Cristiano Ronaldo and co could only watch as a determined Iceland side came from behind to snatch a point in their group opener of the Euros in Saint Etienne on Tuesday.
Former Manchester United winger Luis Nani put Portugal in front but Birkir Bjarnason scored for the Icelanders to level the score.
As expected, it was a game in which the Portuguese dominated, with Ronaldo, Joao Mario and goalscorer Nani coming close on several occasions, while Iceland employed a methodical approach with the aim of catching Portugal napping on the break.
Iceland boss Lars Lagerback knew they couldn’t compete with Portugal for possession, so he set up his team as a solid defensive unit, while Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson tried to create the attacks whenever they had the ball.
That meant they would concede possession to Portugal, and that was exactly what happened, with Joao Mouitnho pulling the strings from midfield while Nani was also lively down the right.
And it wasn’t too long after the 31st minute, before the Fenerbahce man scored the opener, latching onto the ball in the area as the Iceland defenders went to sleep and Portugual looked in cruise control afterwards.
Andre Gomes displayed great vision and sent a pass to Nani, who shows brilliant composure inside the box to bury the ball into the bottom right corner.
If they thought the had the game wrapped up, they had another thing coming as Johann Gudmundsson sent a precise lofted cross into the box. Bjarnason latched on to it and finished with a quick shot. The goalkeeper was helpless against his effort directed straight inside the right post.
The draw leaves both teams with a point apiece in their first game of the competition and behind Hungary, who beat Austria earlier.