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Denmark defeat Iceland to share Group H lead

Published: Saturday 4 June 2011, 22.52CET
Iceland 0-2 Denmark
Two second-half goals were enough for Denmark to defeat Iceland and move into a three-way tie at the top of Group H.
by Ari Erlingsson
from Laugardalsvöllur
Denmark defeat Iceland to share Group H lead
Lasse Schøne came off the bench to score Denmark's first goal against Iceland ©AFP

Match statistics

IcelandDenmark

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts8
 
12
Attempts on target1
 
6
Attempts off target6
 
6
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
5
Offsides2
 
4
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
15
Fouls suffered14
 
16

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 4 June 2011, 22.52CET

Denmark defeat Iceland to share Group H lead

Iceland 0-2 Denmark
Two second-half goals were enough for Denmark to defeat Iceland and move into a three-way tie at the top of Group H.

Goals from Lasse Schøne and Christian Eriksen earned Denmark victory in Iceland, a result which moves the visitors onto ten points at the top of Group H alongside Portugal and Norway.

Chances were few and far between in a tight and often cagey opening period before Morten Olsen's half-time substitution proved to be the difference. Schøne came off the bench to open the scoring with a well-struck shot from the edge of the area before Eriksen, a constant threat for the visitors, slotted past Stefán Magnússon to seal the points 15 minutes from time.

The Danes controlled the game from the start but were unable to find a way past a resilient Iceland defence in the first half. Schøne replaced Michael Krohn-Dehli at the break and took just 15 minutes to make an impact.

The 25-year-old picked up the ball on the edge of the area and unleashed an unstoppable strike to put his side ahead. Highly-rated AFC Ajax midfielder Eriksen was always a threat with his pace, meanwhile, and he made sure of the points for Denmark, finishing neatly from Dennis Rommedahl's right-wing cross.

Iceland travel to Norway on 2 September before Denmark face the same opposition in Copenhagen four days later.

Last updated: 09/12/12 9.24CET

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Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

Denmark

Denmark

12
MagnússonStefán Magnússon (GK)
1
SørensenThomas Sørensen (GK) (C)
3
B. SævarssonBirkir Sævarsson
2
ZimlingNiki Zimling
4
K. SigurdssonKristján Sigurdsson
Yellow Card22
3
KjærSimon Kjær
7
HreidarssonHermann Hreidarsson (C)
4
SvenssonBo Svensson
8
Ó. SkúlasonÓlafur Skúlason
Yellow Card66
Substitution66
5
S. PoulsenSimon Poulsen
9
GudjohnsenEidur Gudjohnsen
6
JacobsenLars Jacobsen
10
G. SigurdssonGylfi Sigurdsson
7
KvistWilliam Kvist
Substitution60
11
H. HelgusonHeidar Helguson
Substitution77
8
EriksenChristian Eriksen
Goal75
14
EiríkssonBjarni Eiríksson
9
Krohn-DehliMichael Krohn-Dehli
Substitution46
17
A. GunnarssonAron Gunnarsson
10
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
20
SigthórssonKolbeinn Sigthórsson
11
BendtnerNicklas Bendtner

Substitutes

1
GunnleifssonGunnleifur Gunnleifsson (GK)
16
AndersenStephan Andersen (GK)
6
DaníelssonHelgi Daníelsson
12
WassDaniel Wass
15
A. AdalsteinssonArnór Adalsteinsson
13
LorentzenKasper Lorentzen
16
SmárasonArnór Smárason
14
SchöneLasse Schöne
Substitution46
Goal60
18
GudmundssonJohann Gudmundsson
Substitution77
15
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
Substitution60
21
FinnbogasonAlfred Finnbogason
Substitution66
17
SkouboMorten Skoubo
23
FjólusonJón Gudni Fjóluson
18
JunkerMads Junker

Coach

Ólafur Jóhannesson (ISL) Morten Olsen (DEN)

Referee

Fırat Aydınus (TUR)

Assistant referees

Serkan Ok (TUR), Alek Tascioglu (TUR)

Fourth official

Yunus Yildirim (TUR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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