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Patrik Gunnarsson and Iceland start Euro Qualifiers with a win

Goalkeeper helps nation beat Turkey on Wednesday

15 November 2018

Patrik Gunnarsson and Iceland started their Under-19 European Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-1 victory over Turkey on Wednesday.

The Young Icelanders took a first-half lead against their hosts at the Arslan Zeki Demirci Spor Kompleksi in Manavgat through Brynjolfur Darri Willumsson. The points were then secured with six minutes to play thanks to a strike from Andri Lucas Gudjohnsen. Patrik saw his hopes of a clean sheet disappear in the final minute of added time as Yunus Akgün pulled one back.

The cap was Patrik’s second at Under-19 level, and 12th in total.

The win sets Kristinn Rúnar Jonsson’s side up nicely for a game against England, who beat Moldova 4-0 in their opener, which comes up on Saturday.

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