Hungary leave Italy on the edge

Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.45CET
Hungary 2-0 Italy
A goal in each half by Krisztián Németh and Vladimir Koman left five-time winners Italy on the verge of early elimination in Group 3.
by Matthew Watson-Broughton
from Györi Eto Stadium
Hungary leave Italy on the edge
Hungary's Krisztián Németh was the scourge of Italy again with the opening goal ©AFP

Match statistics

HungaryItaly

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts14
 
10
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
5
Fouls committed24
 
17

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Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.45CET

Hungary leave Italy on the edge

Hungary 2-0 Italy
A goal in each half by Krisztián Németh and Vladimir Koman left five-time winners Italy on the verge of early elimination in Group 3.

A goal in each half by Krisztián Németh and Vladimir Koman left five-time winners Italy on the verge of early elimination from the UEFA European Under-21 Championship and revived Hungary's hopes of progressing from qualifying Group 3.

Németh again
Pierluigi Casiraghi's side had taken four points from their first three fixtures, yet were always up against it at the Györi Eto Stadium from the moment András Simon's clever reverse pass put in Németh – who scored twice in extra-time to eliminate Italy in the FIFA U-20 World Cup quarter-finals last month – to open the scoring in the 15th minute. Hungarian hopes suffered a knock five minutes later, however, when Németh had to be replaced after falling badly when challenging for a high ball, although Péter Gulácsi produced a fine save from Mario Balotelli's header on the stroke of half-time.

Clinching second
The FC Internazionale Milano forward was again to the fore in the second period, volleying against the post in the 59th minute before Gulácsi denied him again. Koman then inspired a series of dangerous counterattacks as space opened up and made Italy pay for their failure to equalise with two minutes left, when he beat debutant Vito Mannone with a precise low shot. Hungary, who lost their last fixture 4-1 to section leaders Wales in August, remain second in the pool, four points off the pace with a game in hand, while Italy are nine points adrift of the summit.

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Last updated: 13/11/09 22.52CET

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Lineup

Hungary

Hungary

Italy

Italy

1Péter Gulácsi (GK)1Vito Mannone (GK)
2János Szabó2Lorenzo De Silvestri (C)
Yellow Card90+1'
4Tamás Kádár3Davide Brivio
Yellow Card45+2'
Substitution46'
6Zsolt Korcsmár4Luca Marrone
7Vladimir Koman (C)
Goal88'
5Gabriele Angella
Yellow Card27'
8József Varga6Angelo Ogbonna
9Krisztián Németh
Goal15'
Substitution20'
7Ezequiel Schelotto
Substitution68'
13Pál Lázár8Andrea Poli
15Ákos Elek
Yellow Card79'
9Guido Marilungo
Substitution46'
17András Gosztonyi
Substitution81'
10Mario Balotelli
Yellow Card66'
19András Simon
Substitution66'
11Davide Santon

Substitutes

12Ádám Kovácsik (GK)12Vincenzo Fiorillo (GK)
3Andor Margitics13Lorenzo Ariaudo
10Dénes Szakály
Substitution66'
14Michele Cremonesi
11László Lencse
Substitution20'
15Francesco Bolzoni
14Dániel Vadnai16Antonino Barillà
Substitution68'
18Gábor Gyömbér17Mattia Mustacchio
Substitution46'
20Roland Varga
Substitution81'
18Fabio Borini
Substitution46'

Coach

Sándor Egervári (HUN) Pierluigi Casiraghi (ITA)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Assistant referees

Muhammed Matadar (ENG), Stephen Child (ENG)

Fourth official

David Webb (ENG)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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