Euro 2024: Germany Feast On Hungary Via Goals From Musiala And Gundogan To Secure Qualification For The Knockout Phase

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Germany domineeringly feasted on Hungary at the Stuttgart Arena courtesy of two fantastic goals.

Players of two different demographics; Jamal Musiala and IIkay Gundogan scored in either half, helping the host nation become the first country to qualify for the knockout rounds.

Jamal Musiala Scored The Opening Goal For Germany Against Hungary

Gundogan assisted Musiala for Germany’s first, with the Barcelona man playing a fine pass into the eventual scorer.

Jamal Musiala kept his cool and converted from inside the box, with Hungary protesting for a foul in the build-up to the goal which the referee turned deaf ears.

The Hungarians were to get back on level terms in the 26 minutes, with Dominic Szoboszlai hitting a wonderful effort that appeared destined for the top-left corner, however, Manuel Neuer made a big save to keep Julian Nagelsmann’s side ahead.

Striker Barnabas Varga couldn’t squeeze in the follow-up, minutes after he was booked for dissent following the opening goal by Germany.

Antonio Rudiger was also shown a yellow in the 27th minute, seemingly for dissent with the Real Madrid man surprised by the decision.

In the 44th minute, Die Mannschaft could have doubled their lead following a delightful attacking move, but an attempt from Musiala took a deflection and went into the side-netting.

Deep into stoppage time of the opening half, Hungary could have got the equalizer after Willi Orban directed Szoboszlai’s free-kick goalwards.

Neuer was called into action and he sprawled to make a great save with Sallai reacting quickest for the rebound, heading the ball into the back of the net.

Unfortunately for Marco Rossi’s side, the goal was chalked off, and they went into the break with mixed feelings, one of belief, while the other of their mental weariness.

Moreover, in the second 45, Julian Nagelsmann made two substitutions just 2 minutes before the hour mark, introducing Leroy Sane for Florian Wirtz, while Niclas Füllkrug came on for Kai Havertz.

Six minutes later, Hungary made their change, bringing on Laszlo Kleinheisler for Adam Negy, as they sought the equalizer.

IIkay Gundogan Made It 2 For Germany In The Second Period

Heartbreak for them in the 67th minute, as IIkay Gundogan penned his name on the score sheet with a fantastic goal.

German defender Maximilian Mittelstaaedt played a perfect cutback for Gundogan, who finished off expertly from inside the box.

Die Mannschaft also made two changes in the 72nd minute, with Emre Can coming on for Robert Aldrich, while Chris Fuhrich replaced Jamal Musiala.

Zsolt Nagy and Martin Adam also came on for Bendeguz Bolla and Milos Kerkez in the 75th minute.

Germany’s final change in the 84th minute, with Deniz Undav coming on for IIkay Gundogan.

Three minutes before the expiration of the affair, Marco Rossi also withdrew Barnabas Varga for Hungary, bringing on Daniel Gazdag in his place.

Kevin Csoboth also exited the fray for Roland Sallai in the 87th minute.

Germany’s Maximilian Mittelstaaedt got his name taken down into the referee’s book, handing him a yellow for a foul on Csoboth.

Hungary had a golden opportunity right on the stroke of 90 minutes after Adam struck a wicked shot that was blocked on the line by Joshua Kimmich.

Three minutes of additional time was displayed by the 4th official, and in the 3rd minute, Liverpool’s Dominic Szoboszlai was shown a yellow for a poor tackle in the dying embers of the game.

Hungary boss Marco Rossi was also booked late on in the European Championship encounter.

Germany ultimately bounced out of the game with another 3 points, which helped them secure passage to the knockout phase as earlier indicated.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side sit at the summit of Group A, while Hungary sit 3rd with no point from 2 matches, having lost to Switzerland in their opening group game.

They face Scotland in their final Group affair, while Germany battles Switzerland.

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