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    21:56

    Tooor for Italy, 0:2 by Federico Dimarco

    In the next ball possession then hits Italy! Right before the sixteen corner, Barella puts a perfect right into the penalty area to Cristante. He runs the plug-in pass and gives two meters from the baseline flat on the far post, where Dimarco can push over the line.

    50

    21:55

    An unbelievable scene, Hungary misses four times from a good position!

    48

    21:54

    The first few minutes belong to the guests. A cross is deflected just before the target, then after a long shot there is an offside position.

    46

    21:52

    Callum Styles

    Callum Styles comes on as a substitute for Hungary

    46

    21:52

    Adam Nagy

    Substitution for Hungary: Ádám Nagy

    46

    21:51

    Alessandro Bastoni

    Substitution for Italy: Alessandro Bastoni

    46

    21:51

    Francesco Acerbi

    Francesco Acerbi comes off the bench for Italy

    46

    21:50

    Kick-off 2nd half

    45

    21:39

    Mid-term conclusion:
    With 0:1 it goes into the cabins! After a good half, the Italians lead 1-0 because their pressing hits the one crucial time. They always run high and provoke the pass to the six, which should then be driven into the error under pressure. Likewise, before the goal came the devastating back pass from Nagy, which ended up in a roundabout way with goal scorer Raspadori. Otherwise, the guests act very cleverly and deserve the lead. The hosts became more dangerous in the last few minutes, so the game promises to be even more exciting. One point would be enough for the Hungarians to win the group.

    45

    21:34

    Adam Szalai

    Yellow card for Ádám Szalai (Hungary)

    Szalai wants to pull up Jorginho, who is lying on the ground, by the jersey and is warned.

    45

    21:33

    Official stoppage time (minutes): 1

    45

    21:33

    Szoboszlai’s long-range shot from a central 25 meters is deflected slightly and can then be caught by the keeper in the middle of the goal. Due to the slight change in direction, it didn’t look quite sovereign.

    44

    21:32

    The mood in the arena is good, even if the black buck behind the Donnarumma goal certainly does not only evoke positive memories of the European Championship.

    41

    21:30

    Huge chance for Hungary! Szoboszlai sneaks a free-kick onto the far post, where his team-mate swings in sharply in front of the baseline. With that he finds Attila Szalai, who cannot react quickly enough and kicks over the ball. That must actually be the hit!

    38

    21:26

    On the left of the penalty area, Cristante lays flat in the middle. Gnoto wants to turn from a central seven meters, but as soon as he accepts the ball, a defender is there immediately.

    35

    21:24

    A second ball from a free kick lands on the left wing of the Hungarians. From there, a second cross is hit, which finds the free shepherd at the far post. However, he does not go into the ball and decides to retreat, after which he then has to lay down backwards. If he had gone in he could have equalized from five yards out!

    34

    21:22

    Francesco Acerbi

    Yellow card for Francesco Acerbi (Italy)

    32

    21:22

    And then on the other side is a mess! After a high ball, five players from both teams are suddenly in front of the five. Somehow the leather slips through to the right post, but in dire need a defender snipes to the right to the corner.

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    21:20

    From 18 meters, Di Lorenzo circles the ball with his left just above the turf into the far corner. The shot flies just to the left of the post!

    29

    21:18

    The goal is no coincidence: as already described in the 11th minute, the guests identified the six as a pressing victim.

    27

    21:14

    Giacomo Raspadori

    Tooor for Italy, 0:1 by Giacomo Raspadori

    And then the high pressure hits! In his own setup, Nagy wants to return to his keeper under pressure for safety. But Gnonto is there immediately from his starting position and briefly pokes the ball to the side. Gulácsi only arrives with a defensive tackle, with which he slightly snoops forward. But then Raspadori is there, curves around the goalkeeper to the left and then pushes into the open goal from almost ten meters!

    25

    21:13

    The possession of the ball is now balanced and yet the structure of the guests always seems a bit calmer. This is also due to the fact that the Hungarians only started pressing in their own half.

    23

    21:11

    After winning the ball in the third half of the field, the Hungarians like to switch to the top with a quick pass. In this case, however, Szoboszlai plays too imprecisely to Szalai.

    20

    21:08

    After a corner from Italy, there is a promising counterattack from the left side of the hosts. Twice the ball bounces perfectly into the run after a duel, but Szoboszlai gets the ball too late and too slowly to the free right side. So the Italians who hurried back can clarify.

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    21:05

    Fiola pulls into the middle from the right and is separated from the ball by Jorginho before the ball is played. As a result, they rush together and need to be treated. Fiola got something on his head, with Jorginho it’s more like his leg.

    15

    21:04

    Hungary barely comes out clean at the back. Italy spends a lot of energy on the intensive start-up, which the hosts can hardly cope with.

    12.

    21:03

    The next chance for Italy! A half-field free-kick by Dimarco is headed to Di Lorenzo from 13 yards out. The attempt goes as a bounce but just past the short right post.

    11.

    20:59

    Because Italy’s rail players are advancing, the ball is repeatedly provoked onto the six. Once the ball is on the way, both forwards fall back on it and the ten adds extra pressure, so things keep getting tight.

    9.

    20:57

    Overall it’s an exciting start as both teams don’t give players much rest on the ball. Italy are doing a little better as a team, but Hungary are always going to be powerful in duels.

    5.

    20:55

    What is that? Giant carver by Gulásci! From an acute angle, an Italian pulls a sharp ball halfway up the goal just before the baseline. Gulásci has his arms up in time, but the ball slips through his gloves. Luckily for him, he takes just enough speed off the ball for Attila Szalai to clear the line.

    4.

    20:53

    Italy starts to build up early and Nagy loses the ball right in front of his penalty area. But nothing comes of it.

    2.

    20:50

    Szoboszlai puts the ball halfway up the wall, and the follow-up shot only hits a defender, who deflects it to a corner. But that doesn’t pose any danger either.

    1.

    20:49

    After less than 45 seconds there is a free kick for Hungary. After an unfortunate handball, there is a free kick from a central 20 meters.

    20:34

    Roberto Mancini also makes a change on the visitors’ side, allowing Gronto to start in attack and Spinazzola to move to the bench.

    20:29

    There is a change in the starting eleven for Hungary after the Germany game: Italian-born Marco Rossi sends Nego into the race in place of Gazdag.

    20:13

    Both teams should go into the game with a tailwind: while Hungary last celebrated a 1-0 win over Germany on Friday, Italy beat England with the same result. This means that the relegation of the Three Lions, who lost 4-0 in Hungary the day before, is sealed with one game to go.

    20:09

    The four group winners of the A-League, i.e. the highest class of the competition, then play out the winner of the Nations League in the Netherlands in a final four tournament.

    19:56

    On the last matchday, the Nations League is about the group winner of the third group. With a win, the Italians overtook leaders Hungary, who are surprisingly at the top with ten points from five games. Germany and relegated England no longer play a role in progressing.

    19:48

    Hello and welcome to the live ticker of the Nations League match between Hungary and Italy. The game will kick off at 20:45 in Budapest.

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