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Finland floored by last-gasp Dzsudzsák goal

Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 20.15CET
Finland 1-2 Hungary
Balász Dzsudzsák struck a dramatic winner deep into added time in Helsinki as the visitors made it three victories from four Group E outings.
by Mikael Erävuori
from Helsinki
Finland floored by last-gasp Dzsudzsák goal
Hungary celebrate Balázs Dzsudzsák's winning goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

FinlandHungary

Goals scored1
 
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts12
 
12
Attempts on target5
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
5
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
2
Offsides5
 
4
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
10
Fouls suffered10
 
8

Standings

Last updated: 04/02/2013 08:50 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 20.15CET

Finland floored by last-gasp Dzsudzsák goal

Finland 1-2 Hungary
Balász Dzsudzsák struck a dramatic winner deep into added time in Helsinki as the visitors made it three victories from four Group E outings.

Balász Dzsudzsák struck a dramatic winner four minutes into added time in Finland as Hungary made it three wins from four outings in Group E.

Sándor Egervári's team looked to have been denied when Mikael Forssell cancelled out Ádám Szalai's opening goal with time running out. Yet after surviving a major scare when Finland substitute Shefki Kuqi fired narrowly wide the visitors broke on the counterattack and Dzsudzsák was on hand to made it 2-1 with virtually the last kick of the game.

The openness with which the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier concluded was in contrast with the early stages as both sides struggled to warm to the freezing conditions at Helsinki's Olympic Stadium. The committed crowd had to wait until just before half-time for the first real chance when Mika Väyrynen found space 20 metres from goal and delivered a fierce shot that clipped the crossbar with keeper Gabor Király beaten.

Having been called out of international retirement to cover for the injured Otto Fredrikson, Jussi Jääskeläinen had been anonymous at the other end and he was caught cold five minutes into the second period. An attack which started with Finland corner ended with Szalai, scorer of a hat-trick in Hungary's 8-0 win against San Marino on Friday, streaking clear of the defence. Jääskeläinen slipped, leaving the striker to roll into the open net.

Finland were spurred into a response but only after the introduction of Alexei Eremenko Jr and Jari Litmanen midway through the half did they really threaten. Forssell and Daniel Sjölund squandered presentable chances before, five minutes before full time, Eremenko found the unmarked Forssell who made no mistake. Nor, though, did Dzsudzsák, leaving Finland without a point in three Group E outings.

Last updated: 17/11/10 11.15CET

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