Germany seeks to confirm sensations and its place in the round of 16 against Hungary

The host wants to continue the good game exhibited in the debut against a rival that needs to score to maintain its chances.


Germany and Hungary meet this Wednesday (6:00 p.m.) at the MHP Arena in Stuttgart, a match in which the host seeks a victory that certifies its place in the round of 16 as well as continuing the good feelings of the debut, while The Magyar team needs to add some points after the defeat on the first day if they do not want to see their chances of advancing to the crossroads squandered.

The opening match of Euro 2024 left an imposing Germany, which showed off against Scotland with the biggest win of the tournament so far (5-1). Everything worked perfectly for Nagelsmann’s team, which, with colorful and effective football, injected a large dose of enthusiasm into the German fans. Thus, Germany’s purpose against Hungary will be to continue the good moment it is going through and, in the process, ensure its presence in the round of 16 of the tournament.

To do this, the Germans will have to overcome a Hungary that started the tournament in the worst possible way, with a defeat against Switzerland. A result that leaves Marco Rossi’s men with no margin for error, who, in the second game of the group stage and against the biggest rival, need to get at least a draw if they do not want to start making assumptions and depend on third parties. to advance to the round of 16 as happened in 2016.

Although Germany, due to the quality of the squad and what was seen on the first day, starts with clear favouritism, Hungary has shown in recent matches against the Germans that it is a difficult rival to beat. In fact, the Magyar team has not lost any of its last three games against Germany, achieving a victory – in the UEFA Nations League – and two draws – one away in the UEFA Nations League and another in the last Euro Cup – -.

In terms of sports, everything indicates that Nagelsmann will continue the team that dazzled at the start of the Euro Cup against Scotland, placing the trident of playmakers Musiala, Gündogan and Wirtz ahead of Havertz, who would once again be a starter despite the good performance of Füllkrug in the minutes of play he had.

In the midfield, Kroos and Andrich seem untouchable, and will set the pace of the match against a Hungary that will cede the initiative to the Germans, while in defense, Kimmich, Rüdiger, Tah and Mittelstadt, with Neuer in goal, seem untouchable for Nagelsmann, so everything indicates that they will repeat in the eleven.

For their part, despite the defeat on the first day, few changes are expected in the Magyars’ lineup, again betting on the defense of five in order to try to tie up the German offensive with a low block. However, Rossi could introduce winger Bolla, who already played 45 minutes against Switzerland, instead of Fiola, very discreet in his debut and signaled by his change at half-time.

On the other hand, the Italian coach would continue the trident made up of Sallai, Varga and Szoboszlai, which was the best on his team in the first match. In addition, the Liverpool player will have a motivation to play against Germany, a country in which he was playing for two seasons in the ranks of RB Leipzig.



ALEMANIA: Neuer; Kimmich, Rüdiger, Tah, Mittelstadt; Andrich, Kroos; Wirtz, Gündogan, Musiala; Havertz.

HUNGARY: Gulacsi; Bolla, Orban, Lang, Szalai, Kerkez; Nagy, Schafer; Sallai, Varga and Szoboszlai.

–ÁRBITRO: Danny Makkelie (NED).

–ESTADIO: MHP Arena (Sttutgart).

–TIME: 18.00/11.