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Iceland caught cold by eager Denmark

Published: Wednesday 21 November 2007, 23.55CET
Denmark 3-0 Iceland
The home side ended a mixed Group F campaign on a high note as three goals in 25 minutes saw off Iceland in Copenhagen.
Iceland caught cold by eager Denmark
Jon Dahl Tomasson celebrates with Dennis Rommedahl ©Getty Images

Match statistics

DenmarkIceland

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target3
 
2
Corners10
 
2
Fouls committed6
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 21 November 2007, 23.55CET

Iceland caught cold by eager Denmark

Denmark 3-0 Iceland
The home side ended a mixed Group F campaign on a high note as three goals in 25 minutes saw off Iceland in Copenhagen.

Denmark rounded off in style a mixed UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying campaign as goals from Nicklas Bendtner, Jon Dahl Tomasson and Thomas Kahlenberg earned a 3-0 triumph against Iceland in Copenhagen.

Bendtner opener
With only pride to play for, this Group F dead rubber could have seen both teams going through the motions, but Denmark instilled early urgency and got their reward with three goals in a 25-minute period either side of half-time. Bendtner broke the deadlock on 34 minutes as he collected a Christian Poulsen pass and fired beyond Árni Arason and Tomasson made it 2-0 just before half-time. There was no way back for Iceland, whose disappointing campaign was compounded by Kahlenberg's strike seconds before the hour.

Killer blow
It sealed a victory that had always seemed likely as the hosts drove forward from kick-off. Poulsen and Bendtner both went close before Daniel Jensen forced an Arason save as Morten Olsen's charges displayed greater purpose. Bendtner finally made the breakthrough eleven minutes before the interval and although Iceland rallied, with Veigar Páll Gunnarsson firing over, Tomasson hit a killer blow from close range on 44 minutes. Kahlenberg made it three following good work from Bendtner and the winning margin could have been more emphatic had Ulrik Laursen and substitute Simon Poulsen not been denied.

Last updated: 22/11/07 1.33CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Iceland

Iceland

1
SørensenThomas Sørensen (GK)
1
ArasonÁrni Arason (GK)
6
KvistWilliam Kvist
6
SteinssonGrétar Steinsson
Yellow Card40
3
LaursenUlrik Laursen
2
K. SigurdssonKristján Sigurdsson
Substitution7
4
KrøldrupPer Krøldrup
Yellow Card77
7
HreidarssonHermann Hreidarsson (C)
5
SørensenChris Sørensen
4
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
11
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
Substitution73
3
BjarnasonTheodor Bjarnason
Yellow Card68
7
JensenDaniel Jensen
8
B. GunnarssonBrynjar Gunnarsson
2
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
5
GíslasonStefán Gíslason
Yellow Card79
10
JørgensenMartin Jørgensen
Substitution53
11
HallfredssonEmil Hallfredsson
Substitution73
8
BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
Goal34
Substitution84
10
V. GunnarssonVeigar Gunnarsson
Substitution84
9
TomassonJon Dahl Tomasson (C)
Goal44
9
ThorvaldssonGunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson

Substitutes

16
AndersenStephan Andersen (GK)
12
LárussonDadi Lárusson (GK)
12
N.JensenNiclas Jensen
13
GardarssonSverrir Gardarsson
Substitution7
Yellow Card68
13
AndreasenLeon Andreasen
Yellow Card68
14
H. JónssonHjalmar Jónsson
14
KahlenbergThomas Kahlenberg
Substitution53
Goal59
15
ÁsgeirssonÁsgeir Ásgeirsson
Substitution84
15
S. PoulsenSimon Poulsen
Substitution73
16
Ar. BjörnssonÁrmann Björnsson
17
SørensenDennis Sørensen
17
E. JónssonEggert Jónsson
Substitution73
18
LarsenSøren Larsen
Substitution84
18
VidarssonArnar Vidarsson

Coach

Morten Olsen (DEN) Ólafur Jóhannesson (ISL)

Referee

Olegário Benquerença (POR)

Assistant referees

Jose Cardinal (POR), Bertino Miranda (POR)

Fourth official

Paulo Manuel Gomes Costa (POR)

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