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Hungary bound for finals after Norway win

Published: Sunday 15 November 2015, 22.45CET
Hungary 2-1 Norway (agg: 3-1)
Tamás Priskin's splendid 14th-minute finish and a late own goal steered the Magyars to their first major final tournament since 1986.
by Matthew Watson-Broughton
from Groupama Aréna

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Match statistics

HungaryNorway

Goals scored2
 
1
Possession (%)39
 
61
Total attempts11
 
13
on target5
 
4
off target4
 
6
blocked2
 
3
against woodwork1
 
1
Corners4
 
9
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
10
Fouls suffered7
 
11

Standings

Published: Sunday 15 November 2015, 22.45CET

Hungary bound for finals after Norway win

Hungary 2-1 Norway (agg: 3-1)
Tamás Priskin's splendid 14th-minute finish and a late own goal steered the Magyars to their first major final tournament since 1986.

  • Fine Tamás Priskin strike puts Hungary firmly in charge in front of noisy crowd
  • Own goal in closing stages dispels any lingering nerves in Budapest
  • Markus Henriksen strike takes little gloss of Bernd Storck's side's achievement
  • Hungary reach first EURO since 1972; first finals since 1986 FIFA World Cup
  • Teams wear black armbands and observe minute's silence following events in Paris

A fabulous second-leg performance secured Hungary's place at UEFA EURO 2016, Bernd Storck's men dispatching Norway 2-1 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate.

A superb strike from Tamás Priskin gave Hungary an early lead and they confidently held on to it for much of the match, doubling their advantage through a Markus Henriksen own goal before the same player grabbed one back for Norway, but to no avail for the away team.

Balázs Dzsudzsák seized on a loose ball to try his luck after just forty seconds, but Ørjan Nyland gathered easily, and Norway struggled to unsettle a Hungary side that defended deep and broke at pace. From one such attack, Hungary took a sensational lead through Priskin, as he chased down a long pass from Tamás Kádár, cut inside and curled a ferocious shot into the far right corner of the net from 18 metres.

That left Norway needing to score at least twice, and Per-Mathias Høgmo's men nearly did get a goal back through Haitam Aleesami, but Gábor Király saved well with his legs. Still Hungary applied the pressure and Gergő Lovrencsics's far-post header from László Kleinheisler's whipped right-wing cross was only a metre wide.

Priskin: Best goal of my life

After the interval, Hungary brought on Ádám Pintér for Ákos Elek in a bid to beef up the midfield, while Norway drafted in Pål André Helland and Marcus Pedersen for Mohamed Elyounoussi and 16-year-old Martin Ødegaard. The pattern of the game remained largely unaltered, though, with Hungary sitting deep, nullifying Norway's attacks and countering. From one such break, Dzudzsák hit the crossbar just before the hour mark.

Nyland kept his team in the tie with a superb low save from Hungary's captain before Norway finally created some chances, Marcus Pedersen having a close-range shot superbly blocked by Király and Markus Henriksen firing over from a narrow angle.

Hungary were thus relieved when Henriksen accidentally steered Dániel Böde's flick-on towards his own goal, Nyland unable to keep it out. The AZ Alkmaar man made some amends with a low finish at the other end, but Norway could do nothing else to dampen Hungary's full-time celebrations.

Last updated: 05/06/16 19.59CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000447/match=2018081/postmatch/report/index.html#hungary+bound+euro

Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Norway

Norway

1
KirályGábor Király (GK)
12
NylandØrjan Nyland (GK)
2
LangÁdám Lang
3
HovlandEven Hovland
4
KádárTamás Kádár
5
TetteyAlexander Tettey
5
FiolaAttila Fiola
8
JohansenStefan Johansen
Yellow Card11
6
ElekÁkos Elek
Substitution46
10
HenriksenMarkus Henriksen
Goal83
Goal87
7
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák (C)
11
ØdegaardMartin Ødegaard
Substitution46
8
A. NagyÁdám Nagy
Yellow Card72
13
ElyounoussiMohamed Elyounoussi
Substitution46
14
LovrencsicsGergő Lovrencsics
14
ElabdellaouiOmar Elabdellaoui
15
Kleinheisler László Kleinheisler
Substitution75
15
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred (C)
Substitution80
19
PriskinTamás Priskin
Goal14
Substitution62
16
AleesamiHaitam Aleesami
20
GuzmicsRichárd Guzmics
21
ForrenVegard Forren
Yellow Card65

Substitutes

22
MegyeriBalázs Megyeri (GK)
1
JarsteinRune Jarstein (GK)
12
BogdánÁdám Bogdán (GK)
22
André HansenAndré Hansen (GK)
3
VanczákVilmos Vanczák
2
HøgliTom Høgli
9
SzalaiÁdám Szalai
4
StrandbergStefan Strandberg
10
BošnjakPredrag Bošnjak
6
NordtveitHåvard Nordtveit
11
NémethKrisztián Németh
Substitution75
7
PedersenMarcus Pedersen
Substitution46
13
BödeDániel Böde
Substitution62
Yellow Card81
9
SøderlundAlexander Søderlund
16
PintérÁdám Pintér
Substitution46
17
LinnesMartin Linnes
17
NikolićNemanja Nikolić
18
V. BerishaValon Berisha
18
StieberZoltán Stieber
19
BergetJo Inge Berget
Substitution80
21
LeandroLeandro
20
SelnæsOle Selnæs
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
23
HellandPål André Helland
Substitution46

Coach

Bernd Storck (GER) Per-Mathias Høgmo (NOR)

Referee

Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Alonso (ESP), Juan Yuste (ESP)

Fourth official

Roberto del Palomar (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP), Carlos Del Cerro (ESP)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution