Euro 2008 qualifier

Iceland 1 - Spain 1

Once again a late goal from substitute Andrés Iniesta saved the day for Spain. Although they were favourites to beat Iceland, the rain and wind made playing conditions difficult, and they were up against it when Xabi Alonso was sent off with only twenty minutes on the clock. Hallfredsson gave the Scandinavian side the lead when he headed home Gudjonnson's cross five minutes before the break, and a couple of minutes later David Villa had a goal ruled out for a dubious offside. Aragonés took a risk bringing off his main striker Fernando Torres, but his replacement Iniesta battled through to equalise with only four minutes remaining. Results elsewhere favoured Spain, who now have to win their three remaining home games and draw in Denamrk at least to be sure of qualifying. (08.09.07)