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Hungary 3 - Portugal 3

Wednesday, 22nd June

Hungary had already qualified before the match.

Portugal needed at least a point from the game, but it was Hungary who took the lead in the 19th minute; a stunning half-volley from Zoltan Gera.

Portugal pulled themselves back into the game, and back in the tournament, three minutes before half-time; Nani running on to Ronaldo's weighted pass and slashing home with his left foot.

Half-time: Hungary 1 - Portugal 1

Right after the break, Hungary were back in front; captain Balazs Dzsudzsak's free-kick deflected into the net.

Then Ronaldo drew Portugal level again, just three minutes later, with a slick back-heel flick.

Frustration for the Portuguese captain soon followed, after Balazs Dzsudzsak fired another free-kick into the wall. The Portugal team seemed to stand and watch as Dzsudzsak picked up the rebound and sent a screamer in for Hungary's third.

Once again the Hungarian team went over to their fans to celebrate the goal together.

Cristiano Ronaldo's header leveled the scores at three goals a piece; to make this one of the most entertaining games of the tournament so far.

And then Hungary came so close to a fourth goal; the shot from Akos Elek hitting the near post.

Who England would play in the next round changed by the minute; as Austria equalised in the other game, to peg back Iceland.

Hungary topped the group, England were due to play Portugal as runners-up; then Iceland scored in the last seconds against Austria, who needed to win.

It won't be an easy game against Iceland; who tend to lose the keys to the bus.

Group F in Lyon.

Travel to Hungary Travel to Portugal

Final Score: Hungary 3 - Portugal 3

1:0 (Zoltan Gera, 19)
1:1 (Nani, 42)
2:1 (Balazs Dzsudzsak, 47)
2:2 (Cristiano Ronaldo, 50)
3:2 (Balazs Dzsudzsak, 55)
3:3 (Cristiano Ronaldo, 62)

Travel to Hungary Hungary:
1-Gabor Kiraly;
2-Adam Lang, 20-Richard Guzmics, 23-Roland Juhasz, 3-Mihaly Korhut;
10-Zoltan Gera, 16-Adam Pinter, 7-Balazs Dzsudzsak, 6-Akos Elek;
14-Xavier Viera, 9-Adam Szalai.

Travel to Portugal Portugal:
1-Rui Patricio;
11-Vieirinha, 3-Pepe, 6-Ricardo Carvalho, 19-Eliseu;
15-Andre Gomes, 14-William Carvalho, 8-Joao Moutinho, 10-Joao Mario;
7-Cristiano Ronaldo, 17-Nani.

Euro 2016 in France.

Travel to Iceland Iceland - Austria Travel to Austria (2:1) in St-Denis.
1:0 (Jon Bodvarsson, 18)
1:0 (Aleksandar Dragovic, 37pen miss)
1:1 (Alessandro Schoepf, 60)
2:1 (Arnor Traustason, 90+4)

Michel - Founder of TravelNotes.org and Meta-Travel.com