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Huszti gives Hungary hope

Published: Friday 11 November 2005, 23.20CET
Hungary 1-1 Italy Szabolcs Huszti's strike ensured that Hungary still have a chance in the second leg of their Under-21 play-off against Italy.
by Matthew Watson-Broughton
from Üllõi úti stadium

Match statistics

HungaryItaly

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Friday 11 November 2005, 23.20CET

Huszti gives Hungary hope

Hungary 1-1 Italy Szabolcs Huszti's strike ensured that Hungary still have a chance in the second leg of their Under-21 play-off against Italy.

Hungary and Italy will go into next Tuesday's UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off second leg with honours even after a 1-1 draw in Budapest. Italy opened the scoring early in the second half when Hungary goalkeeper Márton Fülöp let Marco Donadel's low drive squirm through his grasp but a similar strike from Szabolcs Huszti 18 minutes from time ensured both teams have everything to play for in Italy in four days time.

Full house
An innovative free-ticket policy meant the Üllõi úti stadium was full to its 18,000 capacity but a raucous crowd had little to savour in a tentative opening period. Although the home side dominated possession it was Italy who threatened more, Simon Pepe forcing Fülöp into a sprawling save followed seconds later by an acrobatic overhead kick from Daniele Galloppa which Fülöp also foiled. Hungary's Kriztian Vadosz then went close at the other end but his long-range drive was deflected behind.

Spark ignites
However the game burst into life after the break and Italy took the lead just before the hour mark. There looked to be no danger when Donadel took possession of the ball 25 metres from goal but his low near-post drive caught out Fülöp and the ball trickled into the net. Hungary though were not deterred by this setback and were back on level terms in the 72nd minute when Huszti, who normally plays for the full national side, fired low past Italy goalkeeper Gianluca Curci to spark wild celebrations.

Late chance
Although the home tried to capitalise on this momentum a resolute Italian rearguard held firm and indeed Giampaolo Pazzini could have won it for the visitors but he blazed a volley over the crossbar when well-positioned seven minutes from time.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.02CET

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Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Italy

Italy

1
FülöpMárton Fülöp (GK)
1
CurciGianluca Curci (GK)
5
VanczákVilmos Vanczák
2
PotenzaAlessandro Potenza
4
JuhászRoland Juhász (C)
3
BovoCesare Bovo
18
MátéPéter Máté
Yellow Card51
4
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
2
TakácsZoltán Takács
5
CaniniMichele Canini
7
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics
Substitution62
6
DonadelMarco Donadel (C)
Goal57
6
VadóczKrisztián Vadócz
7
RosinaAlessandro Rosina
Substitution57
14
SándorGyörgy Sándor
8
SammarcoPaolo Sammarco
Yellow Card27
11
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
Goal73
9
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
Yellow Card57
9
FeczesinRóbert Feczesin
Substitution79
10
GalloppaDaniele Galloppa
10
TiszaTibor Tisza
Substitution46
11
PepeSimone Pepe

Substitutes

12
KovacsZoltán Kovacs (GK)
12
MiranteAntonio Mirante (GK)
8
RegedeiCsaba Regedei
13
CodaAndrea Coda
3
PollákZoltán Pollák
14
DellafioreHernán Dellafiore
15
BankIstvan Bank
15
MontolivoRiccardo Montolivo
13
BoriGábor Bori
Substitution62
16
MottaMarco Motta
17
MagasföldiJózsef Magasföldi
Substitution79
17
DefendiMarino Defendi
Substitution57
16
PriskinTamás Priskin
Substitution46
18
PellèGraziano Pellè

Coach

Antal Róth (HUN) Claudio Gentile (ITA)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Walter Vromans (BEL), Alex Verstraeten (BEL)

Fourth official

Peter Jordens (BEL)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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