#Euro2016: Iceland 1-1 Hungary – Match Summary, Player Analysis

Iceland were denied a famous victory earlier today as Hungary snatched a late equalizer to claim their fourth point of the tournament.

Lars Lagerback’s men went 1-0 ahead in the first half, courtesy of Gylfi Sigurdsson’s well-taken penalty, but they were continuously pinned back for most parts of the game. It was nervy, for every Iceland fan out there, but their hope amplified as soon as the game entered its final 10 minutes.

Unfortunately for Iceland, their hopes of claiming an inaugural victory at a major international tournament, were dashed by a late own-goal from Sævarsson, allowing Hungary to snatch a late 1-1 draw. Nonetheless, here are the three players that impressed tonight!

Balazs Dzsudzsak

No surprises here, really. Dzsudzsak was always tipped to be Hungary’s key player and he did not disappoint by putting in an impressive shift against the Icelandic lads earlier today. The Hungarian skipper was a constant threat moving forward, and his deliveries were of top notch quality, throughout the match.

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Yet again, he was Iceland’s most influential player. Lagerback’s men adopted a defensive approach to this match, but every attacking foray of theirs involved Sigurdsson at some point. He was instrumental in threading key passes to help his teammates launch counter attacks. Also, he scored Iceland’s first ever goal in a major tournament today!

Kari Arnason

The Molde man was a tough nut to crack in Iceland’s midfield today. He sat deep, and formed a protective membrane over their center-backs – something that helped them contain the pressure that was applied by Hungary. The Iceland fans would be disappointed to have seen their side concede such a late goal, but no one would be as frustrated as Arnason, given that he was fantastic for previous 80 minutes.


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