Euro 2016: Hungary hold Iceland to 1-1 draw

Paris, June 19 (IANS) Hungary and Iceland played out a 1-1 draw in the Group F match of the European Championships here on Saturday.

After the draw, Iceland are in the second spot with two points from two matches behind Hungary who are leading the Group F points table with four points from two games.

Gylfi Sigurdsson’s first-half penalty gave Iceland the lead that they held until the 87th minute when Birkir Saevarsson diverted a cross from substitute Nemanja Nikolic into his own net, to deny Iceland their first win at a major tournament.

Hungary were good value for their point having applied concerted pressure throughout the second half and they head into their fixture with Portugal knowing victory will clinch top spot in Group F.

Iceland were impressive in defence to hold Portugal 1-1 in their opener, but the same scoreline will bring much different emotions, having shown great defensive resolve to hang on grimly to the lead they earned just before the break.

–IANS

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