Germany vs Hungary live updates (2024)

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June 19, 2024 at 2:25 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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The Briefing: Nagelsmann’s tactics, Neuer’s revival, Germany through first

The hosts are through to the knockout stages after that convincing win over Hungary in Stuttgart.

Hungary didn’t roll over like Scotland had in the opening game, however.

Our own Sam Lee, Nancy Froston and Liam Tharme analyse and evaluate the key talking points from the game.

GO FURTHERGermany 2 Hungary 0 – Nagelsmann’s tactics, Neuer’s revival and Germany through first

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June 19, 2024 at 2:19 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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Full-time stats zone

It felt at half-time like Germany were doing enough to win comfortably, and that was how it played out. Here are the full-time numbers…

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  • Possession: 69% — 31%
  • Shots: 19 — 11
  • On target: 7 — 4
  • XG: 1.52 — 1.13
  • Big chances: 3 — 4
  • Blocked shots: 7 — 3
  • Duels won: 42 — 41
  • Dispossessed: 6 — 5

A show of power and efficiency from Germany then. But at least this time, Hungary showed how they can cause any team issues. Scotland will have it tough in their final game, never mind tonight.

June 19, 2024 at 2:14 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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As it stands in Group A

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So Germany have already qualified, and Hungary’s future in the tournament hangs in the balance.

Scotland have the chance to cause Switzerland grief in the final game today — one that kicks off in about 45 minutes, and you can follow Scotland vs Switzerland live right here.

June 19, 2024 at 2:10 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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Laser-guided Kroos does it again

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Yes, another Germany game — another Toni Kroos masterclass. We all knew it was coming.

He completed 124 passes today, and that is the second most on record by a midfielder in a European Championship game.

The only one with more? Xavi’s 127 successful passes for Spain against Republic of Ireland at Euro 2012.

And Kroos did it in those ‘old’ boots too…

GO FURTHERWhy Toni Kroos ignored progress and stuck with his old Adidas boots: ‘It’s like a Disney love story’
June 19, 2024 at 2:05 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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Good omens after two opening wins

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Remarkably, that is the first time Germany have won the first two games of a European Championship for the first time since 2012, when they reached the semi-finals.

It is only the fourth time in history they’ve managed it — tThe others being 1980 (finished champions), 1996 (finished champions) and 2012 (semi-finalists).

So in short, it bodes well for them.

June 19, 2024 at 2:01 PM EDTMatt Slater·Football Writer

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Germany's bright spots

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Szoboslzai is booked late for booting the ball away after an obvious foul. That summed up his afternoon.

Ominous stuff from the Germans thought — or really exciting, I suppose. Nice shape, loads of options, best players in form and Musiala making magic. Annoying, aren't they?!

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June 19, 2024 at 1:57 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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Third or burst for Hungary

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With that being two defeats from two for Hungary, they definitely cannot finish in the top two of Group A.

If they are to make the knockout stages, it will be in third. And it may well come down to their final group game against Scotland.

June 19, 2024 at 1:54 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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It's all over. Germany get it done. They are already into the knockout stages.

June 19, 2024 at 1:52 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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Loose from Max and close for Orban

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A little ragged from Germany for a moment.

Max Mittelstadt picks up a fairly unnecessary booking, which makes it four for Germany so far this tournament.

Then Neuer fails to hold onto a ball into the box. It bounces free but Orban’s shot is blocked on the line.

Three added minutes to go…

June 19, 2024 at 1:48 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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One chance but not definitive

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Varga’s game is up. He gets a rest for the last few moments, and to send him away is a replay of his big chance.

I have to say, even if that goes in I’d have still banked on Germany finding another goal.

They’ve looked a very decent side again today.

June 19, 2024 at 1:46 PM EDTMatt Slater·Football Writer

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It's Stuttgart time

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Germany's second goal appears to have killed this game as a contest. Hungary haven't had a sniff since the Vargas header 20 minutes ago.

Szoboszlai has been dispossessed more times this half than he's completed passes.

Nagelsmann is also playing to the gallery. Three Stuttgart players are now on the pitch — the latest being Brighton’s on-loan forward, Deniz Undav.

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June 19, 2024 at 1:44 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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One surety, one possible surprise

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One side of this isn’t a surprise. Germany have not lost in 12 European Championship games when they’ve scored first — as they did here.

More of a surprise would be Hungary not scoring. Their last blank came 12 games ago.

June 19, 2024 at 1:41 PM EDTSam Lee·Manchester City Correspondent

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When will the Kroos penny drop?

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At what point in this tournament will one of Germany's opponents make a plan for stopping Kroos in that left centre-back role, and what will it look like?

June 19, 2024 at 1:39 PM EDTSebastian Stafford-Bloor

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Time for a singalong

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"Wir fahren nach Berlin, Berlin, Berlin" now echoing out of the stands.

That's German for "We're going to Wembley".

June 19, 2024 at 1:38 PM EDTMatt Slater·Football Writer

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Kerkes appeals

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Milos Kerkez played well. The Bournemouth wing-back hugs the left touchline and always tries to go forward first. Good player.

He gets a rest now, with Zsolt Nagy of Puskas Academy coming on.

June 19, 2024 at 1:35 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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Gulacsi called into action, twice

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Sane and Kimmich combine in the box, Fullkrug leaves the defender to it, and he fires a low shot that Gulacsi repels.

The keeper has to repeat the trick seconds later from a low Sane drive.

Germany in total control now.

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June 19, 2024 at 1:33 PM EDTLiam Tharme

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Neat and tidy

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Neat from Germany to score 22 minutes into each half. One of their biggest strengths is how varied their positioning is at crosses and cutbacks, having players on different lines to give different finishing options and making them harder to mark.

June 19, 2024 at 1:32 PM EDTMatt Slater·Football Writer

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Just give it to Jamal

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Great goal. Musiala at the heart of it again. Germany just need to keep giving him the ball. He's on a tear.

June 19, 2024 at 1:31 PM EDTSam Lee·Manchester City Correspondent

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Mittelstadt nails it

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Good work from Mittelstadt there. I wasn't necessarily doubting him when I wondered pre-kick-off whether he would be creative enough if an opposition team managed to lock down Germany through the middle and ensure the left-back had a lot of the ball, but he certainly did well there.

June 19, 2024 at 1:30 PM EDTSebastian Stafford-Bloor

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Gundogan turns it around

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Wonderful moment for Ilkay Gundogan, who has received so much flak — and particularly for his inability to contribute that kind of moment.

Actually, Gundogan has recently been accused of being an obstruction in that No.10 role. Now, he has practically guaranteed Germany a place in the knockout rounds.

A captain's goal, because it had got a little tense in Stuttgart, with Hungary playing well.

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