The Hungarians started aggressively and carelessly going forward, compact on the defensive. The German national team couldn’t cope with that during the entire first half and was hardly able to structure their own game.
In addition to the tightly staggered Hungarian ranks, the DFB team were primarily concerned with their own inaccuracies. The Magyars got into the game better and better as the first 45 minutes progressed and Adam Szalai gave them a deserved 1-0 lead.
Germany better in round two
Hansi Flick had apparently found the right words in the dressing room. Especially at the beginning of the second half, the German offensive was better in the game and more orderly and clear in the build-up.
It wasn’t until the 51st minute that the Germans managed to challenge Péter Gulácsi properly for the first time. However, the keeper of the Hungarians was there against the shot by Leroy Sané. Two minutes later, an offside whistle prevented Thomas Müller from equalizing. There were more chances for the hosts, some of which were top-class, but the equalizer didn’t succeed.
0-1 Szalai (17′): Dream tour for the guests. Szalai meets a corner that was shortened by Szoboszlai and artistically throws the ball over ter Stegen with his heel from a tight angle.
The grades for the DFB team
46′ sweeper (4.5) for Gnabry
69′ Musiala for Gundogan
69′ Havertz for Werner
85′ Nmecha for Muller