Belgium 1-1 Iceland: Vanhaevermaet penalty rescues point for Belgians

Belgium 1-1 Iceland: Justine Vanhaevermaet’s penalty rescues a point for Belgians after Berglind Thorvaldsdottir’s header opened the scoring in Group D face-off

  • Belgium and Iceland played out a 1-1 draw in their opening game of Euro 2022 
  • Berglind Thorvaldsdottir gave Iceland the lead with a well taken header  
  • Before Justine Vanhaevermaet equalised from the spot with a neat finish
  • France and Italy will face-off in the other Group D match this afternoon 

Belgium and Iceland saw the points shared in their Euro 2022 opener after goals from Justine Vanhaevermaet and Beglind Thorvaldsdottir.

Thorvaldsdottir had to opportunity to open the scoring in the first-half but saw her penalty saved by Nicky Evrard in the Belgium goal – before netting a header early in the second-half.

Iceland were in front for just 15 minutes before Vanhaevermaet equalised from the spot following a foul by Iceland defender Gunnhildur Jonsdottir. 

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Belgium’s Justine Vanhaevermaet celebrates after equalising from the spot for her country

The Belgian No. 10 made no mistake from the spot after a foul on team-mate Elena Dhont

Berglind Thorvaldsdottir had given Iceland the lead with a well taken header in the second-half

The 30-year-old saw her first-half penalty saved before later scoring in the Group D opener

The Belgium players surround Nicky Evrard after she denies Thorvaldsdottir from the spot

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