Hungary fought back to earn a deserved point through a late Birkir Saevarsson own goal after they failed to crack open a stern Icelandic defence for the majority of the match.
Hungary 1-1 Iceland
Both sides were confident after a set of positive results against the two stronger sides in the group. Hungary had shocked Austria with a stunning 2-0 win, while Iceland held their own against Portugal in a 1-1 draw.
Looking to cement an unlikely place in the Round of 16 already, Hungary dominated the opening exchanges, with Iceland adopting a backs-to-the-wall approach. However, it was the Hungarians who were worried by a long throw in the tenth minute, as Jon Dadi Bodvarsson headed over from 10 yards out.
Hungary skipper Balasz Dzsudzsak tried his luck with two efforts, neither failing to trouble goalkeeper Hans Halldorsson. As much as his side continued to apply pressure on the Icelandic backline, the opposition continued to pose a threat on the counter. Johann Gudmundsson shrugged off a defender and forced a save from 40-year-old Gabor Kiraly, although the striker should have done much better with his chance from 8 yards.
Again, Iceland countered at blistering pace, and after Kiraly failed to gather a cross from the right. From the resulting melee in the box, Aaron Gunnarsson was deemed to have been fouled by Tamas Kadar and a penalty was awarded. Sigurdsson stepped up to confidently smash the spot-kick home, jubilation for Iceland.
It was much of the same for the second half, as Hungary peppered shots on target from distance, in hope rather than expectation of Halldorsson spilling the ball. Dzsudzsak again tung the palms of the goalkeeper with a low, swerving drive and Iceland survived. The pressure was ramped up another notch by the trailing side, and Icelandic legend Eidur Gudjohnsen took to the field to experience international football once more.
Eventually, Iceland caved in. A low, drilled ball across the six-yard area evaded the 'keeper Halldorsson and turned in by defender Birkir Saevarsson for an own goal. Desperate scenes for Iceland, who had held their own against wave after wave of attack thus far, and Hungarian fans erupted in the stands as if their side had won the game itself.
Gylfi Sigurdsson threatened to spoil the party with the last kick of the game, as a free kick presented itself to the playmaker on the edge of the box. The Stade Velodrome had fallen silent as he stepped up, right-footed - and crashed the ball against the wall, it just wasn't meant to be for Lars Lagerback's side.
While a win would have virtually ensured their progression to the next round, Iceland can still be optimistic of advancing with their unbeaten start still intact. As for Hungary, four points from two games should be enough to see them qualify, though Portugal will not be giving them an easy day at the office in their fixture on Wednesday.