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UEFA EURO: Germany - Hungary Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits

GermanyGermanyFussball Arena München - MunichWednesday 23 June 2021
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Group F - Matchday 3
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Match background Only this chapter

Hungary have a solid overall record against Germany and have won two of their last three games there as they travel to Munich to conclude Group F.

• Hungary's three-match unbeaten run away to Germany was ended on their last visit five years ago, although there is a considerable difference in EURO pedigree between the teams. While nine of Germany's 12 previous appearances have extended into the knockout rounds, Hungary's achievement in reaching the last 16 at UEFA EURO 2016 was their most successful appearance in the competition for 44 years.

Previous meetings
• The most recent of the sides' meetings came in June 2016, an Ádám Lang own goal and Thomas Müller's strike giving Germany a 2-0 friendly victory in Gelsenkirchen.

• That made it three wins in their last four matches against Hungary for Germany, who went down 2-0 at home to the Hungarians in a Kaiserslautern friendly in June 2004.

• Before a 5-2 friendly victory in Budapest in August 2001, Germany/West Germany were without a win in five matches against Hungary (D4 L1).

• This is the teams' first competitive meeting since the 1954 FIFA World Cup final, won 3-2 by West Germany in Berne with Helmut Rahn scoring twice, including the decisive goal in the 84th minute, as his side came back from two goals down to claim their first world title.

• Hungary had beaten Germany 8-3 earlier in the same tournament, Sándor Kocsis scoring four times in what is the only other competitive fixture between the sides.

• Germany have won 13 of their 34 matches against Hungary, with seven of their ten defeats coming in the first 14 games between the countries.

• This is only the sides' second match in Munich; the first, a friendly in December 1911, ended in a 4-1 Hungary victory.

EURO facts: Germany
• The Mannschaft are participating in their 13th successive EURO since missing out on the final tournament as West Germany in 1968, their first attempt.

• EURO winners in 1972, 1980 and 1996 – and three-time runners-up – Germany last missed out on the semi-finals in 2004, when they did not make it through the group stage. With three European titles, they are the competition's joint record winners alongside Spain.

• Germany were again semi-finalists at UEFA EURO 2016, losing 2-0 to hosts France in the last four. The then-world champions had finished first in their section before beating Slovakia (3-0) and Italy (1-1, 6-5 pens) in the knockout rounds.

• Joachim Löw's side won seven of their eight qualifiers (L1) to book their place at UEFA EURO 2020. Having suffered their sole defeat, 4-2 at home to the Netherlands on 6 September 2019, Germany scored 15 goals in winning their last four matches.

• This is Germany's 26th successive appearance in a World Cup or EURO final tournament.

• Matchday 1 was Germany's first game in Munich since a goalless draw against France in September 2018, a result that gave them the overall record of W13 D5 L7 in the city. Before facing France in their UEFA EURO 2020 opener they had won four of their seven matches at the Football Arena Munich (D1 L2), although their joint heaviest UEFA European Championship loss came at the stadium, a 3-0 reverse against the Czech Republic in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying.

• Germany won both games at the Football Arena Munich at the 2006 World Cup, beating Costa Rica 4-2 in the group stage and Sweden 2-0 in the round of 16. They also lifted the World Cup in the city in 1974 after a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands in the final; it was the hosts' only fixture in Munich during that tournament.

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 (3-3).

• 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.

• Prior to Matchday 1, Hungary had 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 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.

• At the end of 2020 Hungary were unbeaten in six 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 have played only four previous matches in Munich. Aside from their 1911 win against Germany, at the 1972 Olympic Games they faced Brazil (2-2), hosts West Germany (4-1) and, in the final, Poland (1-2) at the Olympiastadion.

• Hungary's record in Germany overall is W10 D8 L11. At the 1972 Olympics they beat Iran 5-0 in Nürnberg, Denmark in Augsburg, East Germany in Passau and Mexico in Regensburg (all 2-0) aside from their three games in Munich.

Links and trivia
• Born in Kaiserslautern, Hungary defender Willi Orban has German and Hungarian citizenship. A German Under-21 international, he made his debut for Hungary in 2018.

• Niklas Süle was born in Frankfurt and has Hungarian grandparents, who emigrated from Budapest to Germany; he was eligible to play for Hungary as a result.

• Have played in Germany:
Péter Gulácsi (Leipzig 2015–)
Willi Orban (Kaiserslautern 1997–2015, Leipzig 2015–)
Dominik Szoboszlai (Leipzig 2021–)
Ádám Szalai (Stuttgart 2004–07, Mainz 2010–13, Schalke 2013/14, Hoffenheim 2014–19, Hannover 2016 loan, Mainz 2019–)
Roland Sallai (Freiburg 2018–)
Zsolt Kalmár (Leipzig 2014–18, FSV Frankfurt 2016 loan)

• Have played together:
Lukas Klostermann, Marcel Halstenberg & Péter Gulácsi, Willi Orbán (Leipzig 2015–)
Benjamin Henrichs & Péter Gulácsi, Willi Orban (Leipzig 2020–)
Lukas Klostermann, Marcel Halstenberg, Benjamin Henrichs & Dominik Szoboszlai (Leipzig 2021–)
Timo Werner & Péter Gulácsi, Willi Orban (Leipzig 2016–20)
Luca Waldschmidt, Robin Koch & Roland Sallai (Freiburg 2018–20)
Joshua Kimmich & Zsolt Kalmár (Leipzig 2014/15)

• Ádám Szalai's team-mates at Hoffenheim included Süle (2014–17), Serge Gnabry (2017/18), Nadiem Amiri (2015–19), Nico Schulz (2017–19) and Oliver Baumann (2014–19).

• Leroy Sané scored in both of Bayern's 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage victories (6-2 a, 3-1 h) against a Salzburg side featuring Szoboszlai.

• Emre Can (Dortmund), Kimmich (Bayern), Kai Havertz, Amiri and Jonathan Tah (Leverkusen) all scored Bundesliga goals against Sallai's Freiburg in 2020.

• A Werner hat-trick helped Leipzig to an 8-0 win against Szalai's Mainz on 2 November 2019, the club's record Bundesliga victory. Werner also provided three assists with Halstenberg also on the scoresheet.

• Hungary head coach Rossi made 15 appearances for German club Eintracht Frankfurt in 1996/97.


Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Germany

2016 – semi-finals
2012 – semi-finals
2008 – runners-up
2004 – group stage
2000 – group stage
1996 – winners
1992 – runners-up
1988 – semi-finals (as West Germany)
1984 – group stage (as West Germany)
1980 – winners (as West Germany)
1976 – runners-up (as West Germany)
1972 – winners (as West Germany)
1968 – did not qualify (as West Germany)
1964 – did not participate
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
3-0 three times, most recently v Slovakia, 26/06/16

Final tournament defeat
3-0: Portugal v Germany, 20/06/00

Qualifying win
0-13: San Marino v Germany, 06/09/06

Qualifying defeat
0-3: Germany v Czech Republic, 17/10/07

Final tournament appearances
18: Bastian Schweinsteiger
Philipp Lahm
13: Mario Gomez
13: Jürgen Klinsmann
13: Thomas Hässler
13: Miroslav Klose
12: Andreas Brehme
12: Lukas Podolski

Final tournament goals
5: Jürgen Klinsmann
5: Mario Gomez
4: Gerd Müller
4: Lukas Podolski
4: Rudi Völler
4: Dieter Müller

Overall appearances
37: Manuel Neuer
37: Lukas Podolski
36: Miroslav Klose
35: Bastian Schweinsteiger
33: Philipp Lahm
32: Toni Kroos
31: Lothar Matthäus
30: Thomas Müller
26: Jürgen Klinsmann
26: Mesut Özil

Overall goals
19: Miroslav Klose
16: Gerd Müller
15: Jürgen Klinsmann
15: Lukas Podolski
13: Mario Gomez
Rudi Völler
12: Thomas Müller
10: Michael Ballack
10: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge


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



:: 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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