Hungary pulled a little surprise of their own by beating Austria in the first match. Although they fell behind early in the second half, Hungary applied concerted pressure on the Iceland goal eventually resulting in an own goal by Saevarsson. Hungary now has four points and their final match against Portugal could decide the topper of this group.
Both teams impressed so far in the tournament but Hungary has four points in its kitty to show for its efforts. They will now need just one point to stay in the automatic qualification places. For Iceland, nothing’s lost as they get another chance at grabbing the knock-outs place.
Player of the game
Sigurdsson is one of those rare star players in this Iceland team. His calm authority on the ball was evident when he took the penalty and gave Iceland the lead. Late in the game and deep into injury time, he had a chance to win the game for them from a free kick but couldn’t do so. Irrespective of the result, Sigurdsson was the stand out player from both the sides.