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Last-gasp Kahlenberg crushes Iceland

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 23.15CET
Denmark 1-0 Iceland
Thomas Kahlenberg's last-gasp strike gave Morten Olsen's men a winning start in Group H.
by Peter Bruun
from Parken Stadium
Last-gasp Kahlenberg crushes Iceland
Thomas Kahlenberg celebrates his winning goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

DenmarkIceland

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts22
 
11
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target11
 
5
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
2
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
11
Fouls suffered9
 
7

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 23.15CET

Last-gasp Kahlenberg crushes Iceland

Denmark 1-0 Iceland
Thomas Kahlenberg's last-gasp strike gave Morten Olsen's men a winning start in Group H.

Thomas Kahlenberg struck a minute into added time to earn Denmark a 1-0 win against Iceland in their opening match in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying and consign Group H rivals Iceland to a second successive defeat.

The VfL Wolfsburg midfielder turned in Dennis Rommedahl's cross to reward the home side for some sustained pressure and finally beat visiting goalkeeper Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson who came so close to earning his side a point in front of 18,908 at Parken.

The day had not started well for Denmark who had first-choice goalkeeper Thomas Sørensen ruled out because of complications with his long-term elbow injury, allowing Anders Lindegaard to make his debut in his absence. The 26-year-old did not have much to do in a first half Denmark dominated. The hosts were particularly dangerous with crosses from Rommedahl and Lars Jacobsen on the right, but Nicklas Pedersen, Kahlenberg and Michael Krohn-Dehli all missed the chances that came their way.

Iceland came more into the game at the start of the second half but Rurik Gislason and Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson were both denied by Lindegaard. At the other end Kahlenberg and Daniel Agger were unsuccessful with shots from distance and it looked like the game was heading for a draw until Rommedahl sent in another cross that this time Kahlenberg drove low into the goal. Denmark will hope to build on these three points on 8 October when they visit Portugal, the same opponents Iceland will host four days later.

Last updated: 08/09/10 0.29CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Iceland

Iceland

1
LindegaardAnders Lindegaard (GK)
12
GunnleifssonGunnleifur Gunnleifsson (GK)
2
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen (C)
3
OttesenSölvi Ottesen (C)
3
KjærSimon Kjær
4
K. SigurdssonKristján Sigurdsson
4
AggerDaniel Agger
5
I. SigurdssonIndridi Sigurdsson
5
JessenLeon Jessen
6
B. SævarssonBirkir Sævarsson
6
JacobsenLars Jacobsen
7
GudmundssonJohann Gudmundsson
Substitution90+2
7
EriksenChristian Eriksen
Substitution56
11
H. HelgusonHeidar Helguson
Substitution77
8
KahlenbergThomas Kahlenberg
Goal90+1
16
E. JónssonEggert Jónsson
Yellow Card57
9
PedersenNicklas Pedersen
Substitution71
17
A. GunnarssonAron Gunnarsson
10
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
20
G. SigurdssonGylfi Sigurdsson
Yellow Card61
11
Krohn-DehliMichael Krohn-Dehli
Substitution76
21
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
Yellow Card82

Substitutes

16
LösslJonas Lössl (GK)
1
ArasonÁrni Arason (GK)
12
KvistWilliam Kvist
2
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
13
KrøldrupPer Krøldrup
9
SkúlasonÓlafur Skúlason
14
VingaardMartin Vingaard
Substitution76
10
GunnarssonVeigar Gunnarsson
15
SilberbauerMichael Silberbauer
13
A. AdalsteinssonArnór Adalsteinsson
17
JunkerMads Junker
Substitution56
18
BjarnasonBirkir Bjarnason
Substitution90+2
18
SkouboMorten Skoubo
Substitution71
Yellow Card89
19
SigthórssonKolbeinn Sigthórsson
Substitution77

Coach

Morten Olsen (DEN) Ólafur Jóhannesson (ISL)

Referee

Douglas McDonald (SCO)

Assistant referees

James Bee (SCO), Graham Chambers (SCO)

Fourth official

Alan Muir (SCO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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