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Honours even between Hungary and Finland

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 22.08CET
Hungary 0-0 Finland
It was a day for defences as Hungary and Finland played out a goalless draw in their final UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group E fixture in Budapest.
by Matthew Watson-Broughton
from Ferenc Puskás Stadium
Honours even between Hungary and Finland
Hungary's Ákos Elek (right) tussles for possession with Roman Eremenko of Finland ©Getty Images

Match statistics

HungaryFinland

Goals scored0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts13
 
13
Attempts on target3
 
7
Attempts off target5
 
5
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
5
Offsides3
 
7
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
11

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 22.08CET

Honours even between Hungary and Finland

Hungary 0-0 Finland
It was a day for defences as Hungary and Finland played out a goalless draw in their final UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group E fixture in Budapest.

Hungary and Finland played out a goalless draw in their final UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group E fixture in Budapest.

Despite Friday's 2-1 defeat by Sweden, Finland started in confident mood, Alexander Ring threatening with a 20-metre drive that was safely gathered by Gábor Király. However, Hungary came closer to taking the lead in the tenth minute when Tamás Priskin raced on to Vladimir Koman's pass, and produced a low shot that was well saved by Otto Fredrikson. The hosts threatened again after 33 minutes, György Sándor heading over after good work by Tamás Hajnal, and a minute later Priskin's volley on the turn flew narrowly high and wide.

The second half began in attritional fashion with both sides defending stubbornly and neither team threatened a breakthrough until the 73rd minute when Tim Sparv's 25-metre drive was superbly tipped over by Király. Roman Eremenko nearly won it for the visitors in added time but Király was again on hand to ensure that Hungary – who ended their campaign in third place, nine points clear of Finland – avoided defeat in what may be the last game at the Ferenc Puskás Stadion before its renovation.

Last updated: 12/10/11 0.06CET

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Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Finland

Finland

1
KirályGábor Király (GK)
12
FredriksonOtto Fredrikson (GK)
2
VargaJózsef Varga
3
MoisanderNiklas Moisander (C)
Yellow Card82
3
VanczákVilmos Vanczák
4
ToivioJoona Toivio
4
JuhászRoland Juhász (C)
6
VäyrynenMika Väyrynen
5
KorcsmárZsolt Korcsmár
7
R. EremenkoRoman Eremenko
6
ElekÁkos Elek
9
ForssellMikael Forssell
Substitution66
7
SándorGyörgy Sándor
Substitution59
13
ArkivuoKari Arkivuo
Substitution55
8
SzabicsImre Szabics
14
SparvTim Sparv
9
PriskinTamás Priskin
Substitution59
19
RingAlexander Ring
10
HajnalTamás Hajnal
Substitution88
21
HämäläinenKasper Hämäläinen
Substitution85
11
KomanVladimir Koman
22
RaitalaJukka Raitala

Substitutes

12
BogdánÁdám Bogdán (GK)
1
HradeckyLukas Hradecky (GK)
13
StieberZoltan Stieber
Substitution88
5
LampiVeli Lampi
Substitution55
14
HalmosiPéter Halmosi
8
SjölundDaniel Sjölund
15
LiptákZoltán Lipták
10
PukkiTeemu Pukki
Substitution85
16
VadóczKrisztián Vadócz
Substitution59
11
RiskiRiku Riski
17
LázárPál Lázár
15
HalstiMarkus Halsti
18
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák
Substitution59
20
FuruholmTimo Furuholm
Substitution66

Coach

Sándor Egervári (HUN) Mixu Paatelainen (FIN)

Referee

Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)

Assistant referees

Fermin Martinez Ibanez (ESP), Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)

Fourth official

Fernando Teixeira (ESP)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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