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Netherlands and Hungary resume battle

Published: Sunday 9 January 2011, 14.00CET
Just four days after their first encounter in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, the Netherlands and Hungary meet again in Amsterdam in Group E.
Netherlands and Hungary resume battle
The Netherlands celebrate a Group E goal ©AFP

Tournament statistics

NetherlandsHungary

Goals scored37
 
22
Total attempts158
 
136
Attempts on target83
 
56
Attempts off target61
 
53
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork2
 
0
Corners63
 
49
Offsides25
 
31
Yellow cards4
 
21
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed114
 
146
Fouls suffered126
 
110
 
Published: Sunday 9 January 2011, 14.00CET

Netherlands and Hungary resume battle

Just four days after their first encounter in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, the Netherlands and Hungary meet again in Amsterdam in Group E.

Just four days after their first meeting in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, the Netherlands and Hungary reconvene in Amsterdam in Group E.

Match background
• Hungary's record in 13 games against the Netherlands reads W5 D2 L6 (W2 D1 L2 in Hungary) with their first meeting, a 6-2 friendly win for the home side, taking place in Budapest on 8 June 1930.

• Recent results between the two nations have gone overwhelmingly in the Oranje's favour – they are on a five-match winning streak against Hungary, stretching back over 25 years since a 2-1 home defeat in a Rotterdam FIFA World Cup qualifier on 17 October 1984.

• The sides' two latest meetings have been particularly dispiriting for Hungary, who lost 7-1 in a friendly in Eindhoven on 1 June 1994 and 6-1 in a pre-World Cup warm-up fixture on 5 June 2010.

• PSV Eindhoven's Hungarian forward Balász Dzsudzsák opened the scoring for the visitors in that latter game, but two Arjen Robben goals and one apiece from Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder, Mark van Bommel and Eljero Elia ensured an afternoon to forget for Hungary goalkeeper Márton Fülöp.

• Hungary were coached by a Dutchman, Erwin Koeman, in that fixture, the former international having overseen their 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign.

• Béla Illés put Hungary ahead in the sides' previous friendly encounter in 1994, but once more the Dutch struck back with force; Dennis Bergkamp (2), Bryan Roy, Ronald Koeman, Gaston Taument and Frank Rijkaard (2) scored the goals.

• They last met in the UEFA European Championship in qualifying for the 1988 competition, which the Netherlands went on to win; the Oranje prevailed 1-0 in Budapest and then 2-0 at home.

Last updated: 01/02/11 18.06CET

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