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Hungary going for the double against Finland

Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET
After a dramatic win in Helsinki 12 months ago, Hungary will aim to complete the double over Finland as they wrap up their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign in Budapest.
Hungary going for the double against Finland
Balázs Dzsudzsák scored the winning goal in added time for Hungary against Finland in Helsinki ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

HungaryFinland

Goals scored22
 
16
Total attempts136
 
132
Attempts on target56
 
60
Attempts off target53
 
48
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
1
Corners49
 
49
Offsides31
 
28
Yellow cards21
 
12
Red Cards0
2
Fouls committed146
 
114
Fouls suffered110
 
96
 
Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET

Hungary going for the double against Finland

After a dramatic win in Helsinki 12 months ago, Hungary will aim to complete the double over Finland as they wrap up their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign in Budapest.

Hungary and Finland complete their UEFA EURO 2012 Group E campaign in Budapest, with the home side looking to repeat their earlier victory over their rivals in Helsinki.

• Balász Dzsudzsák earned Hungary a 2-1 win over the Finns in dramatic fashion on 12 October last year, scoring four minutes into added time. Sándor Egervári's team looked to have been denied three points when Mikael Forssell cancelled out Ádám Szalai's opening goal with time running out.

• Hungary's record in 12 meetings with Finland reads W9 D2 L1 (W4 D1 L0 at home).

• The nations first met in a friendly in Helsinki on 13 July 1922, when the visitors emerged 5-1 winners. That set the tone for the next half a century of friendly fixtures, with Hungary beating Finland 3-1 (1923) and 8-0 (1951) in Budapest, and registering 3-0 (1943), 6-1 (1952) and 9-1 (1955) successes in Helsinki.

• In terms of competitive encounters, however, the sides have been much more evenly matched. Indeed, Finland beat Hungary 2-1 when they first met in formal circumstances, taking the points in a 20 September 1978 UEFA European Championship qualifier in Helsinki.

• Hungary won the return encounter 3-1 and then prevailed 1-0 at home when the teams met again in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying. They were nonetheless held to a 1-1 draw in the corresponding fixture in Helsinki on 11 October 1997, Vilmos Sebők replying in added time after Antti Sumiala had put the hosts ahead.

• The section rivals also contested a draw when they last crossed paths prior to this campaign, playing out a stalemate in Budapest on 25 April 2001.

Last updated: 26/09/11 18.36CET

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