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Euro 2016 Group F Round-up: Portugal - Austria, Iceland Hungary play out twin draws

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Cristiano RonaldoHungary continue to be the surprise leaders of a tumultuous Group F at the European Championships after Matchweek 2 ended in a pair of draws which leaves the unexpected group leaders within sniffing distance of qualification should they avoid defeat against Portugal in their final outing.

Portugal themselves meanwhile find themselves level on points and behind on goals scored with minnows Iceland, who followed up their 1-1 draw against the Portuguese with another 1-1 draw today against Hungary. Austria meanwhile have got off the mark today courtesy of holding Portugal to a 0-0 draw at the Parc des Princes, but still find themselves bottom of the group having yet to score a goal in the competition, and quite possibly needing a win against Iceland in their last game to qualify.

Today's matches saw Iceland go up against Hungary first, and it was the minnows who took the lead in the 40th minute when Gylfi Sigurðsson scored from the spot after a dramatic fall to the ground by Aron Gunnarsson after colliding with Tamas Kadar chasing a loose ball in the box. The goal itself though was very preventable had veteran Hungary keeper Gabor Kiraly not made a mess of attempting to clear a corner.

Hungary attacked with plenty of gusto in the second half and got a deserved draw in the end courtesy of an own goal from in the 87th minute of the game from Icelandic defender Birkir Saevarsson. In fairness to Saevarsson he had an attacker behind him who would have surely scored had he not intervened in his attempt to clear Hungarian substitute Nemanja Nikolic's cross.

The draw was hard on Iceland, who would have surely qualified for the last 16 had they not conceded, and even had a late chance to win it with legendary forward Eidur Gudjohsen seeing his shot from distance deflected behind after Sigurðsson had hit the wall with his cheeky attempt to squeeze the ball under them from a late freekick.

Meanwhile, the second Group F game of the day saw Portugal unable to breakdown a stubborn Austrian defence, despite once again creating a whole host of chances. Austria's best moment of the game came as early as the fourth minute with Martin Harnik heading wide from Marcel Sabitzer's right wing cross.

Austrian were very poor for the first hour, barely able to stitch two passes together, while Portugal were guilty once again of not taking the opportunities that came their way.

Nani saw an effort saved by Robert Almer, and when he finally beat the keeper, his header rebounded back into play off the post.

Late in the second half, Portugal should have taken the lead from the penalty spot after Cristiano Ronaldo won himself an opportunity following a tangle in the box with Martin Hinteregger, but the world class Portuguese forward hit the post with his spot-kick.

Moments later it appeared he had redeemed himself by scoring with a text book header but the goal was rightly ruled out for offside.

Austria were able to hang on for a point, and with 3 teams potentially qualifying from each group, they are still very much in with a shout should they be able to win their last group game.

Group F Scores:

Hungary 1-1 Iceland

Portugal 0-0 Austria