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Euro 2016's dark horse: Iceland
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Euro 2016's dark horse: Iceland
SI Staff
Saturday June 18th, 2016

Just when Iceland thought it had its first victory in a major competition, Euro 2016's other Cinderella story struck with some heroics of its own.

An own goal on Birkir Saevarsson in the closing minutes salvaged a 1-1 draw for Hungary with Iceland in both teams' second match of Group F play. 

Iceland had struck first from the penalty spot, as Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson converted in the 40th minute to open the scoring. Gabor Kiraly spilled a ball in his own box, and Aron Gunnarsson was taken down on the ensuing scrum for the loose ball. Sigurdsson tucked his penalty to the left, while Kiraly dove the other way, giving Iceland its first lead ever in a major competition. It battled from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw with Portugal in the opening game.

Iceland defended resolutely until the 88th minute, when Nemanja Nikolic sent in a cross from the right. With fellow substitute Adam Szalai, who scored in the opening win over Austria, bearing down, Saevarsson kicked it into his own net.

Iceland's veteran and 37-year-old Eidur Gudjohnsen had a chance to win it at the death, after Sigurdsson's last-second free kick bounced off the wall right to him. His deflected chance from the top of the box went just wide, though, and the teams split the point.

Hungary fans entered the day feeling good after their side earned a 2-0 win over Austria to open Euro 2016, and they took to the streets of Marseille ahead of Saturday's battle with Iceland en masse in a brilliant show of support. 

A horde of fans were filmed chanting in unison on the way to the Stade Velodrome and the amazing scenes can be seen below:

Iceland closes group play against Austria, while Hungary, which has four points from two games, does the same against Portugal.

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