Euro 2016: Iceland hold Portugal to 1-1 draw

Photo: AP


Portugal were held to a draw by minnows Iceland as their Euro 2016 campaign got off to an unconvincing start, the BBC reports.

Gylfi Sigurdsson almost put Iceland in front early on but his angled shot and follow-up were both saved.

Nani slotted in for Portugal but Iceland worked a shock equaliser when Birkir Bjarnason volleyed home.

Cristiano Ronaldo had a late header saved for Portugal, while Iceland also went close to a winner when Alfred Finnbogason had a shot saved.

Iceland were making their first appearance at a major tournament and, despite Portugal having plenty of possession, held on for a memorable and heroic point.

Show More
Back to top button