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Faroe Islands stand firm to deny Denmark

Published: Wednesday 15 August 2012, 20.54CET
Faroe Islands 1-1 Denmark
Róaldur Jacobsen's 87th-minute strike earned the hosts their third point in Group 4 and prevented Denmark drawing level with leaders Serbia.
by Milan Čimburović
from Gundadalur stadion
Faroe Islands stand firm to deny Denmark
Anders Christiansen struck a post against the Faroe Islands ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsDenmark

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
7
Attempts off target2
 
7
Corners4
 
12
Fouls committed10
 
10
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards1
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 15 August 2012, 20.54CET

Faroe Islands stand firm to deny Denmark

Faroe Islands 1-1 Denmark
Róaldur Jacobsen's 87th-minute strike earned the hosts their third point in Group 4 and prevented Denmark drawing level with leaders Serbia.

Denmark missed the chance to move level on points with UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4 leaders Serbia after being held to a 1-1 draw by the Faroe Islands.

Holding a game in hand over Serbia, who they host on 7 September, Denmark knew a win in Torshavn against their lowly opponents would have left them perfectly placed to seize the initiative in the play-off race.

This was the hosts' final fixture, however, and they were determined to end on a high. They gave as good as they got in an entertaining first period in which Gilli Sørensen forced Denmark goalkeeper Frederik Rønnow into a good save, while Anders Christiansen struck the upright at the other end.

Morten Wieghorst was smiling at half-time, though, after Simon Makienok turned in Erik Sviatchenko's flick-on, from Kasper Sloth's corner, three minutes before the break.

Despite the hosts' best efforts, the lead looked like being a winnning one – until Rogvi Holm teed up Jacobsen for a fine strike from the edge of the area with three minutes left. The Faroe Islands lost midfielder Karl Løkin to a second yellow in added time but hung on to frustrate Denmark.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.11CET

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