2 - 2
FT

Kai Havertz 66' -
Scored: 66'


Leon Goretzka 83' -
Scored: 83'


Scored: 10'
- Adam Szalai 10'

Scored: 67'
- András Schafer 67'


Euro 2020 Report: Germany 2 - 2 Hungary

Thu, Jun 24 2021

Roland Sallai of Hungary stretches for the ball whilst under pressure from Manuel Neuer of Germany during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between Germany and Hungary at Allianz Arena on June 23, 2021 in Munich, Germany. Credit: Sebastian Widmann - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

A night of unbelievable drama was played out at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Wednesday night as Hungary almost caused the shock of the tournament by sending Germany home from Euro 2020 without qualifying from the group stages.

Germany has never failed to qualify from the group stages of any major tournament but they were within 11 minutes of doing so, ironically in Joachim Low’s last tournament in charge of the team, before substitute Leon Goretzka’s strike in the 83rd minute gave them a 2-2 draw and second place in the group.

To categorise Hungary as gallant losers would do them an injustice, as they were truly magnificent throughout the game, displaying extraordinary levels of skill, fitness and desire as they more than matched their more vaunted opponents in all facets of the game.

There was very heavy rain in Munich at the start of the game but it did not deter Marco Rossi’s side as, after absorbing some early German pressure, they took the lead with an exquisite goal in the 10th minute. 

Midfield playmaker Roland Sallai’s curled a superb ball between two German defenders from wide on Hungary’s right and centre forward and captain Adam Salazai got between the defenders and directed his header downwards and out of the reach of Manual Neuer in the German goal.

Germany had 70% of the possession in the first half but they seemed shell shocked after the concession of the goal and were generally very laboured in their build up play and had very few chances, their best chance being a Mats Hummel header which came off the cross bar after a Kai Havertz corner kick in the 20th minute.

The result in the other Group F match in Budapest was being monitored closely as its outcome was also critical to the final placings in this so called Group of Death, and at various stages throughout the game Germany was in fourth, third and second position. 

The drama was at its most intense in a one minute period between the 66th and 67th minutes.

Kai Havertz headed the ball into the net for a German equaliser in the 66th minute, a mistake by Hungarian keeper Peter Gulacsi contributing to that goal, but straight from the kick off Hungary manoeuvred the ball up the field and Andras Schafer got between Neuer and Leroy Sane to head the ball into an empty net.

It was now 2-1 to Hungary and Germany was looking at an early exit from the tournament.

Low made some vital substitutions in the closing stages of the match, and three of them were instrumental in getting Germany the equaliser in the 83rd minute. 18- year -old Jamal Musiala and Chelsea’s Timo Werner combined to set up Leon Goretska for a fine strike from the edge of the box that Gulasci had no chance of saving.

Germany now move on to take on England in a last 16 knock out game in Wembley next Tuesday June 29th.

Germany:  Neuer (gk), Ginter (Volland, 81), Hummels, Rudiger; Kimmich, Gundogan (Goretzka, 56) Kroos, Gosens (Muisiala, 81) Havertz (Werner, 67), Gnabry (Muller, 67), Sane

Subs not used: Leno (gk), Trapp (gk); Gunter, Halstenberg, Klostermann, Koch, Sule, Can, Hofmann, Newhaus.

Booked: Gundogan (29), Sane (61)

Hungary: Gulacsi (gk); Botka, Orban, At. Szalai, Nagy; Nego, Kleinheisler (Lovrencsics, 88) Schafer, Fiola (Nikolic, 88) Adam Szalai (R Varga,82) Sallai (Schon, 72)

Subs not used: Dibusz(gk), Bogdan(gk); Lang, Kecskes, Bolla, Siger, Holender, Adam Szalai, K Varga, Hahn.

Booked: Botka (27).

Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)

Extratime.com Player of the Match: Adam Szalai (Hungary)


Germany
LNov. 17, 2020
Spain 6 - 0 Germany
LJune 15, 2021
France 1 - 0 Germany
WJune 19, 2021
Portugal 2 - 4 Germany
DJune 23, 2021
Germany 2 - 2 Hungary
LJune 29, 2021
England 2 - 0 Germany
© Manuel Neuer 1
Goalkeeper
Mats Hummels 5
Defender
Matthias Ginter 4
81'
81Subbed Off: Kevin Volland 81'
Defender
Antonio Rudiger 2
Defender
Toni Kroos 8
Midfielder
Joshua Kimmich 6
Midfielder
Ilkay Gundogan 21
Booked: 29'
56'
56Subbed Off: Leon Goretzka 56'
Midfielder
Robin Gosens 20
81'
81Subbed Off: Jamal Musiala 81'
Midfielder
Kai Havertz 7
Scored: 66'
67'
67Subbed Off: Timo Werner 67'
Forward
Serge Gnabry 10
67'
67Subbed Off: Thomas Muller 67'
Forward
Leroy Sané 19
Booked: 61'
Forward

Substitutes
Robin Koch 24
Defender
Marcel Halstenberg 3
Defender
Leon Goretzka 18
56'
56Subbed On: Ilkay Gundogan 56'
Scored: 83'
Midfield
Emre Can 23
Defender
Bernd Leno 12
Goalkeeper
Thomas Muller 25
67'
67Subbed On: Serge Gnabry 67'
Midfield
Jamal Musiala 14
81'
81Subbed On: Robin Gosens 81'
Forward
Florian Neuhaus 17
Midfield
Niklas Sule 15
Defender
Kevin Trapp 22
Goalkeeper
Kevin Volland 9
81'
81Subbed On: Matthias Ginter 81'
Forward
Timo Werner 11
67'
67Subbed On: Kai Havertz 67'
Forward
Hungary
WNov. 18, 2020
Hungary 2 - 0 Turkey
DJune 8, 2021
Hungary 0 - 0 Ireland
LJune 15, 2021
Hungary 0 - 3 Portugal
DJune 19, 2021
Hungary 1 - 1 France
DJune 23, 2021
Germany 2 - 2 Hungary
1 Peter Gulacsi
Goalkeeper
5 Attila Fiola
Defender 88'
88Subbed Off: Nemanja Nikolic 88'
21 Endre Botka
Defender
Booked: 27'
7 Loic Nego
Defender
6 Willi Orban
Defender
4 Attila Szalai
Defender
8 Adam Nagy
Midfielder
15 Laszlo Kleinheisler
Midfielder 88'
88Subbed Off: Gergo Lovrencsics 88'
13 András Schafer
Midfielder
Scored: 67'
20 Roland Sallai
Forward 72'
72Subbed Off: Szabolcs Schon 72'
9 Adam Szalai
Forward
Scored: 10'

Substitutes
14 Gergo Lovrencsics
Defender 88'
88Subbed On: Laszlo Kleinheisler 88'
2 Adam Lang
Defender
3 Akos Kecskes
Defender
11 Filip Holender
Forward
12 Denes Dibusz
Goalkeeper
26 Bendegúz Bolla
Defender
22 Adam Bogdán
Goalkeeper
23 Nemanja Nikolic
Forward 88'
88Subbed On: Attila Fiola 88'
24 Szabolcs Schon
Forward 72'
72Subbed On: Roland Sallai 72'
18 Dávid Siger
Midfield
17 Roland Varga
Midfield
Kevin Varga
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: Euro 2020 Group F

Date: 8 p.m. June 23, 2021

Venue: Fussball Arena Munchen, Munich

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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