KR from Reykjavík stood up as winner after beating Thór from Akureyri 2-0 in the Iceland Cup final at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík on Saturday in front of an audience of more than 5,000 people.
From a different game at Laugardalsvöllur. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Thór fought hard throughout the game, earning plenty of opportunities to score, but luck just wasn’t on their side this time.
Shortly before the end of the first half Gudmundur Már Gudmundsson of Thór scored a self-goal and the team hit the cross-beam a total of five times. In the 81st minute, Baldur Sigurdsson added a second goal for KR.
“I look at the board and see that it says 2-0 for KR. But I don’t understand how this game could end like this because we played fantastically and if we ever deserved to win a game this summer it is this one,” commented captain of Thór Thorsteinn Ingason to Morgunbladid.
“I think victory was supposed to be on our side today. I wondered after the game whether this wasn’t just fate. It is an unbelievable result judging by all the shots to the cross-beam. Thór were difficult today and really unlucky,” said Viktor Bjarki Arnarsson of KR.
In other sport news, ÍR of Reykjavík won the Iceland Cup in track and field for the third year in a row and 20th time overall last weekend, while GR, the Reykjavík golf club, defended its title in the Icelandic team contest, both among the men and women.
Meanwhile, Icelandic golfer Ólafur Björn Loftsson earned a seat at the PGA Championship in Greensboro in North Carolina next week, where many of the world’s best golfers will compete, by winning the state’s Cardinal tournament yesterday, visir.is reports.