Portugal vs Iceland


UEFA Euro 2016

Group F

June 14th

Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France


31′ Nani

50′ Bjarnason

Thanks for joining us.

FT: The result means that Iceland go joint second with Portugal with a point, behind Hungary in first who have three points. Austria are bottom without a point.

FT: Lacklustre defending from Vierinha has cost Portugal who was ball-watching instead of defending and it was his error that allowed Bjarnason to sneak in and fire home. Portugal were denied a number of times much to the credit of the Iceland defence and goalkeeper who made a number of fine saves.

FT: So Iceland have frustrated Portugal and managed to get a point. The tournament newcomers defended resolutely and were in inspiring form. Portugal dominated possession sharing 72% of it and having 28 attempts, however they weren’t clinical enough and Iceland took their chance and possibly could have stole it with Finnbogason.

90’+3′ The freekick is blocked by the wall and the referee blows .

90’+3′ Ronaldo’s freekick is blocked by the arm by Finnbogason who receives a yellow card.

90’+3′ Nani wins a freekick in a good position.

90’+1′ Quaresma wins a freekick in a promising position.

90′ There will be three additional minutes.

89′ Second Iceland change sees Bjarnason replace Gudmundsson.

88′ Árnason concedes a corner.

87′ Ronaldo is caught offside.

86′ Close!! Quaresma curls an effort off-target.

85′ Chance!! Finnbogason receives the ball in the area and forces Patrício into a good save.

84′ Chance!! A Nani cross is met by Ronaldo but his header is saved well by Halldórsson who gathers at the second attempt. Should have scored by his standards.

83′ Final Portugal change sees Éder replace Gomes.

81′ Chance!! Quaresma’s corner is headed just over by Pepe.

81′ Ronaldo’s effort deflects behind for a corner.

80′ Ronaldo wins a freekick.

80′ First Iceland change sees Alfred Finnbogason replace Sigthórsson

79′ Ronaldo is caught offside.

78′ The corner is cleared.

77′ Vierinha wins a corner.

77′ The corner is taken short before Iceland concede a throw-in.

77′ Chance!! Quaresma fires an effort that forces Halldórsson into a good save at his near-post.

75′ Second Portugal change sees Mário replaced by Ricardo Quaresma.

73′ Sanches is penalised for a high foot.

72′ Close!! Ronaldo surges forward and fires an effort that goes just over.

70′ Chance!! Guerreiro’s delivery is flicked-on by Nani and it goes millimetres wide of the far-post.

70′ First Portugal change sees Renato Sanches replace Moutinho.

69′ Ronaldo wins a freekick in a promising position.

67′ Pepe wins a freekick.

62′ Chance!! Vierinha sends in a deflected cross that is almost met by Nani and Iceland scramble but Halldórsson claims the ball at the second attempt.

60′ Chance!! The corner is taken quickly and Guerreiro’s first-time effort is saved well by Halldórsson.

59′ Chance!! Gomes shifts the ball onto his left foot and forces Halldórsson into a good save: tipping the ball behind.

59′ The delivery is cleared.

58′ Guerreiro wins a freekick in a good position.

55′ Pepe is penalised for a foul.

54′ Bjarnason receives a yellow card for a late challenge on Vierinha.

52′ Vierinha earns a Portuguese corner.

50′ Goal!! Terrible Portuguese defending allows an Iceland cross to fall at Bjarnason who volleys home past Patrício. A goal out of nothing.

48′ Chance!! The corner is cleared to Vierinha who volleys well wide.

47′ Iceland concede a cheap corner.

46′ Chance!! A Mário ball forward is half-cleared into the path of Ronaldo who volleys narrowly wide.

45′ Portugal get the second-half underway.

HT: So will Portugal get another or will Iceland get back into the game? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: Iceland have seen very little of the ball but look dangerous from set-pieces and should they win a freekick in a good position, Sigurdsson could be a threat.Portugal need to keep up this momentum if they are to win this game.

HT: Portugal have dominated the possession and could have had two or three. Nani should have scored an earlier header from close-range and had Ronaldo made contact with a volley, it could have been curtains early on.

HT: So Portugal lead at the break thanks to Nani’s goal, although it could have been so different had Sigurdsson stuck away his earlier chance.

45′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

45′ Nani is caught late.

43′ Moutinho is penalised for a foul.

43′ Close!! Vierinha sends in a fine cross that just evades the head of Ronaldo.

40′ Chance!! Gomes finds Moutinho who fires an effort that Halldórsson saves well.

37′ Sigurdsson’s delivery is cleared by Ronaldo.

37′ Vierinha concedes a corner.

36′ Portugal concede a corner.

34′ Nani wins a freekick after a foul by Sigurdsson.

34′ The corner is claimed by Halldórsson.

33′ Chance!! The delivery is cleared to Gomes whose volley deflects just over for a corner.

32′ Guerreiro’s delivery is cleared behind for a corner.

32′ Portugal win a freekick in a promising position.

31′ Goal!! Vierinha finds Gomes who sends in a fine ball across goal that Nani meets and fires home past Halldórsson at the near-post.

26′ Moutinho’s delivery is claimed by Halldórsson.

25′ Bjarnason is penalised for a foul and concedes a freekick in a promising position.

25′ Chance!! Pepe finds Ronaldo with a fine cross-field pass but the Portugal skipper swings and misses on the volley when he should score and Halldórsson palms the loose ball away.

24′ Pepe wins a freekick.

23′ Ronaldo is caught offside.

22′ Close!! Vierinha finds Ronaldo with a cross but the Madrid man’s header is just wide.

20′ Chance!! Ronaldo does brilliant to send in a fine cross that’s met by Nani who has a free header and should score but Halldórsson makes a fine instinctive save with his feet.

20′ Mário wins a freekick.

19′ Play resumes.

18′ Sigurdsson is down and the referee opts to stop play.

17′ Chance!! Vierinha beats his man before cutting inside to fire an effort that Halldórsson saves at the second attempt.

12′ Mário wins a freekick in the attacking half.

11′ Ronaldo looks for a foul but the referee is unmoved.

10′ The freekick is overhit.

9′ Danilo is adjudged to have fouled Sigurdsson.

9′ Ronaldo can’t prevent the ball from going out of play.

6′ The corner is claimed by Halldórsson.

5′ Chance!! Moutinho’s corner is taken short and Guerreiro’s delivery is flicked-on by Danilo before a deflection takes the ball narrowly wide.

5′ Gomes wins a corner.

4′ Moutinho’s delivery is flicked-on by Nani but Halldórsson claims the ball.

4′ Nani wins a freekick.

2′ Chance!! Sigurdsson cuts inside before firing an effort that Patrício palms into the Iceland striker again but his follow-up is easily saved by the Sporting keeper who claims at the second attempt.

1′ Vierinha sends in a cross but Halldórsson claims the ball with ease.

0′ Iceland get the game underway.

Team news:

Portugal: Rui Patrício (GK), Raphaël Guerreiro, Ricardo Carvalho, Pepe, Vieirinha, Danilo Pereira, André Gomes, João Moutinho, João Mário, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani

Iceland: Hannes Halldórsson (GK), Ari Skúlason, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Kári Árnason, Birkir Már Sævarsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Aron Gunnarsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson, Kolbeinn Sigthórsson, Jón Dadi Bödvarsson


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