European Championship Qualifying - Group E
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Hungary 2-1 Croatia: World Cup finalists beaten in Wales' Euro 2020 qualifying group

Hungary players celebrate
Hungary qualified for Euro 2016, 30 years after playing at their last major tournament at the 1986 World Cup

World Cup finalists Croatia suffered a shock Euro 2020 qualifying defeat in Hungary - ranked 52nd in the world - to give a boost to Wales in Group E.

Fourth-ranked Croatia, Slovakia and Hungary all have three points, as do Wales, who have played one game fewer.

Daniel James' early goal in Cardiff allowed Ryan Giggs' side to edge past Slovakia 1-0 earlier on Sunday.

Ante Rebic opened the scoring for Croatia, but Hungary hit back through Adam Szalai and Mate Patkai.

Line-ups

Hungary

  • 1Gulácsi
  • 14Lovrencsics
  • 2Baráth
  • 6Orban
  • 4Kádár
  • 16Pátkai
  • 8Nagy
  • 7DzsudzsákBooked at 63minsSubstituted forBeseat 85'minutes
  • 20SzoboszlaiSubstituted forKalmarat 65'minutes
  • 18NagySubstituted forVargaat 40'minutes
  • 9Szalai

Substitutes

  • 3Korhut
  • 5Souza dos Santos
  • 10Kovács
  • 11Németh
  • 12Dibusz
  • 13Kalmar
  • 15Gazdag
  • 17Varga
  • 19Balogh
  • 21Bese
  • 22Kovacsik
  • 23Holender

Croatia

  • 12L Kalinic
  • 16JedvajSubstituted forPetkovicat 77'minutes
  • 6LovrenBooked at 82mins
  • 21Vida
  • 3BarisicSubstituted forLeovacat 30'minutes
  • 11Brozovic
  • 4Perisic
  • 10Modric
  • 7Rakitic
  • 9Kramaric
  • 18RebicSubstituted forBrekaloat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Livakovic
  • 2Brekalo
  • 5Caleta-Car
  • 8Kovacic
  • 13Vlasic
  • 14Bradaric
  • 15Pasalic
  • 17Rog
  • 19Badelj
  • 20Petkovic
  • 22Leovac
  • 23Sluga
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
19,400

Match Stats

Home TeamHungaryAway TeamCroatia
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Hungary 2, Croatia 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hungary 2, Croatia 1.

Attempt missed. Luka Modric (Croatia) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Barnabás Bese.

Offside, Croatia. Bruno Petkovic tries a through ball, but Andrej Kramaric is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Luka Modric (Croatia) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Dejan Lovren (Croatia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ádám Szalai (Hungary).

Offside, Hungary. Roland Varga tries a through ball, but Ádám Szalai is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Hungary. Barnabás Bese replaces Balázs Dzsudzsák.

Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zsolt Kalmar (Hungary).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ádám Szalai (Hungary) because of an injury.

Booking

Dejan Lovren (Croatia) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia).

Ádám Szalai (Hungary) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bruno Petkovic (Croatia).

Ádám Nagy (Hungary) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dejan Lovren (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Máté Pátkai (Hungary).

Attempt blocked. Máté Pátkai (Hungary) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Roland Varga.

Attempt saved. Zsolt Kalmar (Hungary) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Zsolt Kalmar (Hungary) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Zsolt Kalmar (Hungary) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Zsolt Kalmar (Hungary) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Domagoj Vida (Croatia) because of an injury.

Delay in match Willi Orban (Hungary) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Domagoj Vida (Croatia) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Tamás Kádár.

Substitution

Substitution, Croatia. Bruno Petkovic replaces Tin Jedvaj.

Goal!

Goal! Hungary 2, Croatia 1. Máté Pátkai (Hungary) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Hungary. Conceded by Marin Leovac.

Attempt blocked. Josip Brekalo (Croatia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrej Kramaric.

Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Zsolt Kalmar.

Substitution

Substitution, Croatia. Josip Brekalo replaces Ante Rebic.

Attempt saved. Willi Orban (Hungary) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Balázs Dzsudzsák.

Substitution

Substitution, Hungary. Zsolt Kalmar replaces Dominik Szoboszlai.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

A

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2Montenegro10101101
3Bulgaria10101101
4Kosovo00000000
5Czech Rep100105-50

B

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1Luxembourg11002113
2Portugal10100001
3Ukraine10100001
4Serbia00000000
5Lithuania100112-10

C

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2Germany11003213
3Netherlands21016333
4Estonia100102-20
5Belarus200216-50

D

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2R. of Ireland11001013
3Denmark00000000
4Gibraltar100101-10
5Georgia100102-20

E

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2Wales11001013
3Hungary210123-13
4Croatia21013303
5Azerbaijan100112-10

F

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2Spain11002113
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4Faroe Islands100112-10
5Norway100112-10
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G

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3Israel21105324
4Slovenia20202202
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H

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1France11004133
2Iceland11002023
3Turkey11002023
4Albania100102-20
5Andorra100102-20
6Moldova100114-30

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium22005146
2Russia21015323
3Kazakhstan210134-13
4Cyprus21015233
5Scotland210123-13
6San Marino200207-70

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Greece11002023
2Italy11002023
3Bos-Herze11002113
4Armenia100112-10
5Finland100102-20
6Liechtenstein100102-20
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