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Moldova quest for Hungary redemption

Published: Sunday 31 July 2011, 1.00CET
Having lost their two most recent UEFA EURO 2012 Group E home games, Moldova will look to get back to winning ways and avenge a 2-0 loss against Hungary.
Moldova quest for Hungary redemption
Zoltán Gera scored for Hungary against Moldova in 2007. ©AFP

Tournament statistics

MoldovaHungary

Goals scored12
 
22
Total attempts122
 
136
Attempts on target48
 
56
Attempts off target60
 
53
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
0
Corners36
 
49
Offsides31
 
31
Yellow cards9
 
21
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed104
 
146
Fouls suffered136
 
110
 
Published: Sunday 31 July 2011, 1.00CET

Moldova quest for Hungary redemption

Having lost their two most recent UEFA EURO 2012 Group E home games, Moldova will look to get back to winning ways and avenge a 2-0 loss against Hungary.

Having lost their two most recent UEFA EURO 2012 Group E home games, Moldova will look to get back to winning ways and avenge a 2-0 loss against Hungary.

• Moldova beat ten-man Finland 2-0 on 3 September last year to earn a first competitive win since a 3-0 UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying triumph against Hungary on 17 November 2007, when Igor Bugaiov, Nicolae Josan and Serghei Alekseev scored. However, they have lost both of their Group E home games since, 1-0 against the Netherlands and 4-1 against Sweden.

• Hungary avenged that defeat with a 2-1 win on 7 September last year in Budapest, as long-range strikes from Gergely Rudolf and Vladimir Koman proved enough to see off Moldova – although Alexandru Suvorov's late goal provided a tense finale.

• Moldova's record in the six games against Hungary reads W1 D2 L3 (W1 D0 L1 at home).

• Their first competitive game was a UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier in Budapest on 28 March 2007 which Hungary won 2-0 courtesy of efforts from Tamás Priskin and Zoltán Gera.

• The two teams first made acquaintances in a 1-1 friendly draw in Budapest on 18 August 1999.

• Since then, they have contested two more friendlies, with Hungary beating Moldova 2-0 in Chisinau on 27 March 2002 before recording a 1-1 draw in Budapest on 20 November the same year.

Last updated: 03/08/11 20.03CET

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