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Iceland win to leapfrog Belgium

Published: Tuesday 20 November 2007, 20.01CET
Belgium 1-2 Iceland The visitors' victory is enough to jump above their hosts into third place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 7.
by Berend Scholten
Iceland win to leapfrog Belgium
Axel Witsel vies with Iceland's Arnor Smarason ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 20 November 2007, 20.01CET

Iceland win to leapfrog Belgium

Belgium 1-2 Iceland The visitors' victory is enough to jump above their hosts into third place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 7.

Iceland beat Belgium 2-1 to jump above their hosts into third place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 7.

Early damage
First-half strikes from Birkir Bjarnason and Arnor Smarason gave Iceland a 2-0 lead midway through the first half and it was not until ten minutes were left on the clock before Tom De Mul pulled one back for Belgium.

Crowd silencer
Bjarnason silenced the crowd at the Edmond Machtens Stadion when he gave the visitors the lead in the 15th minute after dribbling through the Belgian defence and firing home. Iceland then doubled their lead less than ten minutes later when Smarason drove in from 20 metres. De Mul reduced the deficit with a shot from just outside the penalty area and nearly grabbed an equaliser but was thwarted when away goalkeeper Haraldur Bjornsson saved his free-kick. Belgium have four points from five games and sit fourth in the five-team section while Iceland have six points from five games.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.54CET

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Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

Iceland

Iceland

8
CordaroAlessandro Cordaro
Substitution75
6
BjarnasonBirkir Bjarnason
Goal15
Yellow Card22
Substitution89
11
LegearJonathan Legear
Substitution46
1
BjörnssonHaraldur Björnsson (GK)
9
Yulu-MatondoJeanvion Yulu-Matondo
9
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason (C)
Yellow Card60
4
CortjensWouter Cortjens
7
A. GunnarssonAron Gunnarsson
7
De MulTom De Mul (C)
Goal81
3
SkúlasonAri Skúlason
5
MoiaMassimo Moia
4
ThorissonGudmann Thorisson
6
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
2
A. AdalsteinssonArnór Adalsteinsson
3
VandelannoiteJason Vandelannoite
Yellow Card43
5
JónassonHallgrímur Jónasson
2
Van GijseghemDaan Van Gijseghem
Substitution46
8
Eyjólfsson Hólmar Eyjólfsson
10
WitselAxel Witsel
10
FinnbogasonKjartan Henry Finnbogason
Substitution68
1
De WinterYves De Winter (GK)
11
SmárasonArnór Smárason
Goal25
Substitution90+1

Substitutes

14
GoreuxRéginal Goreux
15
JúlíussonHeidar Geir Júlíusson
Substitution89
13
Vanden BorreAnthony Vanden Borre
Substitution46
14
KristjánssonGunnar Kristjánsson
17
VermeulenJorn Vermeulen
17
SigthórssonKolbeinn Sigthórsson
Substitution68
18
RossiniGiuseppe Rossini
Substitution46
12
IngasonThordur Ingason (GK)
12
SteppeKenny Steppe (GK)
13
JóhannessonAndrés Már Jóhannesson
16
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja
Substitution75
16
IngasonAlbert Ingason
15
Van LooAnthony Van Loo
18
G. SigurdssonGylfi Sigurdsson
Substitution90+1

Coach

Jean-François De Sart (BEL) Luka Kostic (ISL)

Referee

Audrius Žuta (LTU)

Assistant referees

Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Arūnas Šeškus (LTU)

Fourth official

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

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