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Hungary hopes get higher

Published: Friday 3 June 2005, 22.45CET
Iceland 0-1 Hungary György Sándor strikes early to take Hungary to within three points of the Group 8 lead.
Published: Friday 3 June 2005, 22.45CET

Hungary hopes get higher

Iceland 0-1 Hungary György Sándor strikes early to take Hungary to within three points of the Group 8 lead.

By Benedikt Rafn Rafnsson

György Sándor’s 12th-minute goal in Iceland took Hungary to within three points of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8 leaders Croatia.

Iceland under pressure
It was Hungary's game during the first half and the visitors had numerous chances even after taking the lead, but Icelandic goalkeeper Bjarni Halldórsson made sure that the home team trailed only by one goal at the break.

Máté checks attacks
Iceland tried to apply pressure to the Hungarian goal in the second half without creating any scoring chances, much thanks to Péter Máté's excellent performance in the heart of the visiting defence. Eight minutes from time, Iceland were down to ten men, but substitute Viktor Bjarki Arnarson came close to level the scores in the finals seconds, but he miscued Emil Hallfredsson's cross.

Malta matches
Hungary celebrated their third consecutive win and are behind second-placed Sweden only on head-to-head record. They return to action on 2 September at home to Malta, who visit Iceland, now six points off second place, on Tuesday.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.30CET

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Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

Hungary

Hungary

1
HalldórssonBjarni Halldórsson (GK)
1
FülöpMárton Fülöp (GK)
2
HallfredssonEmil Hallfredsson
18
MátéPéter Máté
3
BjarnasonTryggvi Bjarnason
Red/Yellow Card83
4
BaloghBéla Balogh
4
G. T. GunnarssonGunnar Thor Gunnarsson
2
TakácsZoltán Takács
Yellow Card83
5
GislasonSteinthor Gislason
5
RegedeiCsaba Regedei
6
JonssonSolvi Geir Jonsson
Substitution77
13
SándorGyörgy Sándor
Goal12
7
KristjanssonSigmundur Kristjansson
Substitution79
6
VadóczKrisztián Vadócz (C)
8
SkúlasonÓlafur Skúlason (C)
17
PollákZoltán Pollák
9
H. SigurdssonHannes Sigurdsson
Yellow Card80
7
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics
Substitution82
10
D. VidarssonDavíd Vidarsson
14
FeczesinRóbert Feczesin
Yellow Card82
Substitution90+2
11
PálmasonPálmi Pálmason
Substitution69
10
TiszaTibor Tisza
Substitution77

Substitutes

12
ThormarMagnús Thormar (GK)
12
KovacsZoltán Kovacs (GK)
13
SveinssonHördur Sveinsson
Substitution69
3
HorvathGabor Horvath
14
ThórarinssonHjalmar Thórarinsson
15
BankIstvan Bank
15
SævarssonJónas Sævarsson
8
KantaJozsef Kanta
16
HaukssonKristján Hauksson
16
JovánczaiZoltán Jovánczai
Substitution90+2
17
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
Substitution77
11
MagasföldiJózsef Magasföldi
Substitution77
18
ArnarssonViktor Bjarki Arnarsson
Substitution79
9
JózsiGyörgy Jozsi
Substitution82
Yellow Card87

Coach

Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL) Antal Róth (HUN)

Referee

Anthony Buttimer (IRL)

Assistant referees

David Wogan (IRL), Anthony Ryan (IRL)

Fourth official

David Mckeon (IRL)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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