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Iceland own goal spares Hungary defeat


Birkir Sævarsson’s 88th-minute own goal salvaged Hungary a deserved UEFA EURO 2016 Group F point and denied Iceland their first victory in the finals of a major tournament. In desperately lunging to cut out substitute Nemanja Nikolić’s low delivery across the six-metre box, the right-back turned the ball past Hannes Halldórsson. It cancelled out a 40th-minute advantage given them by Gylfi Sigurdsson’s ...

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EURO 2016: Slick Hungary surprise ten-man Austria


Ádám Szalai’s cool finish propelled Hungary to victory in their first appearance in a major tournament for 30 years – and their first UEFA EURO finals game since 1972. Austria began the match favourites and David Alaba, unsurprisingly, was at the centre of their play. In the very first minute Alaba hit the post, though perhaps the best chance before the ...

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Hungary make it to Euro 2016

Hungary players revel in their victory
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A fabulous second-leg performance secured Hungary’s place at UEFA EURO 2016, Bernd Storck’s men dispatching Norway 2-1 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate. A superb strike from Tamás Priskin gave Hungary an early lead and they confidently held on to it for much of the match, doubling their advantage through a Markus Henriksen own goal before the same player ...

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Euro 2016 qualifiers: Kleinheisler gives Hungary win in Norway

Hungary players rejoice as they hold on for victory
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Lázló Kleinheisler scored 26 minutes into his senior international debut and Hungary held on to take a 1-0 win away from Norway in the first leg of their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying play-off. Norway made a promising start as captain Per Ciljan Skjelbred had a huge chance to score after just three minutes, but Hungary goalkeeper Gábor Király – reaching a ...

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