtenstein advantage before the interval.

Late joy
Liechtenstein continued to control proceedings as the second half unfolded, Frick, Burgmeier, Andreas Gerster and Burgmeier again all missing the target, before the Nordic side wasted a golden opportunity to draw level just before the hour – Emil Hallfredsson heading straight at Jehle from close range. The home goalkeeper then denied Gunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson and Iceland were made to pay for their profligacy ten minutes from time as Beck latched on to Jehle's long clearance to double Liechtenstein's lead. Three minutes later, Beck met Burgmeier's corner at the near post to beat Arason again and complete a famous night for Hans-Peter Zaugg's team.

Last updated: 18/10/07 1.00CET

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Lineups

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Iceland

Iceland

1
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
1
ArasonÁrni Arason (GK)
2
M. TelserMartin Telser
Yellow Card87
7
HreidarssonHermann Hreidarsson
4
HaslerDaniel Hasler (C)
2
K. SigurdssonKristján Sigurdsson
6
StocklasaMartin Stocklasa
Yellow Card64
5
IngimarssonIvar Ingimarsson
29
OehriYves Oehri
4
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
8
R. BüchelRonny Büchel
10
GudjónssonJóhannes Gudjónsson
Substitution58
5
GersterAndreas Gerster
11
HallfredssonEmil Hallfredsson
11
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
6
VidarssonArnar Vidarsson
7
FischerBenjamin Fischer
Substitution62
8
B. GunnarssonBrynjar Gunnarsson
Substitution85
20
RohrerRaphael Rohrer
Substitution68
3
ThorvaldssonGunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson
Substitution71
10
FrickMario Frick
Goal28
Substitution90+1
9
GudjohnsenEidur Gudjohnsen (C)
Yellow Card75

Substitutes

18
SteubleDaniel Steuble (GK)
12
LárussonDadi Lárusson (GK)
3
Mic. StocklasaMichael Stocklasa
13
BjarnasonÓlafur Örn Bjarnason
9
BeckThomas Beck
Substitution62
Goal80
Goal82
14
I. SigurdssonIndridi Sigurdsson
13
M. BüchelMartin Büchel
15
ÁsgeirssonÁsgeir Ásgeirsson
Substitution85
14
W. KieberWolfgang Kieber
16
SkúlasonÓlafur Skúlason
16
R. BeckRoger Beck
Substitution68
17
Ar. BjörnssonÁrmann Björnsson
Substitution58
19
D'EliaFabio D'Elia
Substitution90+1
18
H. SigurdssonHelgi Sigurdsson
Substitution71

Coach

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

Referee

Christoforos Zografos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Christos Gennaios (GRE), Grigorios Panou (GRE)

Fourth official

Heraklis Tsikinis (GRE)

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