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Slick Hungary surprise ten-man Austria

Published: Tuesday 14 June 2016, 21.05CET
Austria 0-2 Hungary
Ádám Szalai and Zoltán Stieber gave Hungary victory against their neighbours with a clean sheet for 40-year-old goalkeeper Gábor Király.
by Paul Saffer at Stade de Bordeaux

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AustriaHungary

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)50
 
50
Total attempts14
 
15
on target3
 
8
off target6
 
5
blocked5
 
2
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners4
 
4
Offsides0
1
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
16
Fouls suffered15
 
10

Standings

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Pts: Points   
Last updated: 17/11/2017 10:10 CET
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Published: Tuesday 14 June 2016, 21.05CET

Slick Hungary surprise ten-man Austria

Austria 0-2 Hungary
Ádám Szalai and Zoltán Stieber gave Hungary victory against their neighbours with a clean sheet for 40-year-old goalkeeper Gábor Király.

  • Ádám Szalai and Zoltán Stieber score to give Hungary win in first EURO finals outing since 1972
  • Austria's Aleksandar Dragović sent off not long after first goal
  • Hungary goalkeeper Gábor Király becomes first 40-year-old to play at UEFA EURO final tournament
  • Next Group F fixtures, 18 June: Iceland v Hungary, Portugal v Austria
  • All the build-up, match action and reaction as it happened on UEFA.com


Ádám Szalai's cool finish propelled Hungary to victory in their first appearance in a major tournament for 30 years – and their first UEFA EURO finals game since 1972.

Austria began the match favourites and David Alaba, unsurprisingly, was at the centre of their play. In the very first minute Alaba hit the post, though perhaps the best chance before the interval fell to Martin Harnik, who slipped as he looked to finish a sweeping move. The prettier football was played by Hungary, though, with László Kleinheisler standing out.

It was Kleinheisler who combined excellently with Szalai for the opener, the 28-year-old sweeping the ball in before running to the boisterous Hungary fans behind Robert Almer's goal. Not long after, Aleksandar Dragović received a second yellow card to make Austria's task even tougher and, near the end, substitute Zoltán Stieber broke clear and coolly chipped Almer before celebrating, with the 10,000-plus Hungarian supporters, a win that before the game coach Bernd Storck said would be a "miracle".

David Alaba rues Austria's misfortune

Man of the match: László Kleinheisler (Hungary)
Bremen midfielder Kleinheisler, 22, was the fulcrum of Hungary's play, not least in making the first goal. There was an intelligence and incisiveness to his play that was vital to producing this result.

Hungary true to traditions
It has not been plain sailing for Hungarian football since the glory days of the 1950s yet the class of 2016 delivered an attractive style echoing that of the Magical Magyars. As a 'derby', the match was a little feisty at times, but Hungary were seldom put off their stride once they found their feet after a tricky first few minutes.

Austria need to find feet
With Portugal up next, Austria will need to go at full pelt having shown only glimpses of their superb qualifying form in Bordeaux today. In the first hour Alaba was able to run the show yet once a goal had been conceded and the red card produced, it was clear it was not their day.

Ádám Szalai hails 'incredible' Hungary

Király makes history
Király made history as the first man in his 40s to play in a EURO final tournament – he was not born when Hungary last figured in one. Having been grateful to see the ball bounce back off his post from Alaba's first-minute shot, the man in the increasingly muddy grey jogging bottoms deserved his clean sheet.

Team reporters' views from the Stade de Bordeaux

Daniel Thacker, Austria (@UEFAcomDanielT)
A nightmare start to Group F for Austria. Dragović will be suspended for the next game, Zlatko Junuzović went off injured, and Marcel Koller's side will realistically now have to take something from Saturday's fixture with Portugal to have any hope of qualification.

Matthew Watson-Broughton, Hungary (@UEFAcomMattWB)
Although Hungary had the occasional scare at the back, they were resolute and unafraid to shoot from distance, captain Balázs Dzsudzsák notably forcing Almer into a fine stop early in the second half. Then came two huge moments, firstly Szalai finishing his near two-year goal drought to put Hungary ahead, and then Austrian centre-back Dragović's dismissal for a second booking. Hungary played superbly and fully deserve all the plaudits they get.

Last updated: 12/07/16 17.49CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000448/match=2017960/postmatch/report/index.html#slick+hungary+secure

Lineups

Austria

Austria

Hungary

Hungary

1
AlmerRobert Almer (GK)
1
KirályGábor Király (GK)
3
DragovićAleksandar Dragović
Yellow Card33
Red Card66
2
LangÁdám Lang
4
HintereggerMartin Hinteregger
4
KádárTamás Kádár
5
FuchsChristian Fuchs (C)
5
FiolaAttila Fiola
7
ArnautovićMarko Arnautović
7
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák (C)
8
AlabaDavid Alaba
8
A. NagyÁdám Nagy
10
JunuzovićZlatko Junuzović
Substitution59
9
SzalaiÁdám Szalai
Goal62
Substitution69
11
HarnikMartin Harnik
Substitution77
10
GeraZoltán Gera
14
BaumgartlingerJulian Baumgartlinger
11
NémethKrisztián Németh
Yellow Card80
Substitution89
17
KleinFlorian Klein
15
Kleinheisler László Kleinheisler
Substitution80
21
JankoMarc Janko
Substitution65
20
GuzmicsRichárd Guzmics

Substitutes

12
LindnerHeinz Lindner (GK)
12
DibuszDénes Dibusz (GK)
23
ÖzcanRamazan Özcan (GK)
22
GulácsiPéter Gulácsi (GK)
2
GaricsGyörgy Garics
3
KorhutMihály Korhut
6
IlsankerStefan Ilsanker
6
ElekÁkos Elek
9
OkotieRubin Okotie
Substitution65
13
BödeDániel Böde
13
SuttnerMarkus Suttner
14
LovrencsicsGergő Lovrencsics
15
PrödlSebastian Prödl
16
PintérÁdám Pintér
Substitution89
16
WimmerKevin Wimmer
17
NikolićNemanja Nikolić
18
SchöpfAlessandro Schöpf
Substitution77
18
StieberZoltán Stieber
Substitution80
Goal87
19
HinterseerLukas Hinterseer
19
PriskinTamás Priskin
Substitution69
20
SabitzerMarcel Sabitzer
Substitution59
21
BeseBarnabás Bese
22
JantscherJakob Jantscher
23
JuhászRoland Juhász

Coach

Marcel Koller (SUI) Bernd Storck (GER)

Referee

Clément Turpin (FRA)

Assistant referees

Frédéric Cano (FRA), Nicolas Danos (FRA)

Fourth official

Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Benoît Bastien (FRA), Fredy Fautrel (FRA)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution