Hungary Stay Atop, A Night to Forget for Ronaldo

- Hungary Stay Atop, A Night to Forget for Ronaldo -
 

A late own goal from Iceland gave Hungary an important point in their quest to progress from the group stage. In Group F’s other match, Ronaldo failed to convert a penalty, on a night where he became Portugal’s most capped player, as Portugal played to a goalless draw with Austria.

uefa euro 2016 - group stage (group f)

Iceland 1 - 1 Hungary
Sigurdsson (p) 40' Saevarsson (og) 88'

Iceland pulled ahead when Sigurdsson won and successfully converted a penalty with 5 minutes remaining in the first half. Both teams created chances throughout the game, with Iceland looking the better of the two sides. However, with two minutes remaining in the game, Hungary drew level through Saevarsson’s own goal. The ball was whipped into the box from the right and Saevarsson’s attempted clearance ended up in the back of his own net.
The late goal gave the Hungary an important point as they surprisingly lead the way in Group F. Iceland recorded their second draw in group play and will need to get a result in their final group match against Austria to have hopes of advancing.


uefa euro 2016 - group stage (group f)

Portugal 0 - 0 Austria

Portugal dominated both halves and created numerous chances on Austria’s goal. Austria threatened on a couple of occasions, but Portugal’s defense was able to withstand Austria’s attack. The goal was looming for Portugal and with 10 minutes remaining Ronaldo was awarded a penalty. A goal for Ronaldo would have been a great way to make his mark on a night where he became Portugal’s most capped player (128 appearances with Portugal). However, it was not meant to be as Ronaldo’s penalty was stopped by the post and Portugal drew their second game at Euro 2016. Santos’ men will need a win against group leaders Hungary to advance to the round of 16 while Austria will need all three points in their final group match against Iceland.