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Mads Bech scores as Denmark beat Iceland at Under-21 Euros

Sorensen and Mads Roerslev get better of Patrik Gunnarsson in Hungary

29 March 2021

It was Denmark with Mads Bech Sorensen and Mads Roerslev who got the better of Patrik Gunnarsson's Iceland in the Under-21 European Championship group stages on Sunday.

The two sides had contrasting starts in Group C with Denmark beating France 1-0 while Iceland lost 4-1 to Russia. And the game in Győr followed that form with Denmark racing into a 2-0 lead inside 18 minutes. Gustav Isaksen netted the opener after just five minutes with Mads Bech grabbing the second, and his first at Under-21 level with a composed finish past Bees teammate Gunnarsson before the midway point of the half. 

With the two Mads playing 90 minutes in defence, Iceland mustered just one shot on target as Denmark put themselves in pole position to qualify. 

Should The Danes avoid defeat in their final game against Russia on Wednesday they will progess to May's Quarter-Finals as group winners. For Patrik and Iceland to join them, they would need to beat France with Denmark beating Russia, and turn around a six-goal difference. 

Mads Bech was earning his eighth cap at Under-21 level while for Mads Roerslev it was a sixth outing. For Iceland, Patrik Gunnarsson now has 12 Under-21 appearances, having started ten of Iceland's last 11 competitive games. 


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