Euro 2020 • Group F
  • 2nd Half
  • Hungary
  • Portugal
  • NagyVarga
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • FernandesMoutinho
  • FiolaVarga
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (P)
  • Orbán
  • Guerreiro
  • Diogo JotaSilva
  • CarvalhoSanches
  • Négo
  • KleinheislerSigér
  • SallaiSchön
  • SilvaSilva
  • SchäferNégo
  • 1st Half
  • Hungary
  • Portugal
  • Dias

Hungary - Portugal

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  • End of 2nd Half

There we have it. Not as easy as Portugal may have anticipated, but they've got the job done in the end. They've done it in style in the end. Thanks for joining us on Eurosport, join us for more Euros action very soon.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    GoalCristiano RonaldoPortugalGOAL! Ronaldo at the double! A deadly move; Rafa, Moutinho, the Juventus legend. Slicing the home defence open, Ronaldo sneaks through, rounds the keeper, and slides it home. 3-0.
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GOAL! Ronaldo at the double! A deadly move; Rafa, Moutinho, the Juventus legend. Slicing the home defence open, Ronaldo sneaks through, rounds the keeper, and slides it home. 3-0.


Five minutes to go.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    Goal by penaltyCristiano RonaldoPortugalGOAL! 2-0. Ronaldo, no mistake. Game over.
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GOAL! 2-0. Ronaldo, no mistake. Game over.


PENALTY! Orban the guilty party, booked, felling Silva.


GOAL! Finally ! Guerreiro breaks Hungary hearts, via the deflection off Orban, and into the far corner.

  • André Silva
    OffDiogo JotaPortugalSilva on for Jota.
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  • André Silva
    OnAndré SilvaPortugal

Silva on for Jota.

  • Renato Sanches
    OffWilliam CarvalhoPortugalSanches on for Carvalho.
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  • Renato Sanches
    OnRenato SanchesPortugal

Sanches on for Carvalho.


GOAL! Is it? No! Hungary break quickly, Schon cuts inside, and strikes! He beats Patricio at his near post, but it's ruled out for offside!


12 minutes to go. No goals yet.

  • Dávid Sigér
    OffLászló KleinheislerHungarySiger is also on for Kleinheisler.
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  • Dávid Sigér
    OnDávid SigérHungary

Siger is also on for Kleinheisler.

  • Szabolcs Schön
    OffRoland SallaiHungaryAnother Hungary change: Schon is on for Sallai.
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  • Szabolcs Schön
    OnSzabolcs SchönHungary

Another Hungary change: Schon is on for Sallai.


Ball clipped into the box for Ronaldo... and well... was that a handball from Fiola? Portugal complain, no penalty.


A long punt is headed down by Dias and Szalai goes for a spectacular volley from range, but he fires it well wide and over.


Sallai is fouled by Pepe and wins an important free kick for the hosts.


Nagy has a shot! Blocked by Pepe.

  • Rafa Silva
    OffBernardo SilvaPortugalRafa Silva replaces Bernardo Silva.
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  • Rafa Silva
    OnRafa SilvaPortugal

Rafa Silva replaces Bernardo Silva.


Semedo fizzes the ball into the right channel for Fernandes, who cuts back inside onto his left, but he flashes a shot well wide.


Fernandes' delivery cleared well by Szalai.


Jota, neat play by him... it opens up for Fernandes to hit it! Deflected wide by Gulasci, corner.


Fernandes out to Silva short, Semedo's floated ball up to Dias at the far post, goal kick.

  • Loïc Négo
    OffAndrás SchäferHungaryLoic Nego on here for Hungary.
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  • Loïc Négo
    OnLoïc NégoHungary

Loic Nego on here for Hungary.


Semedo floats in a cross; dealt with comfortably by Botka, corner.


Hungary coming forwards now with Sallai... he's outnumbered, but Schafer assists him on the overlap, but nothing doing - goal kick.


An hour gone. Still goaless here.


Szalai and Dias is a great physical tussle as both mouth each other off in the lead up to a long Hungary throw.


Schafer... Semedo's challenge, falls for Sallai! Held by Patricio.


Fernandes fouled after a flicked the ball away from Attila Szalai.


Szalai fouls Danilo in the aerial challenge.


Adam Szalai from range! Straight down the throat of Patricio.


Fernandes now over it instead, delivered and met by Pepe! And Gulasci makes the diving save.


Early corner for Portugal, Silva over it.


Off we go again.

  • End of 1st Half

There's halfway. Still 0-0, we'll be back in 15.


One minute of added time.


Guerreiro, thought he was fouled... Fernandes' cross... Ronaldo! Has to score, but it's over! Huge chance. 0-0, still.


Semedo is in down the right... Jota! Parried by Gulasci. Another chance for the Liverpool wide man.

  • Rúben Dias
    Yellow cardRúben DiasPortugalRuben Dias booked for a challenge the referee deems too strong.
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Ruben Dias booked for a challenge the referee deems too strong.


In towards Szalai, who flicks the header goalbound! Patricio holds.


Szalai fouled in the left half-space in the attacking half. Free kick, first proper chance for Hungary to put the ball in the Portugal box.


Lovrenciszces is unlucky to not win a corner off Jota as he scampers after a long ball into the channel.


Hungary just can't get out at the moment, every forward passing option they have is cut off; they're forced to simply go back to Gulasci and then go long towards Szalai.


Floated inswinger from Silva, into Ronaldo, who flicks the header well wide.


Cleared, and Hungary win the throw.


Semedo's deflected cross wins the corner on the right hand side. Fernandes over it.


A fizzed cross from Silva off the right goes begging; too far ahead of Jota and Ronaldo.


Ronaldo, it opens up for him in the middle... he shimmies... can't find Fernandes, but it ricochets... and he slides in Silva, who goes down! No penalty, Portuguese pressure continues.


Beautiful dummy turn from Jota to spin away from his marker, and he's unlucky not to win a corner from the resulting tussle.


Delivered by Fernandes, towards Ronaldo, but cleared well.


Corner, Portugal. Won by Carvalho off Fiola.


Beautiful clipped ball in behind from Pepe towards Ronaldo! Gulasci makes the save, but the flag is up regardless.


Semedo and Fiola go down after an aerial challenge, and the incident is resolved with a drop ball.


Jota fouled by Nagy.


Patient possession play from Portugal here so far. Hungary are doing what we expected; it's the low block of five, sometimes a midfield four than a three, with one of the strikers covering a wide area to add numbers.


In from Fernandes, Jota is free at the near post! He pokes it way wide of the target.


Portgual free kick wide right again.


Danilo concedes a free kick just inside his own defensive half.


Free kick wide right for Portugal. Fernandes and Silva over it, in towards Pepe from the United man, but he fouls his man at the back post.


You can feel the Hungarian adrenaline, fuelled by the capacity crowd. I say that, and Jota makes a long ball from Semedo stick, and turns well, hitting it with the left! Saved by Gulasci!


Ronaldo's first touch is one of his trademark chops. Incredible.


Early foul on Pepe by Schafer.

  • 1st Half

Off we go.


A capacity crowd in Budapest. You love to see it.


The players are out.


10 minutes to kick off.


15 to go.


Half an hour to kick off.


The three men in the middle of midfield for the home side are all sub-six foot terriers - tough-tacklers - who won't give up without a fight. It seems no surprise that the muscle and height of Danilo Pereira and Carvalho, both six foot two, has been relied upon here.


For Hungary, their primary out-ball will be into the chest of Adam Szalai, who will most likely pull away from Dias' attentions and look to exploit Pepe instead. Should the target man rattle the Porto veteran early, Hungary could have a real chance of either getting the former Real Madrid man sent off, or better, nicking a goal at a set-play.


A key battle will be Adam Nagy against Bruno Fernandes, and how the Bristol City midfielder is able to man-mark the Manchester United talisman out of the game. It can be done - examples like the Europa League final spring to mind - and if the space between the defensive lines is closed quickly enough, you'll find Fernandes drops deeper and deeper to get a touch of the ball. This, therefore, is beneficial for the defending side as the further Fernandes is away from the penalty area and the goal, the less dangerous he is. The problem with that, though, is the fact that even if you are able to mark the Portugal number 11 out, you still have to contend with Silva, Jota, and most prominently, Ronaldo.


For Portugal, the gameplan will be all about breaking down the low Hungarian block, and that is exactly why Jota and Silva play out wide, with both looking to come inside and exploit the narrow areas in the channels and the half-spaces; either looking for a one-two, through ball, or shooting opportunity. Carvalho and Pereira won't stray too far away from their centre-backs, in turn forming that box we're so used to seeing with many sides, for central defensive solidity against the counter attack. In this way, it allows the full-backs to bomb forwards: something Guerreiro and Semedo excel at anyway, so expect them to maintain the Portguese's width with the two wide forwards coming inside to support Ronaldo and Fernandes.


With just under 45 minutes to kick off, let's discuss the main tactical talking points...



The hosts, meanwhile, will set their stall out for pure survival. Five at the back, held together by experienced Leipzig centre-half Willi Orban and his club-mate Peter Gulasci, the Hungarians know how much pressure they'll be under here. Workhorse midfielders Andras Schafer and Laszlo Kleinheisler flank Adam Nagy in the engine room to add bite and energy when pressing the tight spaces, with target man Adam Szalai partnered up top by Roland Sallai, who will work hard in the shape off the ball, and run the channels and look to play off and around his strike partner in the rare occasion Hungary have possession.


Portugal come into this tournament as holders and second favourites behind their fellow Group F challengers and previously defeated finalists France. They line up here in a 4-2-3-1, with Nelson Semedo replacing the absent Joao Cancelo at right-back due to a positive Covid test. Pepe and Ruben Dias shield Rui Patricio, flanked by Raphael Guerreiro on the left, with the Dortmund man dangerous on the overlap. The double pivot of William Carvalho and Danilo Pereira will sit and protect the centre-backs, with Bruno Fernandes given a free role behind talismanic skipper Cristiano Ronaldo. On the flanks, inside forward Diogo Jota is on the left, with inverted winger Bernardo Silva to the right, looking to cut inside onto his favoured left boot and deliver a cross for either Ronaldo at the front post, Jota at the far, or Fernandes on the edge of the box.


Let's dissect these teams, shall we?


And here are the Portuguese:


Hungary are in a 5-3-2: Gulasci, Lovrencsics, Botka, Orban, Szalai, Fiola, Kleinheisler, Nagy, Schafer, Sallai, Szalai.


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