Laugardalsvöllur - Reykjavik 14/10/2013 - 20:30CET (18:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 10

Iceland - France
3-4
 

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Spot on France edge Iceland thriller

Published: Monday 14 October 2013, 23.05CET
Iceland 3-4 France
Willy Sagnol's side moved level with the hosts at the top of Group 10 as Paul-Georges Ntep De Madiba's late penalty proved decisive.
by Alexander Freyr Einarsson
from Laugardalsvöllur
Spot on France edge Iceland thriller
France's Dimitri Foulquier (left) attempts to break free of Jón Dadi Bödvarsson's attentions ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Iceland
France

3

Goals scored

4

7

Total attempts

11

4

on target

4

1

off target

7

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

8

0

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

9

8

Fouls suffered

8

Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

France

France

1Runarsson (GK)16Aréola (GK)
2Ingason (C)
Goal9
2Foulquier
3Gudjónsson5Laporte
Yellow Card57
4Gudmundsson6Kondogbia (C)
5H. Magnússon7Ntep De Madiba
Goal83
6Thórarinsson10Benzia
Goal67
Goal69
7Yeoman11Thauvin
Substitution86
8Palsson
Substitution90+2
12Digne
9Bödvarsson
Substitution75
14Bifouma
Substitution56
10Atlason
Substitution68
18Imbula
Substitution65
11Emilsson20Rose
Goal41
Goal57

Substitutes

12Schram (GK)1Boucher (GK)
13Fridjonsson
Substitution75
Goal76
3B. Mendy
14Vilhjálmsson
Substitution90+2
8Ferri
Substitution86
15Ólafsson9Martial
Substitution65
16Gardarsson
Substitution68
17Veretout
Substitution56
17Thorsteinsson21N. Mendy
18Sigurdarson22Hountondji

Coaches

Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL) Willy Sagnol (FRA)

Referee

Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)

Standings

Last updated: 15/10/2013 08:12 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Monday 14 October 2013, 23.05CET

Spot on France edge Iceland thriller

Iceland 3-4 France
Willy Sagnol's side moved level with the hosts at the top of Group 10 as Paul-Georges Ntep De Madiba's late penalty proved decisive.

Iceland dropped their first points of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying as France prevailed in a thriller in Reykjavik to join their hosts at the top of Group 10.

France maintained their flawless record from four games but were forced to come from behind twice before Paul-Georges Ntep De Madiba's 83rd-minute penalty won it. Sverrir Ingason had given Iceland an early lead and the hosts also led 2-1 before falling behind. Holmbert Fridjonsson's spot kick looked to have earned a draw for Eyjólfur Sverrisson's men before Ntep De Madiba struck.

The game started perfectly for the hosts as the head of captain Ingason powered them ahead after nine minutes. Lindsay Rose drew France level with a header of his own from a Florian Thauvin cross, before the French scorer turned into his own net on 57 minutes to restore the home lead. Yassine Benzia then struck twice in two minutes to turn the game on its head and put Willy Sagnol's men in the driving seat.

Fridjonsson scored with his first touch, converting a penalty to make it all square a minute after coming off the bench, but Ntep De Madiba kept his nerve to score from the penalty spot and move France level with Iceland with a game in hand.

"I'll take the three points today," said Sagnol. "We reacted well, but I would rather my team act than react. Sometimes it's good to win difficult games like this because that experience helps you build a good team for the future. But we could have done so much more to make this not so much an easy match, but an easier match."

Last updated: 14/10/13 23.56CET

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