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Euro 2016: Iceland stood up to Ronaldo

Евро-2016: Исландия не дрогнула перед РоналдуThe team’s most sparsely populated country for Euro 2016 a very worthy debut at the continental level.

Their intentions Icelanders said on the third minute – Sigurdsson burst into the penalty area but struck the ball straight at patrício. Portugal recovered quickly and began to look for ways to the goal of Halldorsson. The most active “Team elite” was Ronaldo missed several chances to score on its fourth European championship.

Portugal had an indisputable advantage – in the 35th minute Nani after a cross from andré Gomes sent the ball into the near corner of the Icelanders. Before the break, another half-chance was Ronaldo, who failed to reach the transmission of Vieirinha.

The debut of the second half remained with the islanders – in the 51st minute Vieirinha missed in the penalty area Bjarnason, and that volley scored a historic ball to his team at the European championship.

The team calmed down. 27:4 beats, 10:4 on target, 11:2 at corner 66 at 34% in ball possession, 545 135 on the exact gear – by the numbers Portugal outright beat the Icelanders, but it is difficult to call a draw newcomers Euro undeserved.

Portugal – Iceland 1:1
Goals: Nani, 31 — B. Bjarnason, 50

Portugal: Patrício — Gustavo, Carvalho, Pepe, Guerreiro, Mário (Quaresma, 76), Danilo Pereira Gomes (Heather, 84), Moutinho (Sanchez, 71) — Nani, Ronaldo
Iceland: Halldorsson — Severson, Sigurdsson, Arnason, Skulason — Gudmundsson (E. Bjarnason, 81), Gunnarsson, Sigurdsson, B. Bjarnason — Sigthórsson (Finnbogason, 81), Bodvarsson

Warning: B. Bjarnason, Finnbogason, 90+4

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