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Dutch pay penalty as Iceland win in Amsterdam

Published: Thursday 3 September 2015, 23.21CET
Netherlands 0-1 Iceland
Gylfi Sigurdsson's 51st-minute penalty downed the ten-man Oranje and took the Group A leaders even closer towards a EURO debut.
by Berend Scholten
from Amsterdam ArenA

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Match statistics

NetherlandsIceland

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)62
 
38
Total attempts19
 
9
on target9
 
3
off target7
 
5
blocked3
 
1
against woodwork1
 
1
Corners7
 
2
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
8

Standings

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Published: Thursday 3 September 2015, 23.21CET

Dutch pay penalty as Iceland win in Amsterdam

Netherlands 0-1 Iceland
Gylfi Sigurdsson's 51st-minute penalty downed the ten-man Oranje and took the Group A leaders even closer towards a EURO debut.

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson's 51st-minute penalty seals win for Group A leaders
  • Heimir Hallgrímsson and Lars Lagerbäck's side eight points above Dutch in third
  • Bruno Martins Indi's 33rd-minute red card hinders Netherlands efforts
  • Danny Blind's debut as Oranje coach ends in Amsterdam defeat
  • Next matches: Turkey v Netherlands, Iceland v Kazakhstan (Sunday)

Group A leaders Iceland took a decisive step towards UEFA EURO 2016 after beating a ten-man Netherlands team 1-0 in Amsterdam courtesy of Gylfi Sigurdsson's second-half spot kick.

After the Oranje had gradually wrested the initiative in a vital match for both teams, disaster struck for debutant coach Danny Blind, first as captain Arjen Robben limped off, and then two minutes later when Bruno Martins Indi was dismissed. Sigurdsson's penalty six minutes into the second half clinched victory for the Nordic visitors, now eight points clear of the Dutch in third position with three games to play.

Chasing a major finals debut, Iceland created the initial danger yet Jón Dadi Bödvarsson was unable to take advantage of an open goal following Johann Gudmundsson's cross from the right. The Netherlands survived and, in reply, Wesley Sneijder's attempt from the edge of the box was deflected just wide of the upright, while Robben's free-kick also whistled a matter of centimetres off target.

Yet just when things seemed to be looking up for Blind's Oranje, came two defining moments. Robben had to be substituted after pulling up injured, before Martins Indi was red-carded after an incident involving Kolbeinn Sigthórsson.

With Klaas-Jan Huntelaar giving way to the more defensive Jeffrey Bruma, the Netherlands then found it more difficult to regain a foothold in proceedings once Iceland took the lead in the 51st minute. Gregory van der Wiel brought down Birkir Bjarnason in the box and Sigurdsson converted for Heimir Hallgrímsson and Lars Lagerbäck's side despite goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen getting a touch.

The hosts got lucky themselves soon after, Gudmundsson's effort rattling a post. Still, Blind's charges refused to surrender and visiting custodian Hannes Halldórsson had to negotiate long-range strikes from Sneijder, Memphis Depay and Luciano Narsingh, with Sneijder again working the keeper in a futile search for the equaliser.

Last updated: 05/06/16 20.24CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013971/postmatch/report/index.html#iceland+defeat+dutch

Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Iceland

Iceland

1
CillessenJasper Cillessen (GK)
1
HalldórssonHannes Halldórsson (GK)
2
Van der WielGregory van der Wiel
Yellow Card50
2
B. SævarssonBirkir Sævarsson
Yellow Card80
3
De VrijStefan de Vrij
6
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
4
Martins IndiBruno Martins Indi
Red Card33
7
GudmundssonJohann Gudmundsson
5
BlindDaley Blind
8
B. BjarnasonBirkir Bjarnason
6
KlaassenDavy Klaassen
9
SigthórssonKolbeinn Sigthórsson
Yellow Card33
Substitution64
7
DepayMemphis Depay
10
G. SigurdssonGylfi Sigurdsson
Goal51
8
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
Substitution80
14
ÁrnasonKári Árnason
Yellow Card59
9
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
Substitution40
15
BödvarssonJón Dadi Bödvarsson
Substitution78
10
SneijderWesley Sneijder
Yellow Card90+3
17
A. GunnarssonAron Gunnarsson (C)
Substitution86
11
RobbenArjen Robben (C)
Substitution31
23
A. SkúlasonAri Skúlason

Substitutes

23
ZoetJeroen Zoet (GK)
12
KristinssonÖgmundur Kristinsson (GK)
22
KrulTim Krul (GK)
13
GunnleifssonGunnleifur Gunnleifsson (GK)
12
TeteKenny Tete
3
JónassonHallgrímur Jónasson
13
BrumaJeffrey Bruma
Substitution40
4
JónssonKristinn Jónsson
14
RiedewaldJairo Riedewald
5
OttesenSölvi Ottesen
15
KongoloTerence Kongolo
11
FinnbogasonAlfred Finnbogason
Substitution78
16
AnitaVurnon Anita
16
SigurjónssonRúnar Már Sigurjónsson
17
NarsinghLuciano Narsingh
Substitution31
18
E. BjarnasonElmar Bjarnason
18
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
19
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
19
Van PersieRobin van Persie
20
SkúlasonÓlafur Skúlason
Substitution86
20
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
21
KjartanssonVidar Kjartansson
21
PromesQuincy Promes
Substitution80
22
GudjohnsenEidur Gudjohnsen
Substitution64

Coach

Danny Blind (NED) Heimir Hallgrímsson (ISL)

Referee

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Milovan Ristić (SRB), Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)

Fourth official

Nemanja Petrović (SRB)

Additional assistant referees

Danilo Grujić (SRB), Nenad Djokić (SRB)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution