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Euro 2020: Germany vs Hungary Preview

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Euro 2020: Germany vs Hungary Preview

Second place Germany host Hungary at the Allianz Arena tonight at 8pm, knowing a win will see them qualify for the knockout stages. As for Hungary, they will be going into the game bottom of the group, however maintaining a slim chance to qualify out of what is undoubtedly the toughest group out of them all.

Germany will be boosted by both defender Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan, as they returned to training after both picking up knocks in their 4-2 win against Portugal. However Thomas Muller is unlikely to feature after sustaining a knee injury in the same game. As for Hungary their captain has been given the all clear to play after being substituted against France due to a head injury.

 

Germany predicted XI: Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rudiger; Kimmich, Gundogan, Kroos, Gosens; Havertz, Gnabry, Sane

Hungary predicted XI: Gulacsi; Botka, Orban, At. Szalai; Nagy; Nego, Kleinheisler, Schafer, Fiola; Nikolic, Sallai

 

Match Facts

Head-to-head

  • This will be the first meeting between these two sides at a European Championship.
  • The 2 teams met twice at the 1954 World Cup. Hungary won 8-3 in the group stage but West Germany won 3-2 in the final. Hungary’s win remains Germany’s heaviest defeat at a major tournament.

 

Germany

  • For the first time in their history, Germany could be eliminated at the group stages of consecutive tournaments.
  • The Germans have scored a combined total of 302 goals across all of  World Cups and Euros. The most of any nation.

 

Hungary

  • Roland Sallai has scored 2 goals and assisted one in his last for games for his national side.
  • Hungary have not won in their last 5 games at  European Championship. Drawing 3 and losing 2.

 

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