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Goal glut continues for resurgent Iceland

Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.20CET
San Marino 0-6 Iceland
Iceland continued their revival in Group 5 with yet another heavy win as they moved level with the Czech Republic at the summit.
by Luca Pellicconi
from Stadio Olimpico Serravale
Goal glut continues for resurgent Iceland
Iceland have bounced back strongly after their opening-day defeat ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.20CET

Goal glut continues for resurgent Iceland

San Marino 0-6 Iceland
Iceland continued their revival in Group 5 with yet another heavy win as they moved level with the Czech Republic at the summit.

Iceland continued their determined revival in 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 5 with yet another heavy win.

Impressive tally
Tomas Ingi Tomasson's side began their campaign by losing 2-0 at home to the Czech Republic, but they have bounced back with four consecutive successes to move level with the first-placed Czechs on points, having played one game more. They have registered an impressive 22 goals in their last four outings as well, having beaten San Marino 8-0 at home last month. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson got the ball rolling this time around, burying with his left foot on eight minutes after collecting an excellent pass from Bjarni Vidarsson.

Sigurdsson goals
Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson then hit the first of his two goals with quarter of an hour gone, dancing past three defenders before finding the net from 25 metres. His second effort came from much closer range just after the half-hour, by which time Vidarsson had converted a penalty, and substitute Alfred Finnbogason then rounded off the scoring with a right-footed strike on the hour-mark and a finish into an empty net after rounding goalkeeper Eros Gobbi with eight minutes to go.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.05CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2011/matches/round=2000006/match=2000150/postmatch/report/index.html#goal+glut+continues+resurgent+iceland

Lineups

San Marino

San Marino

Iceland

Iceland

1
GobbiEros Gobbi (GK)
1
BjörnssonHaraldur Björnsson (GK)
2
CervelliniMichele Cervellini
Yellow Card46
2
FjólusonJón Gudni Fjóluson
3
CasadeiMattia Casadei
Yellow Card70
3
Eyjólfsson Hólmar Eyjólfsson
4
CoppiniMatteo Coppini
4
ValgardssonHjörtur Valgardsson
5
GiannoniMatteo Giannoni
5
JónssonEggert Jónsson
6
MazzaPier Filippo Mazza
6
BjarnasonBirkir Bjarnason
Substitution82
7
CaniniNicola Canini
Substitution75
7
G. SigurdssonGylfi Sigurdsson
Goal15
Goal31
8
BerrettiMaicol Berretti
8
VidarssonBjarni Vidarsson (C)
Goal18
9
Della ValleAchille Della Valle
Substitution62
9
SigthórssonKolbeinn Sigthórsson
Goal8
Substitution57
10
M. VitaioliMatteo Vitaioli (C)
Substitution85
10
KristjánssonGudmundur Kristjánsson
Substitution46
11
BianchiAlessandro Bianchi
11
GudmundssonJóhann Gudmundsson

Substitutes

12
BerardiMichele Berardi (GK)
12
O. PéturssonÓskar Pétursson (GK)
13
CarliniRaffaele Carlini
13
JósefssonJósef Kristinn Jósefsson
14
VenerucciAndrea Venerucci
Substitution62
14
SteindórssonKristinn Steindórsson
Substitution82
15
CapicchioniLorenzo Capicchioni
15
OrmarssonAlmarr Ormarsson
Substitution46
16
GasperoniLorenzo Gasperoni
16
FinnbogasonAlfred Finnbogason
Substitution57
Goal60
Goal82
17
MularoniDavide Mularoni
Substitution75
17
HelgasonElfar Freyr Helgason
18
RostiMarco Rosti
Substitution85
18
FridgeirssonSkúli Jón Fridgeirsson

Coach

Massimo Agostini (ITA) Tómas Tómasson (ISL)

Referee

Luc Wilmes (LUX)

Assistant referees

Antonio De Carolis (LUX), Charles Hoffmann (LUX)

Fourth official

Paulo Vivas (LUX)

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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