Comeback at the Kaplakrikavöllur

Things started slowly for the first quarter-hour in Hafnarfjörður, but the home side quickly got into gear and it looked like it was going to be a long day for Vikingur.  With possession deep in the Vikingur end, FH broke through in the 27th minute with a header in off a corner.  Vikingur was unable to capitalize on some opportunities late in the first half, with Hafsteinsson heading off the crossbar and Torres’s strike going wide, and halftime saw them down 1-0.

Early in the second half, things got worse for Vikingur, with another FH goal off a corner, to put the visitors down 2-0.  It looked bleak until Hafsteinsson was taken down in the box by FH keeper Róbert Örn Óskarsson, who got sent off and brought Toni Espinosa to the penalty spot.  Espinosa’s shot snuck past backup FH keeper Dadi Larusson, and the match was on, with Vikingur bringing on Björn Pálsson to put more pressure on the attack.

The pressure paid off in the 79th minute, as Kiko Insa scored off a corner from Espinosa.  The last twenty minutes was a wild run up and down the pitch, with both sides getting opportunities but being unable to convert.  Vikingur comes away with the road point against a top-class team, and will enjoy the long break until facing off at home against perennial powerhouse and top-sitting KR.

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