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Hungary exult and Iceland only draw after Birkir Saevarsson own goal

Iceland's Birkir Saevarsson scores an own goal and Hungary's first

Hungary may still have to prove they are big enough to merit sharing a pitch with a certain Cristiano Ronaldo. Frankly it was hard enough for them sharing a pitch with Iceland. In this meeting of two of Euro 2016’s surprise teams Iceland were less than three minutes plus added away from etching their names into the history books as they pumped every muscle to protect a 1-0 lead. But as has become typical of this tournament, a late twist wrestled away the storyline.

Republic of Ireland outclassed by Belgium everywhere except the stands

Republic of Ireland fans

Twenty-two years ago to the day since Ray Houghton scored that famous goal against Italy at the 1994 World Cup finals, the Republic of Ireland went in search of another memorable victory against a European powerhouse. This time, however, there was no fairytale ending and unless Martin O’Neill and his players can summon something spectacular against the Azzurri in Lille on Wednesday, all roads point to home for Ireland.