Watch: Gylfi Sigurdsson gives Iceland first ever lead at a major tournament

It’s been a historic week for the small island nation of Iceland. After recording their first ever match, point and goal at a major tournament against Portugal, this Iceland team took their first ever lead in a tournament thanks to Gylfi Sigurdsson’s first-half penalty.

Iceland spent most of the first-half chasing Hungary who had most of the possession. However,  Iceland’s well-organized defense made life tough on Hungary. Towards the end of the half, however, Iceland started getting forward and creating chances. One chance resulted in a corner kick. The kick was mishandled by Hungarian keeper Gábor Király, and fell to Aron Gunnarsson who promptly won a penalty for his side. Sigurdsson stepped up and scored for Iceland.

They now lead for the first time at a major tournament, and will look to go on and win their first match at such a tournament.

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