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Under-21 Championship: Hungary - Germany Match press kits

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HungaryHungaryMOL Aréna Sóstó - SzekesfehervarWednesday 24 March 2021
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Group A - Matchday 1
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

    Last updated 19/03/2021 15:58CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship co-hosts Hungary face a stern challenge in their opening Group A game as they take on Germany, who have reached the finals in the last two tournaments.

    • The fixture at the Sóstói Stadion in Székesfehérvár brings together Hungary, who are featuring in the finals for the first time since the introduction of an eight-team tournament in 1998, and a Germany side who have twice lifted this trophy and have reached the semi-finals or better in each of the last three editions of the competition.

    Previous meetings
    • This is the sides' first competitive meeting at U21 level.

    • The teams did cross paths in a Paderborn friendly on 1 September 2017, visitors Hungary running out 2-1 winners. A goal in each half from Donát Zsótér (15) and Máté Vida (60) proved decisive for a Hungary team led by German coach Michael Boris, Johannes Eggestein's 65th-minute response for Stefan Kuntz's Germany proving in vain.

    • That was the teams' first fixture since a 3-0 Germany friendly win on 12 October 1994, an early Christian Nerlinger double (9, 16) setting up a victory that was confirmed by Alexander Zickler four minutes from time.

    • Goalless draws in March 1994 and September 1983 mean it is honours even over the sides' four friendly fixtures with one win apiece.

    • A Germany team including Jonathan Burkardt were 3-0 winners against Hungary in the European U19 Championship elite round on 26 March 2019. András Csonka, Norbert Szendrei and substitute Tamás Kiss were all in the Hungary team.

    Form guide
    Hungary
    • This is the co-hosts' first appearance at the U21 EURO finals. Hungary and fellow hosts Slovenia are the only sides to be making their debuts at the 2021 tournament.

    • Before the eight-team final tournament was introduced for 1998, Hungary reached the quarter-finals of the 1996 event, losing 4-3 to Scotland over two legs (2-1 h, 1-3 a).

    • The Hungarians, who were also losing quarter-finalists in the inaugural edition of the U21 competition in 1978 and again two years later, enjoyed their most successful campaign in 1986, losing to eventual champions Spain 5-4 on aggregate in the semi-finals (3-1 h, 1-4 a) having beaten Poland 5-1 over two legs in the last eight (0-1 a, 5-0 h).

    • Hungary's most successful European U21 Championship campaign since 1996 came in 2006, when they lost to holders Italy in the qualifying play-offs (1-1 h, 0-1 a).

    • A team coached by Boris – who was succeeded by Zoltán Gera in June 2019 – finished fourth in qualifying Group 6 ahead of 2019 U21 EURO, behind Belgium, Sweden and Turkey having picked up 11 points from ten matches. Hungary lost their last five fixtures.

    Germany
    • Champions in 2009 and 2017, Germany were runners-up to Spain in the 2019 final in Italy, going down 2-1 in Udine having finished first in Group B ahead of Denmark, Austria and Serbia before beating Romania 4-2 in the semi-finals.

    • This is the ninth time Germany have qualified for an eight or 12-team final tournament. Aside from their two titles, they were semi-finalists in 2015 and quarter-finalists in 1998. They also reached the last eight in 1990, 1992 and 1996.

    • As West Germany, they were runners-up to England in 1982.

    • Germany have reached the semi-finals or better in each of the last three U21 EUROs, and have progressed from the group stage in four of their last five finals appearances.

    • Kuntz – who has been in charge since August 2016, leading the team to that 2017 European triumph – oversaw a 2021 qualifying campaign in which Germany finished five points ahead of runners-up Belgium in Group 9 despite losing home (2-3) and away (1-4) against them. Germany won their other six matches against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wales and Moldova, including the last three.

    Links and trivia
    • Gera faced Germany in two international friendlies during his playing days - a 2-0 win in Kaislerslautern in 2004 and a 2-0 defeat in Gelsenkirchen in 2016.

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2021/matches/round=2001098/match=2030672/prematch/background/index.html#hungary+germany+facts

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    Squad list Only this chapter

    Hungary - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Martin Auerbach03/11/200218Puskás Akadémia - 0000--
    12Balázs Bese22/01/199922Budafoki - 00001-
    22Péter Kovács10/02/200021Budaors - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Benedek Varju21/05/200119MTK - 0000--
    3Attila Mocsi29/05/200020Haladás - 0000--
    4Botond Balogh06/06/200218Parma - 0000--
    5András Huszti29/01/200120Budafoki - 0000--
    13Olivér Tamás14/04/200119Paks - 0000--
    18Bendegúz Bolla22/11/199921Fehérvár - 0000--
    19László Deutsch09/03/199922Puskás Akadémia - 0000--
    Midfielders
    6Martin Palincsar03/01/199922MTK - 0000--
    8Szabolcs Mezei18/10/200020MTK - 0000--
    10Adrián Szőke01/07/199822Heracles - 0000--
    14Kristóf Hinora05/02/199823Vasas - 00002-
    15Mihály Kata13/04/200218MTK - 0000--
    16Norbert Szendrei27/03/200020Honvéd - 0000--
    20Csaba Bukta25/07/200119Altach - 0000--
    21András Csonka01/05/200020Budafoki - 0000--
    23Márk Kovácsréti01/09/200020Kisvárda - 0000--
    Forwards
    7Tamás Kiss24/11/200020Puskás Akadémia - 0000--
    9Bence Bíró14/07/199822MTK - 0000104
    11Alen Skribek11/04/200119Budafoki - 0000--
    17Donát Bárány04/09/200020Debrecen - 0000--
    Coach
    -Zoltán Gera22/04/197941 - 0000--
    Germany - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Markus Schubert12/06/199822Frankfurt - 30003-
    12Finn Dahmen27/03/199822Mainz - 10001-
    23Lennart Grill25/01/199922Leverkusen - 40004-
    Defenders
    2Josha Vagnoman11/12/200020Hamburg - 20002-
    4Nico Schlotterbeck01/12/199921 - 520052
    5Amos Pieper17/01/199823Arminia - 40004-
    14Stephan Ambrosius18/12/199822Hamburg - 0000--
    15Ismail Jakobs17/08/199921Köln - 30003-
    19Maxim Leitsch18/05/199822Bochum - 20002-
    Midfielders
    3David Raum22/04/199822Fürth - 10001-
    6Niklas Dorsch15/01/199823Gent - 50005-
    8Arne Maier08/01/199922Arminia - 300081
    13Salih Özcan11/01/199823Köln - 810081
    16Malick Thiaw08/08/200119Schalke - 0000--
    17Anton Stach15/11/199822Fürth - 0000--
    20Vitaly Janelt10/05/199822Brentford - 40004-
    21Bote Baku08/04/199822Wolfsburg - 70007-
    22Mateo Klimowicz06/07/200020Stuttgart - 0000--
    Forwards
    7Youssoufa Moukoko20/11/200416Dortmund - 0000--
    9Jonathan Burkardt11/07/200020Mainz - 420042
    10Lukas Nmecha14/12/199822Anderlecht - 8700117
    11Mergim Berisha11/05/199822Salzburg - 510051
    18Florian Krüger13/02/199922Erzgebirge - 410041
    Coach
    -Stefan Kuntz30/10/196258 - 800031-

    Last updated 24/03/2021 12:20CET

    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeGuillermo Cuadra Fernandez (ESP)
    • Assistant refereesIñigo Prieto (ESP) , José Naranjo (ESP)
    • Fourth officialEspen Eskås (NOR)
    • UEFA DelegateAlojzije Supraha (CRO)
    • UEFA Referee observerRoberto Rosetti (ITA)

    Referee

    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez25/04/198412

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship matches featuring teams from the two countries involved in this match

    No such matches refereed

    Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

    No such matches refereed

    Last updated 02/06/2021 15:06CET

    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

    Hungary

    • Under-21 - Group stage – final tournament
      Group A - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Germany0000000
      Hungary0000000
      Netherlands0000000
      Romania0000000
      Matchday 1 (24/03/2021)
      Hungary-Germany
    • Matchday 2 (27/03/2021)
      Hungary-Romania
    • Matchday 3 (30/03/2021)
      Netherlands-Hungary

    Germany

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (10/09/2019)
      Wales 1-5 Germany
      0-1 Hack 19, 0-2 Hack 24, 0-3 Hack 29, 0-4 Eggestein 41, 1-4 Harris 48 (P) , 1-5 Fein 50
      Schubert, Schlotterbeck (70 Handwerker), Chabot, Serra (59 L. Nmecha), Kilian, Hack (70 Baku), Dorsch (59 Özcan), Fein (59 Burnic), Janelt, Baku, Eggestein
    • (15/10/2019)
      Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-2 Germany
      0-1 Kilian 29, 0-2 L. Nmecha 79
      Schubert, Schlotterbeck, Handwerker (46 Dorsch), Serra (66 Burnic), Özcan (46 L. Nmecha), Kilian, Hack, Fein (86 Chabot), Janelt, Baku, Eggestein (77 Berisha)
    • (17/11/2019)
      Germany 2-3 Belgium
      0-1 Vanheusden 26, 1-1 Schlotterbeck 38, 1-2 Openda 43, 1-3 Openda 70, 2-3 Ache 81
      Schubert, Schlotterbeck, Geiger (78 Özcan), Serra (79 Ache), L. Nmecha, Kilian, Hack, Fein (46 Kiomourtzoglou), Janelt, Baku, Eggestein (46 Berisha)
    • (03/09/2020)
      Germany 4-1 Moldova
      1-0 Berisha 10, 2-0 L. Nmecha 62 (P) , 3-0 Schlotterbeck 74, 4-0 Krüger 79, 4-1 Carastoian 84
      Grill, Schlotterbeck, Pieper, Geiger, Maier, L. Nmecha (82 Ache), Berisha (66 Burkardt), Özcan (78 Krüger), Hack (78 Leitsch), Jakobs, Baku (78 Vagnoman)
    • (08/09/2020)
      Belgium 4-1 Germany
      1-0 Ndayishimiye 19, 1-1 L. Nmecha 31 (P) , 2-1 De Ketelaere 50, 3-1 Ndayishimiye 59 (P) , 4-1 Openda 76
      Grill, Schlotterbeck, Pieper, Geiger (73 Keitel), Maier (81 Janelt), L. Nmecha, Berisha (72 Krüger), Özcan (46 Kilian), Jakobs, Leitsch, Baku (46 Vagnoman)
    • (09/10/2020)
      Moldova 0-5 Germany
      0-1 L. Nmecha 19, 0-2 L. Nmecha 25 (P) , 0-3 Özcan 41, 0-4 Burkardt 67, 0-5 Kother 90+2
      Grill, Mai, Handwerker, Kilian, Dorsch (79 Kother), Geiger (52 Keitel), L. Nmecha (79 Massimo), Özcan, Krüger (64 Burkardt), Passlack, Wirtz (64 Ache)
    • (13/10/2020)
      Germany 1-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
      1-0 L. Nmecha 29
      Grill, Mai, Handwerker, Pieper, Dorsch, Keitel (87 Passlack), L. Nmecha, Özcan, Krüger (77 Kother), Baku, Wirtz (26 Burkardt)
    • (17/11/2020)
      Germany 2-1 Wales
      1-0 L. Nmecha 17 (P) , 2-0 Burkardt 26, 2-1 Harris 34
      Dahmen, Pieper, Dorsch, Maier, Burkardt (72 Wintzheimer), L. Nmecha, Berisha (60 Wirtz), Özcan (83 Mbom), Mai, Raum (60 Jakobs), Baku
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group A - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Germany0000000
      Hungary0000000
      Netherlands0000000
      Romania0000000
      Matchday 1 (24/03/2021)
      Hungary-Germany
    • Matchday 2 (27/03/2021)
      Germany-Netherlands
    • Matchday 3 (30/03/2021)
      Germany-Romania

    Last updated 15/03/2021 14:29CET

    Team facts Only this chapter

    Hungary

    Tournament record
    2019: did not qualify
    2017:
    did not qualify
    2015:
    did not qualify
    2013:
    did not qualify
    2011:
    did not qualify
    2009:
    did not qualify
    2007:
    did not qualify
    2006: play-offs
    2004: did not qualify
    2002:
    did not qualify
    2000:
    did not qualify
    1998:
    did not qualify
    1996: quarter-finals
    1994:
    did not qualify
    1992:
    did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: did not qualify
    1986: semi-finals
    1984: did not qualify
    1982: did not qualify
    1980: quarter-finals
    1978: quarter-finals

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament

    N/A

    Qualifying
    7-0: Hungary v Greece, 09/10/76
    1978 qualifying group stage, Kecskemét

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament

    N/A

    Qualifying
    8-0: Serbia v Hungary, 07/09/08
    2009 qualifying group stage, Belgrade

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2647648.html#team+facts+hungary

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    Germany

    Tournament record
    2019:
    runners-up
    2017:
    winners
    2015: semi-finals
    2013:
    group stage
    2011:
    did not qualify
    2009:
    winners
    2007: did not qualify (play-offs)
    2006: group stage
    2004: group stage
    2002: did not qualify
    2000: did not qualify
    1998: quarter-finals
    1996: quarter-finals
    1994: did not qualify
    1992: quarter-finals
    1990: quarter-finals (as West Germany)
    1988: did not qualify (as West Germany)
    1986: did not qualify (as West Germany)
    1984: did not qualify (as West Germany)
    1982: runners-up (as West Germany)
    1980: did not enter
    1978: did not enter

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament
    6-1: Germany v Serbia, 20/06/19
    Group stage, Trieste
    5-0:
    West Germany v USSR, 30/04/82
    Semi-final, Aachen

    Qualifying
    0-11: San Marino v Germany, 17/11/09
    2011 qualifying group stage, Serravalle

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament

    5-0: Portugal v Germany, 27/06/15
    Semi-final, Olomouc

    Qualifying
    4-1 twice, most recently Belgium v Germany, 08/09/20
    2021 qualifying group stage, Leuven

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2244737.html#team+facts+germany

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    Legend

    :: Squad list
    No: number  DoB: date of birth  Qual: qualifying  FT: final tournament  Pld: played  Gls: goals  Overall U21: all-time qualifying and final tournament data

    :: Match officials
    Nat: nationality  DoB: date of birth

    Under-21: Total matches officiated in the UEFA European U21 Championship including all qualifying round matches. Matches as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    UEFA: Total matches officiated in all UEFA competitions including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    :: Group statistics/Tournament schedule
    Pos: position  Pld: played  W: won  D: drawn  L: lost  GF: goals for  GA: goals against  Pts: points

    :: NOTE: All-time statistics
    Goals totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (eg. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored from the penalty mark during a penalty shoot-out.

    Competitions

    Club competitions
    • UCL: UEFA Champions League
    • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
    • UEL: UEFA Europa League
    • UCUP: UEFA Cup
    • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
    • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
    • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
    National team competitions
    • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
    • WC: FIFA World Cup
    • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
    • FRIE: Friendly internationals
    • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
    • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
    • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
    • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
    • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
    • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
    • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

    Competition stages

    • F: Final
    • GS: Group stage
    • GS1: First group stage
    • GS2: Second group stage
    • 3QR: Third qualifying round
    • R1: First round
    • R2: Second round
    • R3: Third round
    • R4: Fourth round
    • PR: Preliminary round
    • SF: Semi-finals
    • QF: Quarter-finals
    • R16: round of 16
    • QR: Qualifying round
    • R32: Round of 32
    • 1QR: First qualifying round
    • 1st: first leg
    • 2QR: Second qualifying round
    • 2nd: second leg
    • FT: Final tournament
    • PO: Play-off
    • ELITE: Elite round
    • Rep: Replay
    • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
    • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
    • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

    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
    • f: Match forfeited

    Statistics

    • -: Denotes player substituted
    • +: Denotes player introduced
    • *: Denotes player sent off
    • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

    Squad list

    • D: Disciplinary
    • *: Misses next match if booked
    • S: Suspended
    • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
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