Top five U21 conclusions: Switzerland 2-0 Iceland & Denmark 2-1 Belarus
1. Switzerland don’t waste any time. Their first-minute goal against Iceland won them the match – the Icelandic heads immediately dropped.
2. Xherdan Shaqiri might have to be fitted with a horse racing-style handicap for the semi-finals. He looks a cut above so far.
3. It is a good job Christian Eriksen’s poor penalty bounced straight back to him for a tap-in. Under 21 tournaments are lacking in atmosphere as it is without the hosts being eliminated at the group stage.
4. It is hard not to feel sorry for Iceland. It’s the first time they have qualified. While clubs from other nations squabbled over whether their players should be released for the tournament, Iceland shut down their domestic league for the duration of the Under 21 Championships. And they’ve ended up as the whipping boys.