Zsolt Nagy and Jonas Hofmann traded early goals as Hungary and Germany shared the points in a compelling encounter in UEFA Nations League Group A3.
Hungary had stunned Germany with an early goal when these teams met at UEFA EURO 2020, and the hosts needed only six minutes to go ahead in Budapest, Nagy rifling ruthlessly beyond Manuel Neuer after the goalkeeper had beaten Roland Sallai’s header into his path.
Germany are unbeaten in their last 12 matches, drawing four times.
Germany have lost only two of their last 16 games against Hungary, drawing six times.
Hansi Flick’s team are without a clean sheet in 12 matches in the competition
Germany coach Hansi Flick on Nations League match against Hungary ,he said ,“I predicted at our press conference on Friday that this could be our toughest match out of the four. We played against an extremely organised and defensively strong side. We didn’t succeed in accomplishing our plan; our frequent mistakes made life easy for our opponents.
We lacked conviction, we played without confidence. Too often, we didn’t decide to shoot when we had a clear chance to do so. Our play lacked intensity but, after such a long season, unfortunately it can happen.
We had seven shots on goal and that’s not enough. Compared to the England match we had an extra day to prepare, and we expected more. Tonight, in terms of the result and our play, is a bit of a regression. We’re now focusing on taking three points against Italy in Mönchengladbach.”