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Stieber makes Hungary happy in Finland

Published: Saturday 13 June 2015, 20.00CET
Finland 0-1 Hungary
Zoltan Stieber's spectacular 82nd-minute goal boosted Hungary's qualifying hopes but severely damaged those of Finland.
by Mikael Erävuori
from Helsinki Olympic Stadium

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Match statistics

FinlandHungary

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)47
 
53
Total attempts7
 
15
on target1
 
7
off target5
 
5
blocked1
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
7
Offsides3
 
2
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
18
Fouls suffered18
 
14

Standings

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Published: Saturday 13 June 2015, 20.00CET

Stieber makes Hungary happy in Finland

Finland 0-1 Hungary
Zoltan Stieber's spectacular 82nd-minute goal boosted Hungary's qualifying hopes but severely damaged those of Finland.

Zoltan Stieber's spectacular 82nd-minute goal gives Hungary a vital Group F victory
After four group losses in a row, Finland trail third-placed Hungary by seven points
Next games: Greece v Finland, Hungary v Romania (4 September)

Hungary boosted their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying hopes and virtually ended those of Finland with a deserved win in Helsinki earned by a late Zoltan Stieber strike.

On a run of five straight defeats, including three in Group F, Finland were desperate for a result and their nerves showed as early passes went astray. Zoltán Gera, Stieber, and Balázs Dzsudzsák all had chances for the visitors but as the first half went on Finland began to settle and deny Hungary clear-cut opportunities.

Shortly after the interval Hungary came close to a breakthrough as substitute Krisztián Németh managed to get the ball past onrushing Finland goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky, but covering centre-back Markus Halsti cleared the danger. After that Finland took more control and were able to create a few half-chances themselves, particularly in the 65th minute when a Roman Eremenko shot was well saved by Hungary goalkeeper Gábor Király.

However, with eight minutes to go, a half-cleared ball fell perfectly for midfielder Stieber, who returned it with interest past Hradecky from 30 metres. Finland, fourth in the section, are now seven points behind third-placed Hungary, who have kept the pressure on Romania and Northern Ireland – both of whom they face in September.

Last updated: 14/06/15 23.55CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013956/postmatch/report/index.html#stieber+makes+hungary+happy

Lineups

Finland

Finland

Hungary

Hungary

12
HradeckyLukas Hradecky (GK)
1
KirályGábor Király (GK)
3
MoisanderNiklas Moisander (C)
2
LangÁdám Lang
Yellow Card56
7
EremenkoRoman Eremenko
4
KádárTamás Kádár
8
P. HetemajPerparim Hetemaj
7
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák (C)
Yellow Card81
Substitution88
10
PukkiTeemu Pukki
Substitution46
8
TőzsérDániel Tőzsér
13
ArkivuoKari Arkivuo
10
GeraZoltán Gera
Yellow Card64
14
SparvTim Sparv
Yellow Card80
11
SzalaiÁdám Szalai
Substitution77
15
HalstiMarkus Halsti
Yellow Card81
14
FiolaAttila Fiola
16
MattilaSakari Mattila
Substitution85
18
StieberZoltán Stieber
Goal82
Yellow Card82
21
HämäläinenKasper Hämäläinen
19
PriskinTamás Priskin
Substitution46
22
RaitalaJukka Raitala
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
Yellow Card82

Substitutes

1
MäenpääNiki Mäenpää (GK)
22
DibuszDénes Dibusz (GK)
23
H. MoisanderHenrik Moisander (GK)
12
BogdánÁdám Bogdán (GK)
2
SorsaSebastian Sorsa
3
VanczákVilmos Vanczák
4
ToivioJoona Toivio
5
ForróGyula Forró
5
LamThomas Lam
6
LeandroLeandro
6
SchüllerRasmus Schüller
9
NémethKrisztián Németh
Substitution46
9
VäyrynenTim Väyrynen
13
R. VargaRoland Varga
11
RiskiRiku Riski
Substitution46
Yellow Card55
15
SzolnokiRoland Szolnoki
17
KaukoJoni Kauko
16
Á. SimonÁdám Simon
Substitution88
18
MorenValtteri Moren
17
NikolićNemanja Nikolić
Substitution77
19
LodRobin Lod
20
GuzmicsRichárd Guzmics
20
PohjanpaloJoel Pohjanpalo
Substitution85
21
K. SimonKrisztián Simon

Coach

Mixu Paatelainen (FIN) Pál Dárdai (HUN)

Referee

Matej Jug (SVN)

Assistant referees

Matej Žunič (SVN), Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)

Fourth official

Andraž Kovacic (SVN)

Additional assistant referees

Mitja Žganec (SVN), Dejan Balažič (SVN)

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