Nations League: Hungary humiliates England, Germany's dominance against Italy
England humiliated by Hungary in Nations League as Germany thrashed Italy 5-2
Southgate’s side suffered their worst home defeat since 1928 as on Tuesday England went down 4-0 against Hungary in the UEFA Nations League. On the same night, Germany ended their losing streak by thrashing Robert Mancini’s new side in a 5-2 defeat at their home. Even since Scotland’s ‘Wembley Wizards’ put up a 5-1 on the scoreboard in 1928, no one else did anything like that for the last 94 years. But Hungary turned the table by beating England by a four-goal margin in Wolverhampton. England is in grave danger of being relegated from League A to the less alluring Tier-2 of the European International Football League.
Hungary is in great touch and already defeated England 1-0, 10 days before this match in Budapest. But in today’s match, they proved that it was not a fluke.
In the 16th minute of the game, Freiburg forward Roland Sallai controlled the ball on his thigh he received from Adam Lang in a free kick and volleyed the ball into the net scoring the opener.
Sallai scored again in the 70th minute before Zsolt Nagy made it 3-0 from a spectacular cross in the 80th minute. England collapsed when their defender was sent off issuing a red card. And to seal their historic triumph, Danie Gazdag chipped the ball over goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale to finish 4-0 in the final whistle.
Astonishingly, Hungary is the first away team to score four goals against England since 1953, when again the Hungarians themselves with the football legend Ferenc Puskas won 6-3 at the Wembley stadium.
England has their next match with Italy in September and they stand in fourth place in the league table with just two points in four games and stand in a win-win situation to avoid relegation to League B.
Hungary, being in a group with tough competitors, have proved themselves and are leading the group table. Germails trails by 1 point below Germany who on the same date thrashed Italy by 5-2. Although thanks to Roberto Mancini’s experimental team which played against the strong German team in Moenchengladbach.
Germany got an early lead from Joshua Kimmich’s finish inside the box and they doubled their lead as IIkay Gundogan shot the penalty in the first-half stoppage time.
In the second half, Thomas Muller fired the third one before Timo Werner score two quick consecutive goals at the 65’ and 66’ minutes respectively.
Italy conceded five goals in a game last time in Yugoslavia, 1957 where they faced a 6-1 defeat.
Later after conceding five goals, the visitors pulled two out in which one is by the 18 years old Zurich striker Wilfred Gnoto at 78 minutes, which was indeed recored as he became Italy’s youngest ever goal scorer. Then at the dead end of the game, Alessandro Bastoni scored the second, still allowing Germany to celebrate their biggest win over Italy since 1939.
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