Final tournament - Group stage - 27/08/2009 19:00CET ( 20:00 ) - Lahti Stadium - Lahti
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  • Pedersen 45

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  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: Iceland rarely looked like equalising in the second half as Norway tightened their grip on the match following Cecilie Pedersen's excellent strike on her first international start. The result ends Iceland's hopes of progressing from Group B, while guaranteeing Germany top spot in the section. For Norway, France lie in wait on Sunday in a match that will decide who finishes second, a draw in that encounter favouring France.
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Lie (in) - Pedersen (out) (Norway)
  • 90
    (Iceland) has an effort on goal.
  • 90
    Gardarsdóttir (Iceland) takes the corner.
  • 87
    Magnúsdóttir (Iceland) is flagged for offside.
  • Substitution
    86
    Isaksen (in) - Herlovsen (out) (Norway)
    Ingvild Isaksen comes on for injured fellow forward Isabell Lehn Herlovsen.
  • Substitution
    82
    Hönnudóttir (in) - E. Sigurdardóttir (out) (Iceland)
    Iceland Rakel Hönnudóttir makes her entrance with eight minutes left, coming on in place of right-back Erna Sigurdardóttir. Her side are now playing three at the back.
  • 81
    Rønning (Norway) fouls.
  • Yellow Card
    80
    Rønning (Norway) is booked.
  • 80
    Stensland (Norway) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Magnúsdóttir (Iceland).
  • 79
    Stensland (Norway) delivers the corner.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: Time is running out for Iceland as they strive to salvage their campaign. The better chances this half have fallen to Norway, though, with goalscorer Cecilie Pedersen still giving Iceland's rearguard plenty to consider.
  • 77
    Stensland (Norway) delivers the corner.
  • 76
    (Norway) has an effort on goal.
  • 75
    K. Jónsdóttir (Iceland) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Pedersen (Norway).
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: Norway coach Bjarne Berntsen calls Isabell Lehn Herlovsen over to his dugout for instructions. He is certainly worked up about something.
  • 75
    Gardarsdóttir (Iceland) delivers the corner.
  • 74
    G.S. Gunnarsdóttir (Iceland) takes the free-kick.
  • 74
    Akerhaugen (Norway) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Magnúsdóttir (Iceland).
  • 73
    Pedersen (Norway) has an effort on goal.
    A fine chance goes to waste as Cecilie Pedersen rushes a shot from ten metres and slices it wide of the near post.
  • 71
    (Iceland) has an effort on goal.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: Top scorer in qualifying with 12 goals, Iceland striker Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir has had plenty of touches here but a lot further from goal than she would have liked. The Norwegian defence has been quick to close her down so far.
  • 67
    S. Gunnarsdóttir (Iceland) has an effort on goal.
    Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir gets a sight of goal on the edge of the area but cannot keep her effort down.
  • 66
    Logadóttir (Iceland) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Huse (Norway).
  • 65
    (Iceland) has an effort on goal.
  • 62
    Magnúsdóttir (Iceland) is flagged for offside.
  • 61
    Pedersen (Norway) has an effort on goal.
    Cecilie Pedersen beats the offside trap but cannot get the power on her finish to find the net, even though her shot evades Thóra Helgadóttir.
  • 60
    (Norway) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    60
    Logadóttir (in) - Stefánsdóttir (out) (Iceland)
    Substitute Rakel Logadóttir whips up some more support for Iceland from the stands as she waits on the touchline to enter the fray. She eventually comes on for Dóra Stefánsdóttir and takes up a position on the right wing, with Dóra María Lárusdóttir moving into the centre and Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir dropping deeper.
  • 59
    (Norway) has an effort on goal.
  • 54
    Magnúsdóttir (Iceland) commits a foul after challenging Storløkken (Norway).
  • 52
    Gardarsdóttir (Iceland) takes the corner.
  • 51
    Gulbrandsen (Norway) has an effort on goal.
    Another good chance goes begging as Solveig Gulbrandsen is teed up but she side-foots wide of the far post from a central position in the area.
  • 50
    Herlovsen (Norway) has an effort on goal.
    Isabell Lehn Herlovsen gets a chance ten metres out but fires over under pressure from Gudrún Sóley Gunnarsdóttir.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: As things stand, Iceland will be certain to finish fourth and Germany will be confirmed as group winners, with Norway and France left to battle for second spot when they meet at Helsinki Football Stadium on Sunday.
  • 47
    (Iceland) has an effort on goal.
  • 46
    Pedersen (Norway) has an effort on goal.
    Cecilie Pedersen's drive is parried after Solveig Gulbrandsen was allowed to carry the ball deep into the Iceland area.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: The half-time whistle blows immediately after Cecilie Pedersen, making her first international start, buries the ball to give Norway the lead. Though neither side had really managed to mount sustained pressure and both goalkeepers enjoyed a relatively calm 45 minutes, it was Siggi Eyjólfsson's Iceland who had looked to be the more capable team until they conceded.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • Goal
    45
    Pedersen (Norway) scores!
    Cecilie Pedersen opens the scoring with the final kick of the half as she nimbly turns between Gudrún Sóley Gunnarsdóttir and Katrín Jónsdóttir before sweeping a confident finish under Thóra Helgadóttir.
  • 42
    Magnúsdóttir (Iceland) commits a foul after challenging Akerhaugen (Norway).
  • 41
    Magnúsdóttir (Iceland) is flagged for offside.
  • 39
    Stensland (Norway) has an effort on goal.
    Iceland fail to clear sufficiently and Ingvild Stensland's drive just misses two of her own players, either of whom could have diverted the ball into the net, before just evading the far post.
  • 39
    Gardarsdóttir (Iceland) fouls.
  • 38
    (Norway) has an effort on goal.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir and Dóra María Lárusdóttir have returned to their original positions. Iceland have been the more dynamic side going forward, while disrupting the majority of Norway's forays forward, though some inaccurate Norwegian passing has made their task slightly easier.
  • 37
    M. Vidarsdóttir (Iceland) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Akerhaugen (Norway).
  • 36
    (Norway) has an effort on goal.
  • 35
    Stefánsdóttir (Iceland) fouls.
  • 34
    Gardarsdóttir (Iceland) takes the free-kick.
  • 34
    Stensland (Norway) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Magnúsdóttir (Iceland).
  • 34
    M. Vidarsdóttir (Iceland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 33
    Stensland (Norway) has an effort on goal.
    Testing efforts have been few and far between so far with Ingvild Stensland's latest attempt a simple save low down for Thóra Helgadóttir.
  • 32
    (Iceland) has an effort on goal.
  • 31
    Giske (Norway) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Gardarsdóttir (Iceland).
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: Iceland winger Dóra María Lárusdóttir has been treatening down Norway's left flank and will now get a chance to run at Norway right-back Toril Hetland Akerhaugen, having switched sides with Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir.
  • 28
    Gardarsdóttir (Iceland) delivers the corner.
  • 25
    M. Vidarsdóttir (Iceland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 23
    (Norway) has an effort on goal.
  • 22
    (Norway) has an effort on goal.
  • 21
    M. Vidarsdóttir (Iceland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 20
    (Iceland) has an effort on goal.
  • 19
    Pedersen (Norway) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 19
    Rønning (Norway) takes the free-kick.
  • 18
    Gardarsdóttir (Iceland) commits a foul after challenging Gulbrandsen (Norway).
  • 17
    Stensland (Norway) takes the corner.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: Norway have twice come close to conceding in the opening stages and need to impose themselves on this game. Not easy against opponents who know defeat would end their chances in this tournament.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: The Iceland fans are now bashing out a samba rhythm, but no chance of anyone mistaking this for Brazil. This summer’s evening in Finland is decidedly chilly.
  • 13
    Gardarsdóttir (Iceland) takes the corner.
  • 12
    Lárusdóttir (Iceland) has an effort on goal.
    Dóra María Lárusdóttir appears to attempt a cross but it slices over Ingrid Hjelmseth and bounces back into play off the far post.
  • 10
    (Iceland) has an effort on goal.
  • 10
    M. Vidarsdóttir (Iceland) takes the free-kick.
  • 9
    Mjelde (Norway) fouls.
  • 5
    (Norway) has an effort on goal.
  • 4
    Stensland (Norway) takes the corner.
  • 1
    Magnúsdóttir (Iceland) has an effort on goal.
    Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir nearly gives Iceland a dream starrt inside ten seconds but her shot just misses the far post.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: The Iceland fans are making themselves heard here in Lahti, though there is also a colourful collection of Norway fans now letting their own thoughts be known. They mostly consist of chanting their country's name repeatedly, and why not? Iceland coach Siggi Eyjólfsson applauds his team's fans as he takes his place in the dugout.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: For their part, Iceland have switched from their 4-4-1-1 formation against France to a 4-2-3-1 strategy, with Katrín Ómarsdóttir the only player losing her starting berth. Dóra Stefánsdóttir will open the game in her place in a defensive midfield role, while further forward prolific striker Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir will plough a lone furrow in attack.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: Norway coach has sprung a couple of surprises by bringing in Cecilie Pedersen for fellow forward Elise Hove Thorsnes, while Anneli Giske has been given a midfield berth in place of Melissa Wiik. Aged just 18, Pedersen will be making her first ever start for her country, having come on as a 72nd-minute substitute in the defeat by Germany. Central midfielder Giske made her senior debut in Norway's final qualifier against Russia.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Lahti Stadium: Welcome to Lahti, where Iceland and Norway need to put points on the board in Group B. Both lost first time out – Norway going down 4-0 to Germany and Iceland losing 3-1 to France – and a second consecutive defeat here could spell the end to either’s hopes. That is almost certainly only true of Iceland, though, with Germany seemingly heading to victory against France elsewhere in the section. A German victory would require Iceland to prevail to keep their chances alive.
  • Iceland fail to clear sufficiently and Ingvild Stensland's drive just misses two of her own players, either of whom could have diverted the ball into the net, before just evading the far post.

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

Match list

Latest goals

Fouls

Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

Norway

Norway

1Thóra Helgadóttir (GK)1Ingrid Hjelmseth (GK)
2Gudrún Sóley Gunnarsdóttir2Toril Hetland Akerhaugen
3Ólína Vidarsdóttir4Ingvild Stensland (C)
4Edda Gardarsdóttir5Anneli Giske
6Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir6Camilla Huse
7Dóra Stefánsdóttir7Trine Bjerke Rønning
8Katrín Jónsdóttir (C)8Solveig Gulbrandsen
9Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir9Isabell Lehn Herlovsen
10Dóra María Lárusdóttir17Maren Mjelde
11Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir21Lene Storløkken
14Erna Sigurdardóttir22Cecilie Pedersen

Substitutes

22Sandra Sigurdardóttir (GK)12Caroline Knutsen (GK)
13Gudbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (GK)13Christine Nilsen (GK)
5Ásta Árnadóttir3Marita Skammelsrud Lund
12Gudný Ódinsdóttir10Melissa Wiik
15Katrín Ómarsdóttir11Leni Larsen Kaurin
16Rakel Logadóttir14Marit Sandvei
17Erla Steinunn Arnardóttir15Hedda Strand Gardsjord
18Rakel Hönnudóttir16Elise Hove Thorsnes
19Sif Atladóttir18Runa Vikestad
20Fanndís Fridriksdóttir19Ingvild Isaksen
21Kristín Bjarnadóttir20Kristin Lie

Coach

Sigurdur Ragnar Eyjolfsson (ISL) Bjarne Berntsen (NOR)

Referee

Cristina Dorcioman (ROU)

Assistant referees

Lada Rojc (CRO), Natalie Walker (ENG)

Fourth official

Kirsi Heikkinen (FIN)