The Icelandic national U-21 team in men’s football beat Scotland 2-1 in Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík yesterday. Nearly 7,300 people watched the game, which is a record for the U-21 team.
The first goal of the game was scored early on by Scotsman Jamie Murphy. In the 34th minute Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson evened the score and in the second half, substitute Almarr Ormarsson guaranteed Iceland’s victory in the 78th minute, Morgunbladid reports.
Yesterday’s game was the first of two games between Iceland and Scotland in a replay for a seat in the European Championship finals. The second game will take place in Edinburgh on Monday.
In an interview with the Daily Record, Murphy claimed that the Scots can still crack Iceland despite the defeat in Reykjavík.
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