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Video: Hordur Magnusson Scores Fantastic Free-Kick vs Ireland

Video: Hordur Magnusson Scores Fantastic Free-Kick vs Ireland

Iceland defender Hordur Magnusson has given his country a 1-0 lead against Ireland after he dispatched an inch-perfect free-kick.

Magnusson, who plays for Championship side Bristol City, scored the only goal of the first-half with a set piece which left Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood with little chance.

Thankfully for Ireland fans, tonight’s match at the Aviva Stadium is a friendly, with manager Martin O’Neill selecting an experimental XI over his strongest team.

That being said, no matter the occasion, Magnusson’s free-kick still deserves to be applauded:

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Will O’Neill’s side, which includes Aberdeen winger Johnny Hayes and Preston midfielder Aiden McGeady, have enough to equalise in the second half?

Ireland currently sit second in their World Cup qualifying group, level on points with leaders Serbia and four points ahead of third placed Wales.

Meaning that a loss to Iceland probably wouldn’t affect moral too much in the camp, but a victory could help boost morale and lift the players ahead of their next qualifier against Austria in June.

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