UEFA European Championship Matchday 5 Matchday 5 Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
That's it! Flick's 13-game unbeaten run is over. Germany can no longer reach the final four, but Hungary can if they draw with Italy in their final outing. The only saving grace for the four-time world champions - who dominated the second half - is they cannot be relegated to League B. Monday's meeting with England is nothing more than a dead rubber, mind.
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Five minutes for Germany to find the leveller needed to preserve their hopes of reaching the final four - and Flick's unbeaten record as head coach!
Musiala makes a nuisance of himself and pokes a ball through to Raum. Havertz tries to get a head on the ensuing cross, but it's cleared - albeit only as far as Kimmich. He drives goalwards from 18 yards, with Lang heading clear in front of the diving Gulacsi.
WOULD YOU ADAM AND...?
Adam bustles clear of Süle, before shooting low and hard across goal. Ter Stegen flies to his left to claw it away. Let-off for Germany, who've dominated since the restart.
FRESH LEGS, FRESH IDEAS
A proverbial game changer, Musiala is on for the final 20 minutes or so. Havertz also gets the nod, the ex-Leverkusen prodigy offering more of a physical presence in the final third compared to the pace of Werner.
That's the end of Szalai's final senior away international. He's set to retire from international football at the end of the Nations League campaign. His brilliant goal remains the difference between the sides. Former Bremen and Darmstadt midfielder Kleinheisler is on.
Indicative of the confidence flowing through this Germany team, Kimmich has a crack from 25 yards. Gulacsi's beaten, but the ball hits the side netting. The supporters were already celebrating. Hungary just can't get out.
Germany asking all the questions as Werner combines with Sane. The Leipzig striker does really well to get his shot off under pressure, but Gulacsi makes the stop.
Hofmann collects a ball over the top from Gündogan and tees up Müller for a tidy finish, but the Gladbach man is rightly flagged for offside. Germany look a different side since the change in personnel.
Germany break down Hungary for the first time as Sane takes Gündogan's lofted pass into the box in his stride. The Bayern attacker catches the shot well, but Gulacsi gets down at his near post to block with his left foot.
NATURAL RIGHT-BACK ON
Kehrer's on for Gnabry, who struggled to get into the game in the first half. Hofmann moves into his accustomed attacking midfield role.
Szalai's audacious goal is the difference between the sides in Leipzig. Hungary might even have had another, and will be through to the finals with a game to spare, unless Germany can turn this around...
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Just the one minute to be played at the end of the regulation 45...
Germany's best and only chance of note. Sane shifts the ball out wide to Raum, who sends a first-time cross towards the far corner of the six-yard box. Müller gets up ahead of Kerkez, but his header lacks the power and precision to seriously trouble Gulacsi.
Rüdiger's on hand for the third time to clear a dangerous ball into the area - this one from Kerkez. Werner and Sane then try to work something on the edge of the Hungary area, but the red shirts do their job.
With Hungary players caught out of position following a corner, Germany can counter. Hofmann slips in Gnabry towards the right of the area, but a heavy first touch allows Kerkez to get a tackle in.
Germany try to build just over halfway with Sane, but Hungary swarm and win back possession. Soon as they regain possession, the Magyars look to counter. Incredible work rate!
The offside flag stays down as Fiola clips a left-wing cross towards the penalty spot. Gazdag meets it, but ter Stegen is out to block and prevent a certain goal.
Sign of Germany's frustrations as Kimmich cynically pulls back Szoboszlai. The Hungary and Leipzig man was just too quick for him.
Germany are behind to a goal made in the Bundesliga. Szoboszlai curls in a corner towards the near-post, where former Mainz and Schalke forward Adam Szalai sends a back-heeled volley into the opposite side of ter Stegen's goal. The keeper didn't move. Brilliant finish!
Germany only managed one shot on target in Budapest. Hungary's defensive wall is going to take some breaching, based on that and the early exchanges here.
Debutant left-back Kerkez goes on the outside of Hofmann and tries to pick out ex-Mainz man Adam Szalai, but Rüdiger's there again to head clear. Confident start from Hungary.
Hungary try to play out from the back, hounded by white-and-black shirts. Gnabry almost profits on a rushed clearance, but the ball cannons behind off his outstretched boot.
Germany concede the game's first corner. Szoboszlai plays it short, before collecting the ball once more and whipping over a cross that Rüdiger heads clear. Early warning for the hosts.
UWE, UWE, UWE!
But not before a moment's reflection in memory of Hamburg legend and 72-time Germany international Uwe Seeler, who passed away in August, aged 85.
The teams are out, the anthems taken care of and kick-off is imminent.
Neuer and Gulacsi were among five goalkeepers on a joint-league-high 10 clean sheets in last term's Bundesliga. They're on two and one respectively after seven matches in 2022/23.
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Hungary's Orban and Szoboszlai were among the goals a couple of weeks ago as Leipzig blew Dortmund away at today's venue, the Red Bull Arena. They're among 12 Bundesliga players to start the game.
"Hungary are smart tactically, they don't leave the opponents much room," opined Flick, who's unbeaten in 13 matches as Germany coach, winning four. "We've shown the team what needs to be done. Obviously we want to win the group and reach the final four. We've prepared well - it's down to us."
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Timo Werner has eight goals and two assists in 11 appearances since Flick took charge. No player has scored more in the post-Löw era. He also has four goals and three assists in nine competitive games following his summer move back to Leipzig from Chelsea.
Thomas Müller wears the armband in the absence of clubmate Manuel Neuer. He's produced 44 goals and 40 assists in 116 senior internationals to date.
HOFMANN: PACE THE KEY
Hofmann scored in the reverse fixture - a 1-1 draw in Budapest. "Hungary are very strong defensively and don't give much away," he warned. "We didn't have many scoring chances in the first game - that speaks volumes. We have to be determined, consistent and move the ball quickly in the final third."
Jamal Musiala could win his 16th senior cap tonight. The 19-year-old is Bayern's four-goal leading scorer in this season's Bundesliga. "It's a joy to watch him play," Germany head coach Hansi Flick told media on Thursday. "He's so comfortable on the ball and can play his way out of different situations. Even at such a young age, he is a real threat in front of goal."
Germany can go top with a win, and rule out relegation to League B. Victory tonight and against England is what's needed to guarantee their place in the four-nation finals.
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With Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka forced out with covid, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Ilkay Gündogan get the nod in goal and central midfield respectively. Jonas Hofmann - an attacking midfielder for Gladbach - moonlights at right-back, while Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane man the flanks. Timo Werner leads the line up against Hungary's Leipzig contingent of goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, centre-back Willi Orban and playmaker Dominik Szoboszlai.
GERMANY STARTING LINE-UP
ter Stegen - Hofmann, Süle, Rüdiger, Raum - Kimmich, Gündogan - Gnabry, Müller (c), Sane - Werner
Werner scored two of five Germany goals against Italy last time out, but it was a Hofmann strike that denied Hungary all three points when the nations met in Budapest on Matchday 3. Although the Magyars lost their next game to Italy, two wins over England put them top of Group A3, a point ahead of Germany. Szoboszlai is one of three Leipzig players in their squad. The 21-year-old playmaker - who's started all three of Leipzig's games since Marco Rose's appointment as head coach - is joined by goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi and defender Willi Orban, but Freiburg winger Roland Sallai misses out with a fractured eye socket. Midfielder Andras Schäfer is involved, though, after playing his part for surprise Bundesliga table-toppers Union Berlin in recent weeks. He was among the goals as Hungary and Germany played out a 2-2 draw in the group stages of last summer's rescheduled UEFA 2020 Euros. The Magyars have recorded a handful of friendly wins over the four-time world champions down the years, but only one in competitive fare - at the 1954 FIFA World Cup. West Germany, though, got their revenge in the final.
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Germany are unbeaten in 13 matches under Flick, winning nine.
Müller has scored 44 goals in 116 senior internationals to date.
Musiala has won 15 caps since debuting under Joachim Löw in March 2021, registering a goal and assist.