Laugardalsvöllur - Reykjavik 16/10/2012 - 20:30CET (18:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Iceland - Switzerland
0-2
 

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Second-half surge helps Swiss past Iceland

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 23.00CET
Second-half surge helps Swiss past Iceland
Mario Gavranović wheels away after his goal for Switzerland ©AFP/Getty Images

Switzerland's undefeated start to their Group E campaign continued in Reykjavik as second-half goals from Tranquillo Barnetta and Mario Gavranović saw them past Iceland.

After being held at home by Norway on Friday, Ottmar Hitzfeld's men made it three wins from four outings to take control of the section, with decisive strikes in the 66th and 79th minutes finally breaking home resistance at the Laugardalsvöllur.

Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

Switzerland

Switzerland

12Halldórsson (GK)1Benaglio (GK)
81
4E. Jónsson
20
81
2Lichtsteiner
6Steinsson (C)
64
5Von Bergen
8B. Bjarnason7Barnetta
66
90+1
10G. Sigurdsson8Inler (C)
11Gíslason
31
70
10Xhaka
14Árnason
82
11Behrami
16R. Sigurdsson13Rodriguez
19Finnbogason17Gavranović
79
83
21Hallfredsson
85
20Djourou
23A. Skúlason23Shaqiri
80

Substitutes

1Gunnleifsson (GK)21Sommer (GK)
22Björnsson (GK)12Wölfli (GK)
2B. Sævarsson3Ziegler
3Eyjólfsson4Rossini
7Gudmundsson
70
6Mathys
13Eiríksson14Stocker
15Sigurjónsson15Dzemaili
80
18Baldvinsson
81
16Fernandes
20Pálmason18Mehmedi
83
19Ben Khalifa
22T. Klose
90+1

Coaches

Lars Lagerbäck (SWE) Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER)

Referee

Alan Kelly (IRL)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 19:13 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Iceland
Switzerland

0

Goals scored

2

16

Total attempts

17

7

Attempts on target

3

8

off target

12

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

4

0

Offsides

4

5

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

9

9

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+1
    T. Klose (in) - Barnetta (out) (Switzerland)
  • Yellow Card
    85
    Hallfredsson (Iceland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    83
    Mehmedi (in) - Gavranović (out) (Switzerland)
  • Yellow Card
    82
    Árnason (Iceland) is cautioned by the referee.

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