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Following Saturday’s Disappointment, the National Team Triumphs with an Outstanding Performance

Ábrahám Vass 2018.09.12.

Following a disappointing defeat on Saturday in Finland, the Hungarian national team improved and beat the group favourite, Greece, in the UEFA Nations League yesterday.

Following an early goal by Teemu Pukki, the Finnish took the lead on Saturday. Being of equal strength, both teams had multiple chances, yet neither could score. As a result, the Hungarian team started off their Nations League campaign with a rather surprising defeat (0-1).

After Saturday’s disappointment, no one expected the team to win against Greece, as they are ranked well above Hungary and the clear favourite of the group. On Tuesday, aside from Marco Rossi‘s outstanding tactical solutions, the team gave a great performance and managed to keep their lead (2-1), winning for the first time in almost 300 days.

While the team still has plenty of room for improvement, this latest performance was definitely promising. Anything is possible in this evenly matched group as, following another victory against Estonia, Finland leads, and Greece and Hungary are currently tied in points. The national team’s next game is scheduled for October 12 in Athens against another highly motivated Greek team.


featured image via Illyés Tibor/ MTI