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UEFA EURO: Hungary - Portugal Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits

HungaryHungaryPuskás Aréna - BudapestTuesday 15 June 2021
18.00CET (18.00 local time)
Group F - Matchday 1
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Match background Only this chapter

Hungary kick off their second successive EURO campaign against a Portugal team they also faced in the group stage of UEFA EURO 2016.

• The Hungarians have never beaten Portugal, although they led their Group F match in Lyon three times back in June 2016 before eventually settling for a draw – a result that meant they finished above the eventual champions at the top of the section.

Previous meetings
• Portugal are unbeaten in their 13 previous matches against Hungary (W9 D4), scoring 30 goals and conceding only ten.

• Portugal beat Hungary home and away in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. André Silva opened the scoring in Lisbon on 25 March 2017 before Cristiano Ronaldo's double secured a 3-0 win; Silva got the only goal in Budapest on 3 September the same year.

• The teams had shared a 3-3 draw at UEFA EURO 2016, Ronaldo also scoring twice in Lyon; Nani struck Portugal's other goal with Balázs Dzsudzsák getting two goals for Hungary after Zoltán Gera's opener.

• That is the only one of the last seven matches between the countries Portugal have failed to win.

• This is the sides' fourth UEFA European Championship contest; Portugal won 3-1 in Budapest and 3-0 in Lisbon in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2000, Rui Costa scoring in both games.

• Portugal were 3-1 winners against Hungary in Manchester in the group stage of the 1966 World Cup.

• The Portuguese have been victorious in all three of their games against Hungary in Budapest, winning 1-0 in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup – with a Pepe goal – in addition to their successes in 1998 and 2017. This is the teams' first match at the Puskás Aréna.

EURO facts: Hungary
• This is Hungary's second consecutive EURO finals. Their 2016 appearance was their first since 1972 and their first major tournament since the 1986 World Cup. Only four countries competed at the first two EURO final rounds the Magyars reached – in 1964 and 1972.

• In 2016 a team coached by Bernd Storck finished first in Group F on five points, level with Iceland but above them on head-to-head record, and two points ahead of eventual champions Portugal with eliminated Austria on one point. Hungary opened with a 2-0 win against Austria in Bordeaux, Ádám Szalai opening the scoring, before draws against Iceland (1-1) and Portugal.

• Belgium proved too strong in the round of 16, however, running out 4-0 winners in Toulouse – although three of those goals came in the final 12 minutes.

• Hungary have won two of their eight games at EURO final tournaments (D2 L4).

• Hungary were fourth in their UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying group, picking up 12 points from their eight games to finish behind Croatia, Wales and Slovakia – who are all also in the final tournament.

• Marco Rossi's side qualified for the EURO play-offs having finished second in their group in the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League, picking up ten points to end two behind Finland and one ahead of Greece.

• The Hungarians then won 3-1 in Bulgaria in their play-off semi-final but looked to be heading out as they trailed to Iceland in their final in Budapest, only for late goals from Loïc Négo (88) and Dominik Szoboszlai (90+2) to snatch a dramatic 2-1 victory and a place in the final tournament.

• Hungary are unbeaten in their last six competitive matches (W4 D2), since a 3-2 loss at home to Russia in the UEFA Nations League on 6 September 2020.

• Hungary got to the final of the 1938 and 1954 World Cups, losing to Italy (in France) and West Germany (in Switzerland) respectively.

• Hungary's first match at the Puskás Aréna was a 2-1 friendly defeat by Uruguay on 15 November 2019. They lost the next game too, that 3-2 defeat against Russia in the UEFA Nations League on 6 September 2020, but were victorious at the third attempt, with that 2-1 play-off win against Iceland. Their record at the ground at the end of 2020 was W2 D1 L2.

• Hungary's overall record in Budapest is W229 D88 L83.

EURO facts: Portugal
• Portugal claimed their first major silverware at UEFA EURO 2016, defeating hosts France 1-0 in Saint-Denis thanks to Éder's extra-time goal.

• Fernando Santos's side had finished third in Group F behind Hungary and Iceland having drawn all three games, before beating Croatia 1-0 after extra time in the round of 16 and Poland 5-3 on penalties after their quarter-final had finished 1-1.

• A 2-0 semi-final win against Wales was Portugal's only victory inside 90 minutes at UEFA EURO 2016; it is the only one of their previous eight EURO finals matches that was not all square after 90 minutes.

• Santos went on to guide Portugal to victory in the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019, the hosts beating Switzerland 3-1 in the semi-finals before a 1-0 final defeat of the Netherlands.

• Portugal were Group B runners-up in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying, finishing three points behind Ukraine and three ahead of Serbia. Portugal drew their first two games, both at home, against Ukraine (0-0) and Serbia (1-1), but won five of the next six (L1).

• The 2-1 reverse in Ukraine on 14 October 2019 is Portugal's only defeat in 22 EURO matches (W15 D6).

• Ronaldo scored 11 qualifying goals, one behind top scorer Harry Kane of England.

• Ronaldo has made the most appearances in EURO final tournaments (21). The competition's top scorer overall on 40 goals, he is the joint top marksman in final tournaments with Michel Platini on nine goals.

• Portugal are competing at their seventh consecutive EURO and their eighth in total.

• Portugal have won all three of their previous matches in Budapest, those three victories against Hungary. While this is their first game at the Puskás Aréna, they won both matches at the Nepstadion, which was was demolished in 2016 to make way for the new stadium that opened three years later.

Links and trivia
• Tamás Kádár and Danilo were team-mates at Dutch side Roda JC in 2012/13.

• Ádám Szalai was a Real Madrid Castilla player between 2007 and 2010, when Pepe and, from 2009, Ronaldo were in the senior side.

• Bruno Fernandes scored in Portugal's 2-0 win against Hungary in 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying on 9 October 2015.

• André Silva hit four goals as Portugal beat finals hosts Hungary 6-1 in the 2014 Under-19 UEFA European Championship group stage.

• Ronaldo scored past Dénes Dibusz in Juventus's 2-1 home win against Ferencváros in the UEFA Champions League group stage on 24 November 2020. Gergő Lovrencscics and Dávid Sigér also played for the visitors.


Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Hungary

2016 – round of 16
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – fourth place
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – third place
1960 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
Hungary v Denmark, 20/06/64, third-place play-off
0-2: Austria v Hungary, 14/06/16

Final tournament defeat

: Hungary v Belgium, 26/06/16

Qualifying win
Hungary v San Marino, 08/10/10

Qualifying defeat
twice, most recently Hungary v Netherlands, 25/03/11

Final tournament appearances
4: Flórián Albert
4: Balázs Dzsudzsák
4: Zoltán Gera
4: Richárd Guzmics
4: Gábor Király
4: Ádám Lang
4: Ádám Szalai

Final tournament goals
2: Balázs Dzsudzsák
Ferenc Bene
2: Dezső Novák
1: Zoltán Gera
1: Lajos Kű
1: Ádám Szalai
Zoltán Stieber

Overall appearances
Gábor Király
37: Balázs Dzsudzsák
Zoltán Gera
32: Roland Juhász
25: Ádám Szalai
22: Ferenc Bene
22: Tamás Priskin
20: Vilmos Vanczák
19: Flórián Albert
19: Pál Dárdai
19: Ákos Elek

Overall goals
13: Zoltán Gera
Ferenc Bene
11: Tibor Nyilasi
8: József Kiprich
7: Ádám Szalai
6: János Farkas
6: Gergely Rudolf
6: Imre Szabics


UEFA European Championship records: Portugal

2016 – winners
2012 – semi-finals
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – runners-up
2000 – semi-finals
1996 – quarter-finals
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – semi-finals
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – quarter-finals

Final tournament win
3-0 twice, most recently v Germany, 20/06/00

Final tournament defeat
Switzerland v Portugal, 15/06/08

Qualifying win
8-0 twice, most recently Portugal v Liechtenstein, 09/06/99

Qualifying defeat
5-0 twice, most recently Soviet Union v Portugal, 27/04/83

Final tournament appearances
21: Cristiano Ronaldo
João Moutinho
Luís Figo
14: Nuno Gomes
12: Fernando Couto
12: Rui Costa
12: Rui Patrício
Ricardo Carvalho

Final tournament goals
9: Cristiano Ronaldo
Nuno Gomes
3: Sérgio Conceição
Hélder Postiga
3: Nani

Overall appearances
56: Cristiano Ronaldo
43: João Moutinho
34: Luís Figo
33: Vítor Baía
33: Rui Patrício
32: Rui Costa
30: Pepe
30: Ricardo Quaresma
29: Ricardo Carvalho
29: Fernando Couto

Overall goals
40: Cristiano Ronaldo
14: João Pinto
12: Rui Costa
10: Nani
9: Hélder Postiga
Nuno Gomes
8: Luís Figo
8: Nené



:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 was the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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