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Hungary leave Italy on the edge

Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.45CET
Hungary 2-0 Italy
A goal in each half by Krisztián Németh and Vladimir Koman left five-time winners Italy on the verge of early elimination in Group 3.
by Matthew Watson-Broughton
from Györi Eto Stadium
Hungary leave Italy on the edge
Hungary's Krisztián Németh was the scourge of Italy again with the opening goal ©AFP
Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.45CET

Hungary leave Italy on the edge

Hungary 2-0 Italy
A goal in each half by Krisztián Németh and Vladimir Koman left five-time winners Italy on the verge of early elimination in Group 3.

A goal in each half by Krisztián Németh and Vladimir Koman left five-time winners Italy on the verge of early elimination from the UEFA European Under-21 Championship and revived Hungary's hopes of progressing from qualifying Group 3.

Németh again
Pierluigi Casiraghi's side had taken four points from their first three fixtures, yet were always up against it at the Györi Eto Stadium from the moment András Simon's clever reverse pass put in Németh – who scored twice in extra-time to eliminate Italy in the FIFA U-20 World Cup quarter-finals last month – to open the scoring in the 15th minute. Hungarian hopes suffered a knock five minutes later, however, when Németh had to be replaced after falling badly when challenging for a high ball, although Péter Gulácsi produced a fine save from Mario Balotelli's header on the stroke of half-time.

Clinching second
The FC Internazionale Milano forward was again to the fore in the second period, volleying against the post in the 59th minute before Gulácsi denied him again. Koman then inspired a series of dangerous counterattacks as space opened up and made Italy pay for their failure to equalise with two minutes left, when he beat debutant Vito Mannone with a precise low shot. Hungary, who lost their last fixture 4-1 to section leaders Wales in August, remain second in the pool, four points off the pace with a game in hand, while Italy are nine points adrift of the summit.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.05CET

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Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Italy

Italy

1
GulácsiPéter Gulácsi (GK)
1
MannoneVito Mannone (GK)
2
SzabóJános Szabó
2
De SilvestriLorenzo De Silvestri (C)
Yellow Card90+1
4
KádárTamás Kádár
3
BrivioDavide Brivio
Yellow Card45+2
Substitution46
6
KorcsmárZsolt Korcsmár
4
MarroneLuca Marrone
7
KomanVladimir Koman (C)
Goal88
5
AngellaGabriele Angella
Yellow Card27
8
VargaJózsef Varga
6
OgbonnaAngelo Ogbonna
9
NémethKrisztián Németh
Goal15
Substitution20
7
SchelottoEzequiel Schelotto
Substitution68
13
LázárPál Lázár
8
PoliAndrea Poli
15
ElekÁkos Elek
Yellow Card79
9
MarilungoGuido Marilungo
Substitution46
17
GosztonyiAndrás Gosztonyi
Substitution81
10
BalotelliMario Balotelli
Yellow Card66
19
SimonAndrás Simon
Substitution66
11
SantonDavide Santon

Substitutes

12
KovácsikÁdám Kovácsik (GK)
12
FiorilloVincenzo Fiorillo (GK)
3
MargiticsAndor Margitics
13
AriaudoLorenzo Ariaudo
10
SzakályDénes Szakály
Substitution66
14
CremonesiMichele Cremonesi
11
LencseLászló Lencse
Substitution20
15
BolzoniFrancesco Bolzoni
14
VadnaiDániel Vadnai
16
BarillàAntonino Barillà
Substitution68
18
GyömbérGábor Gyömbér
17
MustacchioMattia Mustacchio
Substitution46
20
VargaRoland Varga
Substitution81
18
BoriniFabio Borini
Substitution46

Coach

Sándor Egervári (HUN) Pierluigi Casiraghi (ITA)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Assistant referees

Muhammed Matadar (ENG), Stephen Child (ENG)

Fourth official

David Webb (ENG)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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