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Austria 0 - Hungary 2

Tuesday, 14th June

Would Hungary even be here if UEFA hadn't increased the tournament to twenty-four teams?

With a little bit of luck, the Hungarians could even get out of the group as one of the best third-placed teams. Just ask Austria's Christian Fuchs (Leicester City) about dreaming the impossible before a ball has been kicked.

Austria started quicker than anyone so far in this tournament; with David Alaba hitting the base of the upright, with just thirty one seconds on the clock.

Within ten minutes, Alaba was testing the oldest player ever to have taken part in an European Championship Finals tournament. The forty-year old, Gabor Kiraly collected comfortably.

Austria might have had more of the possession but Hungary looked the better side when they had the ball; with Balazs Dzsudzsak having the best opportunity, since Alaba hit the post.

Half-time: Austria 0 - Hungary 0

Ten minutes into the second-half, Dzsudzsak's rising, left-foot shot from the edge of the area forced Robert Almer to punch the ball away for a corner.

Hungary finally took the lead in the 62nd minute. A few swift one-touch passes and fine movement off the back of Austria players, enabled Adam Szalai to finish off a beautifully moved team goal; his first in 41 matches, for club and country.

Four minutes later, Aleksander Dragovic earned his second yellow card and Austria were reduced to ten men.

With Austria committed to salvaging a point, Hungary broke fast from deep, with four minutes left to play. Austria were completely stretched and Zoltan Stieber had to do little more than keep his cool; with a sweet chip over Robert Almer.

Group F in Bordeaux.

Travel to Austria Travel to Hungary

Final Score: Austria 0 - Hungary 2

0:1 (Adam Szalai, 62)
0:2 (Zoltan Stieber, 87)

Travel to Austria Austria:
1-Robert Almer;
17-Florian Klein, 3-Aleksander Dragovic, 4-Martin Hinteregger, 5-Christian Fuchs;
8-David Alaba, 14-Julian Baumgartlinger, 11-Martin Harnik, 10-Zlatko Junuzovic;
7-Marko Arnautovic, 21-Marc Janko.

Travel to Hungary Hungary:
1-Gabor Kiraly;
5-Attila Fiola, 20-Richard Guzmics, 2-Adam Lang, 4-Tamas Kadar;
10-Zoltan Gera, 11-Krisztian Nemeth, 8-Adam Nagy, 15-Laszlo Kleinheisler;
7-Balazs Dzsudzsak, 9-Adam Szalai.

Euro 2016 in France.

Michel - Founder of TravelNotes.org and Meta-Travel.com