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Iceland 1 - Hungary 1

Saturday, 18th June

Iceland were criticised by Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, but perhaps Portugal just weren't good enough to beat them on the night.

Hungary started more lively than Portugal did, leaving Iceland no time to park up anywhere.

Hungary were probably unfortunate to concede a penalty shortly before half-time, after Gabor Kiraly fumbled the ball at a corner and tumbled to the floor.

The referee felt an Iceland player was impeded and Gylfi Sigurdsson made no mistake from the spot.

Half-time: Iceland 1 - Hungary 0

Hungary may not have created too many clear cut chances in the second-half but they played with the initiative, the determination and the will to get back on level terms.

The Iceland goalkeeper looked suspect at times and needed to be be tested. Hungary needed to get in the box more.

With so many late, late goals in this tournament Hungary continued to push forward; Balazs Dzsudzsak working relentlessly for the Hungarians on the flank.

Then, with three minutes left, substitute Nemanja Nikolic ran into the Iceland penalty area on the right, and slipped the ball across the face of goal.

With Daniel Bode on his back, Birkir Saevarsson stretched out his leg and put the ball in his own net.

Then another last second drama, as Hungary conceded a free-kick on the edge of their area; so close to another penalty.

Tense moments but the free-kick was kept out, and the whistle blown.

Group F in Marseille.

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Final Score: Iceland 1 - Hungary 1

1:0 (Gylfi Sigurdsson, 30pen)
1:1 (Birkir Saevarsson, own goal, 87)

Iceland:
1-Hannes Thor Halldorsson;
2-Birkir Mar Saevarsson, 6-Ragnar Sigurdsson, 14-Kari Arnason, 23-Ari Freyr Skulason;
7-Johann Berg Gudmundsson, 10-Gylfi Sigurdsson, 17-Aron Gunnarsson, 8-Birkir Bjarnason;
9-Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, 15-Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.

Hungary:
1-Gabor Kiraly;
2-Adam Lang, 20-Richard Guzmics, 23-Roland Juhasz, 4-Tamas Kadar;
15-Laszlo Kleinheisler, 10-Zoltan Gera, 8-Adam Nagy, 18-Zoltan Stieber;
19-Tamas Priskin, 7-Balazs Dzsudzsak.

Euro 2016 in France.

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