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Kazakhstan come good against Iceland

Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 17.45CET
Kazakhstan 3-2 Iceland
Islambek Kuat struck with a minute left to earn Saulius Širmelis's ten men the win in the battle between third and second in Group 10.
by Yegor Sozinov
from Astana Arena
Kazakhstan come good against Iceland
Kazakhstan celebrate a late winner from Islambek Kuat (No23) ©Dinara Baikadamova

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Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 17.45CET

Kazakhstan come good against Iceland

Kazakhstan 3-2 Iceland
Islambek Kuat struck with a minute left to earn Saulius Širmelis's ten men the win in the battle between third and second in Group 10.

Islambek Kuat struck at the death as ten-man Kazakhstan recovered from letting a two-goal lead slip and earned three points against their main rivals for second place in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10.

Iceland had an away victory in mind after Stanislav Lunin was sent off for a second bookable offence with four minutes remaining, but Saulius Širmelis's side showed real character to prevail thanks to Kuat's powerful shot from the edge of the box on 89 minutes.

Kazakhstan had looked set for an easy win when Lunin's seventh-minute tap-in was followed by a splendid second from Roman Murtazayev five minutes later – the No14 beating a defender out on the left and firing into the top corner from 25 metres.

However, Iceland had a rethink at the interval and tore back into their hosts. Hjörtur Hermannsson set up Holmbert Fridjonsson to reduce the arrears on the hour, before provider turned scorer seven minutes later, finding Stas Pokatilov's net with a powerful low strike after a penalty-area melee.

Last updated: 04/06/15 8.37CET

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Lineups

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Iceland

Iceland

1
PokatilovStas Pokatilov (GK)
1
RúnarssonRúnar Rúnarsson (GK)
2
MiroshnichenkoDmitri Miroshnichenko
2
IngasonSverrir Ingason (C)
4
KozhabayevBakdaulet Kozhabayev
3
HermannssonHjörtur Hermannsson
Goal67
5
PassichnikKirill Passichnik
4
O. ÓmarssonOrri Ómarsson
7
LuninStanislav Lunin
Goal7
Yellow Card45+7
Red Card86
5
H. MagnússonHordur Magnússon
9
IslamkhanBauyrzhan Islamkhan (C)
6
ThórarinssonGudmundur Thórarinsson
11
BeysebekovAbzal Beysebekov
Substitution90+2
7
YeomanAndri Yeoman
14
MurtazayevRoman Murtazayev
Goal12
Substitution84
8
TraustasonArnor Ingvi Traustason
Substitution85
16
SartakovGrirori Sartakov
Yellow Card18
9
BödvarssonJón Dadi Bödvarsson
21
ZhangylyshbayToktar Zhangylyshbay
Substitution60
10
FridjonssonHolmbert Fridjonsson
Goal60
Yellow Card78
23
KuatIslambek Kuat
Goal89
Yellow Card89
11
EmilssonKristján Gauti Emilsson
Substitution46

Substitutes

18
PavlovStanislav Pavlov (GK)
12
SchramFrederik Schram (GK)
6
AslanRafkat Aslan
13
AtlasonEmil Atlason
Substitution85
Substitution90+3
8
UlshinAleksandr Ulshin
Substitution60
14
VilhjálmssonÁrni Vilhjálmsson
Substitution46
Yellow Card90+1
10
KalininIlya Kalinin
15
LarussonSigurdur Egill Larusson
12
PikalkinIgor Pikalkin
Substitution90+2
16
GardarssonTómas Gardarsson
15
LiVitaliy Li
Substitution84
17
ThorsteinssonGunnar Thorsteinsson
17
LevinEvgeni Levin
18
PálssonEmil Pálsson
Substitution90+3

Coach

Saulius Širmelis (LTU) Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL)

Referee

Domagoj Vučkov (CRO)

Assistant referees

Goran Perica (CRO), Ivica Modrić (CRO)

Fourth official

Marin Vidulin (CRO)

Legend:

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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