Third place - 17/06/1972 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time) - Stade Maurice Dufrasne - Liege
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Hungary - Belgium 1-2 - 17/06/1972 - Match page - UEFA EURO 1972

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Belgium beat Hungary to win bronze

Published: Friday 3 October 2003, 9.47CET
Hungary 1-2 Belgium
Paul van Himst capped a landmark day for he and his country with the goal that ultimately earned the hosts third place.
Belgium beat Hungary to win bronze
Paul Van Himst set the record for most caps and goals for Belgium in 1972 ©Getty Images

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Published: Friday 3 October 2003, 9.47CET

Belgium beat Hungary to win bronze

Hungary 1-2 Belgium
Paul van Himst capped a landmark day for he and his country with the goal that ultimately earned the hosts third place.

It proved a memorable day for Paul van Himst in particular as hosts Belgium beat Hungary 2-1 to finish third.

Outclassed by West Germany in the semi-finals, Belgium dusted themselves down in impressive fashion. For Van Himst, who equaled the Belgian record for most caps (68), it was an unforgettable occasion which was topped off by a goal which also drew him level with his country's best-ever haul of 30.

Belgium were already one to the good by that point, Raoul Lambert beating Miklós Páncsics twice, leaving him on his backside, before shooting high and left-footed to the goalkeeper's right. Lambert then went up the left and delivered a cross which, after a mistake by István Géczi left the Hungarian goalkeeper stranded, presented Van Himst with an open goal.

Lambert later went round the goalkeeper only to send a shot trickling wide. With Jan Verheyen marking Flórián Albert out of the game, Hungary were lucky to pull a goal back when Lajos Kü, having been felled by Léon Semmeling, converted the subsequent penalty. Van Himst and Lambert both spurned second-half opportunities to add to their tallies but there was no way back for Hungary.

Last updated: 09/11/11 14.15CET

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Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Belgium

Belgium

1
GécziIstván Géczi (GK)
1
PiotChristian Piot (GK)
2
FábiánTibor Fábián
2
HeylensGeorges Heylens
3
PáncsicsMiklós Páncsics (C)
3
DolmansLéon Dolmans
Yellow Card0
4
JuhászPéter Juhász
Yellow Card0
4
ThissenJean Thissen
5
BálintLászló Bálint
5
VandendaeleErwin Vandendaele
6
KűLajos Kű
Goal53
6
DockxJean Dockx
7
KozmaMihály Kozma
7
SemmelingLéon Semmeling
8
AlbertFlórián Albert
8
PolleunisOdilon Polleunis
9
A. DunaiAntal Dunai
9
LambertRaoul Lambert
Goal24
10
JuhászIstván Juhasz
10
Van HimstPaul Van Himst (C)
Goal28
11
ZámbóSándor Zámbó
Substitution45
11
VerheyenJan Verheyen

Substitutes

12
RappImre Rapp (GK)
12
SandersLuc Sanders (GK)
13
KovácsJózsef Kovács
13
Van BinstGilbert Van Binst
14
SzűcsLajos Szűcs
Substitution45
14
MartensMaurice Martens
15
KocsisLajos Kocsis
15
TeugelsJacques Teugels
16
SzőkeIstván Szőke
16
JanssensFrans Janssens

Coach

Rudolf Illovszky (HUN) Raymond Goethals (BEL)

Referee

Johan Einar Boström (SWE)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution