Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo sulked after their first match of Euro 2016, while Austria were upset by a Hungary side with plenty of desire and bite. Now, both teams will look to overcome those disappointments when they meet in Group F at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Saturday.
Much of the talk after Portugal's 1-1 draw with a gallant Iceland was Ronaldo's reaction to the result. Instead of admitting the Portugal players just ran into an impenetrable iceberg, Ronaldo decided to take his frustrations out on the Iceland players.
That, deservedly, led to criticism on the Portuguese superstar, and the only way to quieten those negative noises for Ronaldo and co. is to put on a perfect performance against Austria.
"We did some good things against Iceland," Portugal manager Fernando Santos told UEFA's official website. "We have to magnify them even more now, and improve on the things we didn't do so well."
While Portugal vs Iceland was all about one team attacking and the other defending, and quite well too, Santos knows this Portugal vs Iceland game will be a lot more balanced, considering the Austrians also like to go forward whenever presented with an opportunity.
"Austria are a very strong team. It's not for nothing that they're in the top ten in the FIFA rankings. Over the last four or five years they have developed and the personnel has mainly stayed the same.
"They're strong in attack and have many players with great qualities and technical ability. They are very different to Iceland. Austria are a team full of quality players who want the ball and know how to play. There is no need to pay special attention to any one player, we must pay special attention to the entire Austria squad."
Austria were tipped as one of the dark horses of the tournament after a fantastic Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, but when it came to major tournament football, they fell a little flat, with Hungary hitting them with a couple of goals. Austria will know they must improve their performance considerably, if they are to beat Portugal, with the onus on the likes of David Alaba and Marko Arnautovic to shine.
"We have to play differently to how we did in the defeat by Hungary," Austria manager Marcel Koller said. "We've analysed it and tried to learn from it, but we need to be more clinical with our chances, play more calmly and be more compact defensively.
"It's the little things that decide games at this level, and you have to do these little things better than your opponents."
Where to Watch Live
Portugal vs Austria is scheduled for a 9 p.m. local time (12.30 a.m. IST, 8 p.m. BST, 3 p.m. ET) start. The live streaming and TV information you need is below.
Portugal: TV: Sport TV1 and RTP 1.
Austria: HRT2, ORF 1, SRF.
UK: TV: ITV1. Live Streaming: ITV Hub.
France: TV: Bein Sports. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
USA: TV: ESPN and ESPN 3. Live Streaming: Watch ESPN.
Canada: TV: TSN and RDS. Live Streaming: TSN TV.
Australia: TV: Bein Sports and SBS One. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
Germany: TV: ZDF and ORF.
China and Hong Kong: TV: CCTV and LeTV.
Thailand: TV: Channel 3.
Singapore: TV: Eleven Singapore and Singtel. Live Streaming: Singtel Go.
Malaysia: TV: Astro.
Latin America: TV: DirecTV.
Middle East and North Africa: TV: Bein Sports Max. Live Streaming: Bein SportsConnect.
South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa: TV: SuperSport 3. Live Streaming: SuperSport