Switzerland defeats Hungary 3-1 in hard-fought encounter in ‘crucial clash for round of 16’

Switzerland moved closer to qualifying for the knockout stages of Euro 2024 with a win over fierce rivals Hungary in their first match of the tournament. Michel Avisser led the way with a goal and an assist.

Switzerland defeated Hungary 3-1 in their Euro 2024 Group A opener at the Cologne Stadium in Cologne, Germany, on Friday (Aug. 15).

Earlier in the day, Germany defeated Scotland 5-1 in the opening match of the tournament. The winner of the head-to-head between Switzerland and Hungary would finish second in the group and would likely qualify for the round of 16 alongside Germany. In a crucial match, Switzerland had the last laugh.

Hungary had striker Berger Barnabas supported by Soboszlai Dominik and Szerlai Roland. Midfielders Schaefer Undrassi and Nudge Adam and wingbacks Kerkez Milosz and Fjöller Attiller made up the midfield. The three backs were Sulayman Attiller, Orban Bili, and Leung Adam, with Gulacic Peter in goal.

Switzerland started with Ruben Vargas and Michel Avisser supporting Quizzo Dua up front, flanked by Remo Froyler and Granit Xhaka in midfield, and wingers Dan N’Doyi and Silvan Wiedmer on the left and right. The three backs were Ricardo Rodriguez, Manuel Akanji, and Fabian Scherzer, with Jan Zomer in goal.

In the early stages, Switzerland took the initiative and went on the attack, but the Hungarian defense did not open up easily. Hungary struck back with their first shot in the 10th minute. Sullay’s right-footed hard shot from a pass from Fjöller went wide.

Dua opened the scoring in the 12th minute. Akanji’s pass was picked up by Abisher, who immediately turned and played a through ball for Dua to slip in behind the Hungarian three-back and finish with his right foot. The goal was initially ruled offside, but after video assistant referee (VAR) review, the goal was upheld.

Switzerland narrowly missed a chance to extend 카지노사이트 their lead in the 20th minute. Vargas intercepted a pass from the Hungarian defense and shot straight at the goal. Goulács could only parry it away.

Switzerland dominated the first half with a variety of attacking routes to find the Hungarians’ gaps, and they finally broke through in the 45th minute. Switzerland worked the ball down the right side of the field and found Abisher, who had advanced to just outside the penalty area. Abisher stopped the ball, took a moment to assess the situation, and then dribbled short to the center before slotting the ball home from mid-range.

Hungary took off Leung and brought on bowler Bendeguz at the start of the second half, but it didn’t change the game. The early part of the second half was still dominated by Switzerland. Eight minutes into the second half, Vargas found the back of the net after a pass from Xhaka on the left.

In the 18th minute of the second half, Hungary had their first good offensive chance. Berger’s header from an early cross went wide.

Hungary’s momentum was rewarded with a goal. In the 21st minute of the second half, Soboszleri, who had fallen to the left, sent in an exquisite cross with his right foot, which Berger got behind the defense and finished with a diving header.

Shortly after the goal, Hungary introduced Kleinheisler Laszlo for Adam Nudge. Switzerland dropped Dua and Wiedmer in favor of Leonidas Stergiou and Zeke Amdouni.

In the 26th minute, Ndoyi’s shot from Xhaka’s forward pass was deflected away by the defense. From the ensuing corner, Schurrle’s header went just wide. In the 바카라사이트 29th minute, Switzerland’s Vargas was replaced by Brul Embolo.

In the 34th minute, Hungary brought on Martin Adam (K League) and Dardej Marton for Kerkez and Sulay Attiler.

As Hungary pushed forward, Switzerland made their final substitution in the 41st minute. Ndoyi and Froehlich were replaced by Vincent Siero and Fabian Lieder in an attempt to see out the final minutes with fresher players instead of those who were less fit.

In the 45th minute, Switzerland almost scored the winner. After a header contest on a corner kick, the ball came in threateningly, but Goulács made a good save. While Hungary focused on attacking, Switzerland threatened on the counterattack.

Eventually, Hungary’s wide-open backline was exploited by Switzerland’s Joker Embolo. A fatal header error by the Hungarian defense dropped the ball on the doorstep, where Embolo latched onto it and finished it off over the goalkeeper. His leg brace was in the way as it came off, but he stayed focused and finished.

There was no turning the game around after this goal.


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