Play-off for Final Tournament, Second leg - 14/10/2014 - 18:15CET (16:15 local time) - Laugardalsvöllur - Reykjavik
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Denmark edge out Iceland at the last

Published: Tuesday 14 October 2014, 21.00CET
Iceland 1-1 Denmark (agg: 1-1,  Denmark win on away goals)
After 180 minutes without a goal, Nicolaj Thomsen ultimately sent Denmark through to the finals.
by Claire Gray
from Laugardalsvöllur
Denmark edge out Iceland at the last
Aalborg's Nicolaj Thomsen struck the crucial goal for Denmark ©Getty Images

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Published: Tuesday 14 October 2014, 21.00CET

Denmark edge out Iceland at the last

Iceland 1-1 Denmark (agg: 1-1,  Denmark win on away goals)
After 180 minutes without a goal, Nicolaj Thomsen ultimately sent Denmark through to the finals.

Denmark qualified for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament for the first time since hosting the event in 2011 after drawing the second leg of their play-off 1-1 away to Iceland to advance on the away-goals rule.

After a goalless first leg in Aalborg last Friday, Nicolaj Thomsen finally broke the deadlock for the visitors in Reykjavik when he fired in from close range in the 90th minute. Holmbert Fridjonsson drew Iceland level from the penalty spot three minutes into added time, but it was not enough prevent Denmark from earning a place in the Czech Republic next June.

Denmark dominated early on and only Frederick Schram's brilliant save from Andreas Christensen's close-range, point-blank header in the 13th minute kept the scores level. At the other end Jannik Vestergaard's goal-bound effort was deflected over, but it was Denmark who ended the half in the ascendancy. Iceland captain Sverrir Ingason did well to keep out Andreas Cornelius's attempt with Schram off his line, then Youssef Toutouh fired the rebound narrowly wide. 

The game opened up in the closing stages and as extra time loomed, Denmark finally found a way through. Jonas Knudsen's long throw flicked off Cornelius's shoulder and into the path of Thomsen, who stuck out a leg and shot into the roof of the net from close proximity. Three minutes later Fridjonsson scored for Iceland from the spot after Danish captain Vestergaard had fouled Ingason, but Denmark hung on to advance.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.03CET

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Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

Denmark

Denmark

12
SchramFrederik Schram (GK)
1
BuskJakob Busk (GK)
2
IngasonSverrir Ingason (C)
2
ScholzAlexander Scholz
3
GudjónssonBrynjar Gudjónsson
3
OkoreJores Okore
Yellow Card80
4
O. ÓmarssonOrri Ómarsson
4
VestergaardJannik Vestergaard (C)
5
HermannssonHjörtur Hermannsson
5
KnudsenJonas Knudsen
6
ThórarinssonGudmundur Thórarinsson
6
A. ChristensenAndreas Christensen
7
YeomanAndri Yeoman
Yellow Card52
7
AmankwaaDanny Amankwaa
Substitution90+3
8
TraustasonArnór Ingvi Traustason
Substitution90+3
8
L. ChristensenLasse Vigen Christensen
9
FinsenÓlafur Karl Finsen
Substitution90+3
9
CorneliusAndreas Cornelius
10
RúnarssonThorri Geir Rúnarsson
10
ToutouhYoussef Toutouh
11
FridjonssonHolmbert Fridjonsson
Yellow Card89
Goal90+3
11
ThomsenNicolaj Thomsen
Goal90

Substitutes

22
EinarssonAnton Einarsson (GK)
16
JensenDavid Jensen (GK)
13
VilhjálmssonÁrni Vilhjálmsson
Substitution90+3
Yellow Card90+3
12
HjulsagerAndrew Hjulsager
14
EythorssonAsgeir Eythorsson
13
DurmisiRiza Durmisi
15
E. ÓmarssonElías Már Ómarsson
14
JønssonJens Jønsson
16
AtlasonEmil Atlason
Substitution90+3
15
AndersenJeppe Andersen
17
LarussonSigurdur Egill Larusson
17
SørensenFrederik Sørensen
Substitution90+3
18
PálssonEmil Pálsson
18
AndersenLucas Andersen

Coach

Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL) Jess Thorup (DEN)

Referee

István Vad (HUN)

Assistant referees

Istvan Albert (HUN), Peter Berettyán (HUN)

Fourth official

Ádám Farkas (HUN)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution