Hungary have won two of their last three games at the Allianz Arena. Hungary’s three-match unbeaten run away to Germany was ended on their last visit five years ago. Germany have won nine of their 12 previous appearances in the last 16 of the competition.
Germany beat Hungary 2-0 in Gelsenkirchen with an Ádám Lang own goal and Thomas Müller’s strike. The most recent of the sides’ meetings came in June 2016
. This is the teams’ first competitive meeting since the 1954 FIFA World Cup final. Germany have won 13 of their 34 matches against Hungary, with seven of their ten defeats coming in the first 14 games between the countries. Germany/West Germany were without a win in five matches against Germany (D4 L1) in the 1954 World Cup. The only other competitive fixture between the sides is only the only other match between the two sides.
FACTS ABOUT GERMANY
Germany are competing in their 13th successive European Championship. Joachim Löw’s side were semi-finalists at UEFA EURO 2016, losing 2-0 to hosts France. Germany won both games at the Football Arena Munich at the 2006 World Cup. They also lifted the World Cup in the city in 1974 after a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands in the final. Germany will face France on 6 September 2019 at the Amsterdam Arena in the Netherlands.
The match will be Germany’s 26th successive appearance in a World Cup or EURO final tournament. Germany are three-time runners-up at the European Championships and have won three European titles. Germany have won seven of their eight qualifiers to book their place at Euro 2020. They have won four of their seven matches at the Arena Munich. Germany’s heaviest UEFA European Championship loss came at the stadium, a 3-0 reverse against the Czech Republic.
FACTS ABOUT HUNGARY:
This is Hungary’s second consecutive EURO finals. Their 2016 appearance was their first since 1972 and their first major tournament since the 1986 World Cup. Only four countries competed at the first two EURO final rounds the Magyars reached – in 1964 and 1972. Marco Rossi’s side qualified for the play-offs having finished second in their group in the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League. Loïc Négo (88) and Dominik Szoboszlai (90+2) scored late goals to snatch a 2-1 victory over Iceland in the final in Budapest.
Hungary were unbeaten in six matches (W4 D2) since a 3-2 loss at home to Russia in the 2020 Nations League on 6 September 2020. Hungary’s record in Germany overall is W10 D8 L11. At the 1972 Olympics they beat Iran 5-0 in Nürnberg, Denmark in Augsburg, East Germany in Passau and Mexico in Regensburg (all 2-0) aside from their three games in Munich. They also reached the final of the 1938 and 1954 World Cups, losing to Italy (in France) and West Germany (in Switzerland) respectively. Hungary have played only four previous matches in Munich .
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