Germany lost at home to Hungary in UEFA Nations League Group A3. - © Imago
Germany lost at home to Hungary in UEFA Nations League Group A3. - © Imago
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Germany vs. Hungary: UEFA Nations League CONFIRMED teams, match stats and LIVE blog!

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Germany's hopes of playing in next summer's UEFA Nations League finals were ended with defeat to Hungary in Leipzig.

As it happened

Germany: ter Stegen - Hofmann, Süle, Rüdiger, Raum - Kimmich, Gündogan - Gnabry, Müller (c), Sane - Werner
Hungary: Gulacsi - Lang, Orban, At. Szalai - Fiola, Schäfer, Gazdag, Kerkez - Nagy, Szoboszlai - Ad. Szalai (c)

0 - 1

(0 - 1)

Germany
FINAL
Hungary
UEFA European Championship
Matchday 5
Matchday 5 Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
90'

GERMANY BEATEN

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.
90'

TIME ADDED ON

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!
90'

Yellow card

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Antonio Rüdiger
86'

WIDE!

Substitute Nmecha goes up to meet a cross, but doesn't make the desired connection. Kimmich swings a boot at the deflected ball, sending a daisy-cutter inches wide!
86'

WHAT A CHANCE!

Suddenly Kleinheisler is in for Hungary. He only has ter Stegen to beat and has the time to pick his spot, but the Germany stand-in keeper makes himself big to save Germany's bacon.
85'

SZOBO MAKES WAY

Szoboszlai was a real hive of activity in the first half, but he was unable to impact the game in the second 45. It's a shame Hungary won't be at the World Cup to showcase his talent.
85'

TARGET MAN

Flick sends on Nmecha - an out-and-out striker - for the closing stages. Time to cut balls into the box!
85'

Substitution

sub
Loic Nego
sub
Dominik Szoboszlai
85'

Substitution

sub
Lukas Nmecha
sub
Thomas Müller
80'

THOU SHALT NOT PASS

Sane has the ball on the edge of the area as Musiala makes a burst into the Hungary box. It's the right idea, but Lang steps up to clear.
78'

Substitution

sub
Callum Styles
sub
Adam Nagy
77'

CHANCE!

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.
72'

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.
69'

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.
69'

Substitution

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Kai Havertz
sub
Timo Werner
69'

Substitution

sub
Jamal Musiala
sub
Ilkay Gündogan
66'

DOUBLE CHANGE

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.
66'

Substitution

sub
Laszlo Kleinheisler
sub
Daniel Gazdag
66'

Substitution

sub
Martin Adam
sub
Adam Szalai
60'

SIDE NETTING!

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.
57'

WERNER!

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.
53'

DISALLOWED GOAL!

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.
50'

SANE!

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.
46'

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.
46'

Substitution

sub
Thilo Kherer
sub
Serge Gnabry
Kick-off!
45'
+ 1

HALF-TIME! GERMANY 0-1 HUNGARY

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...
44'

TIME ADDED ON

Just the one minute to be played at the end of the regulation 45...
41'

Yellow card

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Adam Szalai
39'

MÜLLER!

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.
38'

ACCESS DENIED

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.
35'

MISCONTROL

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.
30'

STIFLED

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!
25'

CHANCE!

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.
24'

NAUGHTY

Sign of Germany's frustrations as Kimmich cynically pulls back Szoboszlai. The Hungary and Leipzig man was just too quick for him.
24'

Yellow card

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Joshua Kimmich
17'

MADE IN THE BUNDESLIGA

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!
17'

Adam Szalai

GOAL!

0 : 1
Adam Szalai
14'

TOUGH NUT TO CRACK

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.
10'

WELL DEFENDED

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.
4'

RISKY BUSINESS

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.
1'

SZOBO ALERT

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.
Kick-off!

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.

PRE-MATCH POMP

The teams are out, the anthems taken care of and kick-off is imminent.

SAFE HANDS

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.
2:03
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WATCH: LEIPZIG 3-0 DORTMUND

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.

HANSI'S TAKE

"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."
3:31
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WATCH: TIMO WERNER TAKE II

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.

CAPTAIN MÜLLER

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.
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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."
3:46
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WATCH: MUSIALA TAKING GREAT STRIDES

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."

PERMUTATIONS

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.

MORE ON THOSE TEAMS

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

GERMANY SUBS

Baumann, Trapp, Ginter, Kehrer, Havertz, Arnold, Nmecha, Musiala, Bella-Kotchap, Gosens, Schlotterbeck

HUNGARY STARTING LINE-UP

Gulacsi - Lang, Orban, At. Szalai - Fiola, Schäfer, Gazdag, Kerkez - Nagy, Szoboszlai - Ad. Szalai (c)

HUNGARY SUBS

Dibusz, Szappanos, Kecskes, Nego, Varga, Bolla, Kleinheisler, Styles, Adam, Vancsa, Botka, Vecsei

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Germany are unbeaten in the current Nations League campaign, recording a record-breaking win over Italy and drawing their other three. If they beat Hungary and England in their final group game three days later, Hansi Flick's side are guaranteed to top the section and reach the four-nation finals. Müller has featured in all five fixtures so far, and was one of seven Bayern Munich players in the original 24-man squad. The youngest of the bunch at 18, Jamal Musiala is among the substitutes after top scoring for Bayern so far this season with four Bundesliga goals. Joshua Kimmich starts in midfield, but Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus had to withdraw after suffering an ankle ligament injury in the Revierderby. Skipper Manuel Neuer, Leon Goretzka and Julian Brandt also had to pull out, with Oliver Baumann and Maximilian Arnold given late call-ups as a result. One of 16 Bundesliga-based players left in the squad, Borussia Mönchengladbach's Jonas Hofmann - who hit a brace against RB Leipzig at the weekend - starts at right-back. Leipzig striker Timo Werner - the top scorer of the Flick era - is flanked by Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane.

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.

Watch: Jonas Hofmann starred against Leipzig's Hungarian contingent on Matchday 7

Match stats

  • 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.
  • After Werder Bremen's Niclas Füllkrug (five goals), Musiala is the highest-scoring German national in this season's Bundesliga.
  • 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.
  • Szoboszlai has 11 goals and 14 assists in 54 games for Leipzig. He's scored six, but is yet to set up a teammate in his 24 senior Hungary outings to date.

CONFIRMED teams

Germany: ter Stegen - Hofmann, Süle, Rüdiger, Raum - Kimmich, Gündogan - Gnabry, Müller (c), Sane - Werner
Subs: Baumann, Trapp, Ginter, Kehrer, Havertz, Arnold, Nmecha, Musiala, Bella-Kotchap, Gosens, Schlotterbeck
Out: Brandt (illness), Goretzka (not included), Neuer (not included), Reus (ankle)
Coach: Hansi Flick

Hungary: Gulacsi - Lang, Orban, At. Szalai - Fiola, Schäfer, Gazdag, Kerkez - Nagy, Szoboszlai - Ad. Szalai (c)
Subs: Dibusz, Szappanos, Kecskes, Nego, Varga, Bolla, Kleinheisler, Styles, Adam, Vancsa, Botka, Vecsei
Out: Sallai (eye)
Coach: Marco Rossi