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Iceland cling on for Belarus win

Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 17.15CET
Belarus 1-2 Iceland
The visitors withstood late pressure after Sverrir Ingason was sent off 17 minutes from time and their two-goal cushion was halved from the spot.
by Denis Orlov
from Torpedo Stadium
Iceland cling on for Belarus win
Iceland goalscorer Jón Dadi Bödvarsson closes down Belarus's Maksim Volodko ©Pressball

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Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 17.15CET

Iceland cling on for Belarus win

Belarus 1-2 Iceland
The visitors withstood late pressure after Sverrir Ingason was sent off 17 minutes from time and their two-goal cushion was halved from the spot.

Iceland got off to a winning start in UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 10, clinging on for a narrow win with ten men in Zhodino.

Jón Dadi Bödvarsson fired Iceland into a fourth-minute lead, and Emil Atlason headed a second not long after the interval, but the visitors were living on their nerves by the end. Iceland captain Sverrir Ingason was dismissed for a foul on Artur Bombel and Denis Kovalevski converted the resulting penalty.

Kristjan Gauti Emilsson's cross from the left teed up Bodvarsson to beat Artem Soroko for Iceland's opener. While the goalkeeper saved another Bödvarsson effort six minutes after the break, he could do nothing to stop Ingason nodding in Iceland's second from the rebound.

Soroko's save from Hordur Björgvin Magnússon prevented Belarus from going further behind, and Bombel fired against a post for Belarus before Atlason responded with a long-range effort that crashed against the crossbar. Ingason's dismissal and Kovalevski's goal turned up the heat on Iceland on 73 minutes, but they held on for three points, with Bombel missing the target after going one-on-one with goalkeeper Runar Runarsson at the death.

Last updated: 05/06/15 12.35CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Iceland

Iceland

12
SorokoArtem Soroko (GK)
1
RúnarssonRúnar Rúnarsson (GK)
Yellow Card82
2
KlopotskiEvgeni Klopotski
Yellow Card37
Substitution75
2
IngasonSverrir Ingason (C)
Red Card72
3
SazanovichStanislav Sazanovich
3
GudjónssonBrynjar Gudjónsson
6
PremudrovKirill Premudrov
Substitution46
4
O. ÓmarssonOrri Ómarsson
Yellow Card20
7
BykovArtem Bykov
5
H. MagnússonHordur Magnússon
8
SavitskiPavel Savitski
Substitution57
6
ThórarinssonGudmundur Thórarinsson
9
PushnyakovSergei Pushnyakov
7
YeomanAndri Yeoman
13
M. VolodkoMaksim Volodko
8
TraustasonArnor Ingvi Traustason
Substitution76
14
AnyukevichAleksandr Anyukevich (C)
Yellow Card80
9
BödvarssonJón Dadi Bödvarsson
Goal4
15
KovalevskiDenis Kovalevski
Yellow Card43
Goal73
10
AtlasonEmil Atlason
Goal51
Substitution79
18
RadzhabovAzam Radzhabov
11
EmilssonKristján Gauti Emilsson

Substitutes

1
SakovichAndrei Sakovich (GK)
12
SchramFrederik Schram (GK)
5
ChelyadkoPavel Chelyadko
13
AdolphssonAndri Adolphsson
10
SignevichNikolai Signevich
Substitution46
14
FridjonssonHolmbert Fridjonsson
17
BombelArtur Bombel
Substitution57
15
HermannssonHjörtur Hermannsson
Substitution79
19
VasilevskiAleksei Vasilevski
16
SigurjónssonOliver Sigurjónsson
20
NovikSergei Novik
Substitution75
17
ÁsbjörnssonDavid Thor Ásbjörnsson
22
KovalevYuri Kovalev
18
PálssonEmil Pálsson
Substitution76

Coach

Aleksei Vergeenko (BLR) Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL)

Referee

Stephan Klossner (SUI)

Assistant referees

Remy Zgraggen (SUI), Vital Jobin (SUI)

Fourth official

Nikolaj Hänni (SUI)

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