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Z. Gera
Yellow Card
B. Bese
A. Fiola
Z. Stieber
L. Kleinheisler
L. Podolski
M. Götze
L. Sané
T. Müller
B. Schweinsteiger
T. Kroos
T. Priskin
Á. Szalai
T. Müller
Goal
A. Schürrle
J. Draxler
Z. Gera
Á. Pintér
M. Gómez
S. Khedira
E. Can
J. Hector
L. Kleinheisler
Yellow Card
Á. Lang
Own Goal
T. Kroos
Yellow Card
6
1
4
2

Stats

Possession
% %
5
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 1
Total Passes 707 400

Commentary

As for Hungary, they were always expecting a tough time, and that's exactly what they got, but Bernd Storck will be pleased with how several of his players performed. Dzsudzsak was particularly impressive on the rare occasions that his side were able to break away on counter-attacks, whilst Kiraly, who will be the oldest player at Euro 2016, was unlucky to be beaten twice after pulling off a plethora of important saves, particularly in the first half.
It wasn't the most strenuous of workouts, but in the end it proved to be a good day at the office for Germany, who will head to France with a comfortable win under their belts. The world champions did well to twice break down a stubborn Hungary side - even if they were gifted an own-goal by Lang - and comfortably ran the show in the second half, with Rudiger, Boateng and, in particular, Neuer rarely being called into action inside their own half of the pitch.
FULL-TIME: GERMANY 2-0 HUNGARY
Hungary move the ball around nicely deep inside the Germany half, with Dzsudzsak once again playing an important role in the attacking move. He moves it on to Lovrencsics, who is in a good position just outside the penalty area on the right flank, but the midfielder is unable to find a red shirt with his low cross into the box and instead sees it easily cut out by Rudiger in front of goal.
Z. Gera
Yellow Card
Hungary
Gera is slightly heavy-handed with his defending in the middle of the pitch, and he receives a yellow card for a clumsy challenge near to the halfway line.
The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
Germany are now sitting in a compact and well-organised 4-4-2 as they allow Hungary to control possession. The visitors seem to be bereft of ideas, however, and after initially doing well to hold on to the ball near to the halfway line, a poor pass from Guzmics rolls harmlessly out of play for a throw-in and gifts possession back to the hosts.
Hungary move the ball around nicely before Dzsudzsak once again picks up the ball in a dangerous position deep down the left wing, but Howedes, who has had little to do defensively, tracks back quickly and does well to dispossess the forward before Germany try to push forward on a quick counter-attack down the opposite flank.
Can latches on to a lofted pass from Boateng deep down the left flank, and he immediately cuts inside before heading towards the Hungary penalty area. He then tries to poke a through-ball into the path of Podolski, but Bese is there to cut out the danger just outside of the box before thumping the ball back up the pitch.
B. Bese
A. Fiola
Hungary
Meanwhile, Bese has taken the place of Fiola.
Z. Stieber
L. Kleinheisler
Hungary
Hungary have decided to make a late double substitution, with Stieber replacing Kleinheisler in the first alteration.
It's now Hungary who are seeing most of the ball, but, as has been the case for most of the game, they're struggling to make much of an impact inside the Germany half of the pitch. Dzsudzsak picks up the ball just outside of the Germanty box before swinging a cross into the middle of the box, but it's easily cleared by Rudiger. The defender's clearance can only find Gera, however, but the veteran midfielder's long-range shot is wild and fails to test Neuer.
L. Podolski
M. Götze
Germany
Germany have made a late change, with Podolski coming on to replace Gotze.
Gomez has struggled to make a huge impact since coming on to the pitch, although he did play an important role in Germany's second goal before fading away slightly. This time, he breaks into the Hungary penalty area before trying to test Kiraly, but his shot is mishit and he ends up striking the ground before sending his effort flying comfortably wide of its intended target.
With a two-goal lead under their belts and only 15 minutes left to play, Germany have, understandably, started to sit slightly deeper inside of their pitch. They're inviting Hungary to push forward, but the visitors are finding it difficult to find much joy when attacking, which has been a constant feature of their game today.
Once again, Boateng receives the ball near to the halfway line and immediately tries to pick out Schurrle with a thumping pass forward. The ball takes the Hungary defence slightly by surprise and allows Schurrle to break through the back line, but, like Priskin, his run is slightly mistimed and results in him being flagged offside.
Priskin has looked lively since coming on to the pitch, and once again he tries to take advantage of Germany's high line by making a good run towards the penalty area. He sprints past Rudiger before latching on to a pass from Fiola, but his run is slightly mistimed and the linesman's flag is quickly raised as a result.
L. Sané
T. Müller
Germany
Meanwhile, Muller has made way for Sane, who will operate down the right for the remainder of the game.
B. Schweinsteiger
T. Kroos
Germany
With little over 20 minutes left to play, Germany have made a double substitution. The first player to come on is Schweinsteiger, who takes the place of Kroos at the base of the midfield.
Germany patiently pass the ball around just outside of the Hungary penalty area, with the visitors unable to get anywhere near the ball. After initially doing well to deal with the danger, Muller ends up picking up possession in a pocket of space 25 yards out before attempting to tee up Gomez, but his cross is underhit and is easily dealt with by Fiola.
Priskin almost makes an immediate impact! The striker breaks down the right wing and does well to latch on to a bouncing pass forward from Dzsudzsak before heading towards the edge of the Germany penalty area. Neuer rushes out and tries to close down the forward but ends up being beaten by a first-time volley, but there's slightly too much power behind the shot and it ends up clearing the top of the crossbar by several yards.
T. Priskin
Á. Szalai
Hungary
Hungary have made their second substitution, with Priskin coming on to replace Szalai, who had very few opportunities to make an impact during his time on the pitch.
T. Müller
Goal
Germany
GOAL! Germany have doubled their lead! Boateng breaks into the Hungary half before sending a brilliant cross into the visitors' box, where it finds Gomez. The striker beats Fiola with ease before forcing Kiraly into making an excellent diving save, but he can only push the ball into the path of Muller, who then slots it into the back of an empty net to make it 2-0.
It's all Germany at the moment as they continue to pass the ball around inside the Hungary half of the pitch. The visitors are really struggling to push forward due to the pressure being exerted on them by their opponents, who are continually ploughing forward in search of that all-important second goal.
A. Schürrle
J. Draxler
Germany
Meanwhile, Germany have also made an alteration, with Draxler, who has looked bright today, being replaced by Schurrle for the final 30 minutes.
Z. Gera
Á. Pintér
Hungary
Hungary have made their first change of the game, with Pinter making way for Gera.
Kroos weaves his way through a sea of red shirts before sending a lovely pass into the feet of Draxler. It meets the youngster just outside of the penalty area, and he quickly spins before trying to shoot, but he's immediately put under pressure by Pinter and ends up spooning his strike comfortably wide of the far post.
Gomez goes down inside the penalty area, but nothing is given! The striker breaks into the left-hand side of the penalty area before seemingly being clipped by Kleinheisler, but the referee immediately shakes his head and waves play on, much to the annoyance of the substitute, who did seem to go down a bit too easily.
Once again, Draxler makes a good run into the Hungary penalty area and is able to latch on to a lofted pass forward from Boateng. He then tries to nod the ball down to Gomez, who is in a good position in front of goal, but this time the linesman's flag brings a promising Germany attack to a premature end.
After having to sit deep for the opening 10 minutes of the second half, Hungary are finally able to push forward through Dzsudzsak. The winger patiently makes his way down the left-hand side of the Germany box before sending a deflected cross out to Kleinheisler on the edge of the penalty area, but the midfielder's thumping shot ends up deflecting off the back of Szalai and out for a goal-kick.
Ozil, who is now playing slightly deeper alongside Kroos at the base of the Germany midfield, finds himself in a pocket of space before chipping a lovely pass into the middle of the box. It finds Draxler, who immediately tries to knock the ball down to Gotze, but his attempted header is cut out by Lang and is unable to find his teammate.
Can sprints down the left wing and cuts inside before firing a low cross off Fiola and out for a corner. Kroos steps up and swings a cross into the heart of the penalty area, where Rudiger is patiently waiting, but Guzmics is there to cut out the danger with a strong header at the vital moment.
Draxler picks up the ball in a pocket of space just outside of the Hungary penalty area, and he immediately tries to twist and turn his way into the box. He initially does well to get forward before quickly being closed down by a group of red shirts, resulting in him being dispossessed before he can find a teammate.
Gomez almost makes an immediate impact after breaking into the heart of the Hungary penalty area to latch on to a curling cross from Howedes, but just as he's about to unleash a close-range volley he's beaten to the ball by Lang, who this time avoids blasting the ball into the back of his own net and instead sends it back out to the right flank.
M. Gómez
S. Khedira
Germany
Meanwhile, Khedira has made way for Gomez, who immediately goes up front, resulting in Gotze dropping slightly deeper.
E. Can
J. Hector
Germany
Germany have made two substitutions during the half-time break, with Can coming on to replace Hector at left-back.
And we're underway once again!
The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half.
It's been a slightly frustrating first half for Germany, who have bossed possession deep inside the Hungary half of the pitch but have found life difficult due to impressive defending from the visitors. They really should have been a goal ahead just two minutes in after Draxler popped up at the back post before beating Kiraly, but he was wrongly flagged offside and, after that, it was far from plain sailing for the hosts. However, they finally managed to break the deadlock just before half-time thanks to a Lang own-goal, and they now head into the final 45 minutes in the driving seat against a Hungary side that have failed to find much joy when pushing forward.
HALF-TIME: GERMANY 1-0 HUNGARY
The fourth official has indicated that there will be just one minute of added time.
Germany do well to keep hold of possession and come back once again, with Howedes then picking up the ball on the right-hand side of the box. He immediately tries to test Kiraly with an audacious scissor-kick, but his acrobatic effort ends up flying comfortably over the top of the crossbar and out for a goal-kick.
Kroos steps up and curls a dangerous cross over to the far post, where it finds Rudiger. The centre-back brings the ball down well before firing an equally good bouncing pass into the heart of the Hungary penalty area, but the ball ends up missing the head of Boateng by the narrowest of margins before bouncing over to the right wing.
L. Kleinheisler
Yellow Card
Hungary
Kleinheisler charges through the middle of the pitch before clumsily clipping the back of Kroos' ankles, resulting in him receiving a yellow card, despite his protestations.
Hungary patiently work the ball around the edge of the Germany penalty area, with Dzsudzsak once again playing an important role in the attacking move. He twists and turns deep down the right wing before finding Kleinheisler, but the midfielder's looping volley from 20 yards out fails to trouble Neuer and flies comfortably wide of its intended target.
Á. Lang
Own Goal
Hungary
GOAL! Germany have finally taken the lead! Once again, Draxler picks up the ball just inside the penalty area before poking a deft pass over to Hector, who had made a good run into the left-hand side of the box. He then quickly sends a low cross over to the edge of the six-yard box, where Gotze is waiting, and the ball ends up bouncing off the ankles of Lang and into the left-hand side of the net.
Great tackle by Fiola! Boateng pushes up towards the halfway line before sending a lovely low pass into the feet of Khedira, who quickly spins and pokes a through-ball into the path of Draxler. The youngster meets the ball inside the penalty area and attempts to weave through a clump of red shirts, but the Hungary right-back is there to dispossess him with a great sliding tackle at the vital moment.
T. Kroos
Yellow Card
Germany
Kroos, who has looked increasingly frustrated over the past few minutes, lunges into Pinter and ends up bringing the midfielder crashing to the ground with a clumsy challenge, resulting in him becoming the first player to receive a yellow card.
After spending a few moments on the ground, Khedira is eventually able to rejoin the action as Germany continue pushing forward. Gotze initially seems to do well to break through the Hungary back line to reach a pass from Boateng, which he then pokes back to Ozil, but the youngster is standing slightly offside and the linesman's flag is quickly raised as a result.
Gotze and Ozil link up well on the edge of the Hungary penalty area before the latter pokes the ball over to Khedira, who is in a pocket of space 25 yards away from goal. The midfielder takes a quick touch before looking to shoot, but he's unable to control the ball fully and ends up being clattered into by Guzmics before he can unleash a strike, leaving him in a heap on the floor and in a lot of discomfort.
Boateng, who has enjoyed himself playing deep inside the Hungary half of the pitch, picks up the ball in a pocket of space before curling an excellent cross into the visitors' penalty area. It loops over to Gotze and meets him in a great position in front of goal, but he lacks the height to reach it properly and ends up sending his skimmed header comfortably wide of the near post.
Pinter goes close! Dzsudzsak swings in a cross from the resulting set-piece that is slightly overhit but still manages to find a red shirt at the far post. It's Pinter who sticks out a foot and sends a chipped cross-cum-shot towards the other side of the goal, but it ends up looping on to the roof of the net after beating Neuer.
Chance for Szalai! Dzsudzsak cuts inside from the right wing before sending a brilliant through-ball into the Germany penalty area. The pass splits the defence in two before finding the Hungary striker with his back to goal, but he's unable to spin and get a shot away before Rudiger pokes the ball out of play for a corner.
Germany attempt to patiently work their way into the Hungary half of the pitch, but they're unable to find a way through the wall of red camped in front of them and end up losing possession near to the halfway line. Kleinheisler charges through the centre of the pitch and into a pocket of space before trying to test Neuer from 30 yards out, but it's poorly hit and ends up flying comfortably wide of the near post.
The visitors work the ball from one flank to the other as they try to find their way into the Germany penalty area. Dzsudzsak attempts to muscle his way down the right wing before being forced into spinning and finding a teammate midway inside the hosts' half of the pitch, but Pinter is eventually required to play the ball all the way back to Kiraly after being closed down by several white shirts.
Hungary are unable to break out of their own half of the pitch, allowing Germany to fly forward through Hector. The left-back sprints down the left flank before working the ball inside to Draxler, but the hosts are quickly closed down by red shirts and lose the ball, allowing the visitors to embark on yet another well worked counter-attack.
After sitting deep and defending well, Hungary break away on another swift counter-attack down the right flank. Dzsudzsak holds up the ball well on the edge of the Germany penalty area before twisting and finding Kleinheisler, but the latter's low strike from 20 yards out ends up trickling comfortably wide of the far post and out for a goal-kick.
Muller and Pinter clash in the middle of the pitch, resulting in a free-kick for Germany that is taken short. They move the ball around well before Kroos threads a lovely through-ball into the path of Gotze, who made a good run into the penalty area, but he's quickly dispossessed by Guzmics before he can get a shot away.
Hector finds himself in a pocket of space deep down the left flank and immediately fires a swinging cross off Fiola and out for a corner. The resulting set-piece can only find Kadar but his attempted headed clearance isn't convincing, and it allows the ball to loop over to Boateng. The centre-back immediately tries to test Kiraly with a thumping volley, but he's unable to guide it through the sea of red shirts camped in front of him.
Szalai almost gives Hungary the lead! Dzsudzsak, who has arguably been Hungary's biggest attacking threat thus far, once again twists and turns down the right before cutting inside and unleashing a tricky low shot from the edge of the box. Neuer's save isn't convincing and he ends up fumbling the ball into the path of Szalai, but his close-range follow-up is pushed round the post by the goalkeeper before the linesman's flag is raised for offside.
Golden opportunity for Rudiger! Ozil steps up and curls the resulting free-kick into the middle of the penalty area, and it comfortably finds the centre-back in acres of space. None of the Hungary players pick him up and gift him with the perfect chance to head Germany into the lead, but he ends up sending his close-range effort several yards wide of the near post, much to the frustration of his manager.
Fantastic save by Kiraly! Muller charges through the middle of the pitch and into the space left available by the Hungary midfield, who seem to have completely fallen asleep. The forward heads towards the edge of the penalty area before unleashing an almighty strike from 25 yards out, but it's tipped round the post by an excellent diving stop from the veteran goalkeeper.
A half-hearted Germany attacking move breaks down, allowing Hungary to push forward on a rare foray into the hosts' half of the pitch. Dzsudzsak breaks down the right wing before sending a chipped cross towards the edge of the penalty area, where it finds Pinter, but the midfielder's header has far too much power behind it and ends up clearing the top of the crossbar by quite some distance.
Acrobatic effort from Draxler! Muller twists and turns his way down the right flank before sending a wonderful curling cross into the heart of the penalty area. It meets Draxler, who is completely unmarked in front of goal, but he can only send his audacious overhead kick flying several yards over the top of the crossbar.
After spending a few moments down on the ground, Boateng makes his way back on to the pitch and Germany revert to holding on to possession deep inside the Hungary half of the pitch. They move the ball from side to side before Howedes tries to beat Lovrencsics down the right wing, but the winger comes out on top and wins a throw-in for his side.
Germany are temporarily down to 10 men as Boateng has gone over to the touchline to receive medical treatment. It doesn't look good for the centre-back, who seems to have picked up a slight injury whilst darting back to try and deal with Szalai.
After spending the opening five minutes firmly on the back foot, Hungary are finally able to break away on a quick counter-attack. Pinter charges towards the halfway line before poking a through-ball into the path of Szalai, who is completely unmarked inside the Germany half of the pitch, but the hosts' high line catches him comfortably offside.
The hosts quickly win back the ball from the restart and immediately push forward on another determined attack. Once again, Draxler and Gotze link up well in front of goal before the latter spins and unleashes a low shot from close range, but Guzmics is just about able to stick out a foot to stop the strike from troubling his goalkeeper.
Germany score, but it's offside! The hosts immediately embark on a brilliant start as they move the ball forward quickly and with real purpose. Khedira picks up possession just outside of the penalty area before poking it through to Gotze, who then curls a lovely cross over to the far post, where it finds Draxler. The youngster bursts forward before slotting the ball past Kiraly and into the back of the net, but the linesman's flag is quickly raised, despite Draxler being two or three yards onside.
And we're off! Germany get us underway, attacking from left to right.
The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
Meanwhile, Hungary boss Bernd Storck has made just two alterations to the side that featured in their last outing against the Ivory Coast, with Roland Juhasz and Adam Gyurcso making way for Richard Guzmics and Gergo Lovrencsics, respectively.
Joachim Low has decided to make five changes to the Germany side that started the defeat against Slovakia on Sunday, with Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Howedes, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil coming into the starting line-up to replace Bernd Leno, Sebastian Rudy, Joshua Kimmich, Leroy Sane and Mario Gomez.
Hungary substitutes: Korhut, Elek, Gera, Nemeth, Dibusz, Bode, Nikolic, Stieber, Priskin, Bese, Gulacsi, Juhasz.
Hungary XI (4-2-3-1): Kiraly; Fiola, Guzmics, Lang, Kadar; Pinter, Nagy; Dzsudzsak, Kleinheisler, Lovrencsics; Szalai.
Germany substitutes: Mustafi, Hummels, Schweinsteiger, Schurrle, Podolski, Leno, Can, Weigl, Sane, Kimmich, Ter Stegen, Gomez.
Germany XI (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Howedes, Rudiger, Boateng, Hector; Khedira, Kroos; Muller, Ozil, Draxler; Gotze.
There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
Whilst looking increasingly solid at the back, Hungary have struggled somewhat in front of goal, resulting in boss Bernd Storck naming six forwards in his 23-man squad. Daniel Bode and Krisztian Nemeth were the only players to score more than one goal during the qualifying campaign, and all involved here tonight will be looking to rediscover that form as they prepare for what could prove to be a tricky time in France.
In stark contrast to their opponents, Hungary head into this afternoon’s clash in great form and full of confidence after qualifying for their first major tournament since 1986. A narrow 4-3 defeat against Greece last October was the only time that they have been beaten in their previous 11 games, and since then they have managed to win back-to-back clashes against Norway to reach Euro 2016 before picking up impressive draws at home to both Croatia and the Ivory Coast. 
As a result, Germany now have just two wins from their last six games, with the Republic of Ireland, France and England all beating them in that time. They did pick up a resounding victory at home to Italy back in March, however, and it is one that they will attempt to recreate here today as they aim to end their Euro 2016 warm-up with a positive performance.
Today’s presents Joachim Low with his last opportunity to look at his Germany squad before the start of Euro 2016, and it’s one that they will be hoping to win after suffering a disappointing defeat against Slovakia in their last outing. Despite going a goal up after just 13 minutes, the current world champions were stunned by their opponents, who scored three times either side of the half-time break to deny Die Mannschaft a victory.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s international friendly between Germany and Hungary at the Veltins Arena.
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