0:1 against Hungary: Germany lost under Flick for the first time

For the first time, the German nationwide crew has lost a recreation under the laughingstock. Against Hungary, DFB-Elf didn’t get better from Adam Szalais’ outstanding purpose.

Thomas Müller got here on too late, Adam Szalai netted together with his heel, which is value watching.
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Germany have usually struggled against Hungary in the latest previous, together with on Friday night in Leipzig. Hansi Flick pounces on Werner, and may break the Hungarian protection with a run deep. DFB-Elf not often succeeds in doing that, recreation ahead Flick-Elf is commonly too gradual and above all, too imprecise.

Hungary’s stunning league leaders have been compact against the ball in their very own half and venomous in duels. After successful the ball, which frequently occurred after dangerous passes by the DFB crew, depth was shortly wanted. Hungary additionally proved harmful from set items – a nook led to a well-deserved lead after 17 minutes: Szalai, enjoying his closing recreation for his nation, curled a right-heeled nook previous Szoboszalai into the far nook, a sight to behold. .

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Germany have been now more difficult, however clearly discovered few options in the closing third. DFB-Elf had only one likelihood in the first half, however Müller headed in a cross from area at Gulasi (39′). There was hardly something to see in the attacking delights of a 5-2 win over Italy, whereas Hungary confirmed a robust efficiency in a 4-0 win over England to take a well-deserved half-time lead.

More pace, however hardly any possibilities

Flick reacted to the poor efficiency and introduced Kehrer on for Gnabry for the second spherical, which had been unremarkable. Hoffmann moved up the place, however discovered it equally troublesome in assault. Germany have been now in a position to cut back the share of turnovers and at instances confined Hungary to their very own penalty space.

However, DFB-Elf not often threatened going into this one, with solely Sane (51st) and Werner (57th) testing Gulasi, however not placing the Leipzig goalkeeper to disgrace. Hungary now nearly fully stopped their very own counter-attacks and tried to defend the victory over time. The guests’ first assault after the restart nearly made it 2-0, with substitute Adam Sule beating him, however was denied by Ter Stegen’s sharp response (72′).

Ter Stegen makes a nasty cease

With Germany working out of time, Musiala and Havertz got here on for Werner and Gundogan for the final 20 minutes. But even contemporary artistic gamers couldn’t put themselves in the limelight, Hungary defended steadily till the finish. Germany had Ter Stegen to thank for the indisputable fact that the recreation wasn’t determined early – the goalkeeper made a one-on-one save against Kleinheisler. On the different hand, Kimmich shot simply vast to the left after the rebound, Germany did not look way more harmful.

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It was thus sealed the first defeat of Hansi Flick’s tenure, and the 0–1 defeat additionally meant that the DFB crew missed out on the closing match of the Nations League. The German nationwide crew will meet England on Monday (8.45 pm). At the similar time, Hungary have Italy as friends and wish to win the group.

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