1-0 against Scotland – Hungary celebrates in the very last minute – shock moment because of Varga – Sport

1-0 against Scotland – Hungary celebrates in the very last minute – shock moment because of Varga – Sport
1-0 against Scotland – Hungary celebrates in the very last minute – shock moment because of Varga – Sport
  • Hungary beat Scotland 1-0 at EURO 2024 in Stuttgart and secured third place in Group A. The tournament is over for Scotland.
  • The match was overshadowed by the injury of Barnabas Varga. The Hungarian striker had to be stretchered off the pitch after a collision.
  • Switzerland plays against Germany 1:1 and misses out on winning the group.

In the end, Hungary’s coach Marco Rossi was able to celebrate his lucky hand: in the 86th minute he brought Kevin Csoboth into the game. And the joker immediately struck: in the 10th and final minute of injury time he finished off a last desperate attack by his team to make it 1-0. Eight minutes earlier, Csoboth had failed to score on the post.

Thanks to the late goal, Hungary can still hope for the knockout phase. With three points, there is a chance that third place in the Swiss group will be enough for the round of 16. Scotland, which also threw everything forward in the final stages of the match, has to pack its bags as bottom of the group.

Scary moment after collision

The long period of extra time was necessary due to a small drama in the 68th minute. After a collision in the air with Scotland goalkeeper Angus Gunn and defender Anthony Ralston, Hungary striker Barnabas Varga remained lying on the ground seemingly unconscious.

Stadium stewards immediately set up a screen with tarpaulins, and dark memories of Denmark’s Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest three years ago were awakened. After a five-minute break, Varga had to be carried off the pitch on a stretcher under the anxious gaze of his teammates. Later, a fracture under his eye was diagnosed in hospital in Stuttgart. The 29-year-old is in a stable condition.

Lukewarm first half

There was nothing to suggest that the game would be so hectic. Although both teams had to play to win, caution was the trump card at the start. The Scots initially had more possession, but were unable to score. Hungary also held back and only became more courageous towards the end of the first half.

After a free kick by captain Dominik Szoboszlai, defender Willi Orban had a free header at the far post in the 41st minute, but hit the top of the crossbar. Szoboszlai himself aimed too high from distance a short time later.

Scots out despite great support

Scotland, once again supported by many loud fans, must continue to wait for their first qualification for the knockout phase of a major tournament. The Hungarians will find out on Wednesday at the latest whether their adventure in Germany will continue.

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