Videoton beat Debrecen to take Super Cup

Double winners Debreceni VSC lost the Hungarian Super Cup to Videoton FC, whose coach Paulo Sousa said: "It's always good to begin a season with a victory."

Videoton's Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa
Videoton's Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa ©Getty Images

Hungarian double winners Debreceni VSC were denied a clean sweep of national titles as they lost 5-3 on penalties to Videoton FC following a 1-1 draw in the Hungarian Super Cup.

József Varga and László Rezes set up Ádám Bódi to give Debrecen a third-minutes lead. They had a second goal ruled out after the break before 20-year-old midfielder István Kovács pounced 18 minutes from the end for Videoton, tidying up after goalkeeper Nenad Novaković failed to hold a Sándor Torghelle effort.

In the resulting shoot-out, the first seven penalties were converted before Bódi hit his over the bar. That allowed centre-half Marco Caneira to win the day for Videoton.

The club’s Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa said: "It's always good to begin a season with a victory, and it is a particularly good feeling if it comes against the toughest opponents possible."

Goalscorer Kovács added: "I'm delighted to have scored my first competitive goal for Videoton. This success will give us a foundation for our season. We will have a great tussle with Debrecen for the title. I believe that we have more strength in depth, but it is up to the technical staff to find the right starting XI for each match."

 

 

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