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UEFA Nations League: Germany held to 1-1 draw by Hungary

On Saturday, Hungary earned a point at the Puskas Arena by holding Germany to a 1-1 draw for the third time in the Nations League.

Zsolt Nagy’s early goal was quickly cancelled out by Jonas Hofmann, but despite dominating possession, the visitors were unable to find a winner.

For the most part, Hansi Flick’s team lacked ideas and finished third in Nations League Group A3, behind Hungary and Italy.

Marco Rossi’s team, on the other hand, may be pleased with their performance and consider themselves unlucky not to have taken all three points.

After a strong start, Hungary took the lead after just six minutes when a long ball down the right found Attila Fiola on the run. Roland Sallai headed his cross goalward, and Manuel Neuer only palmed the ball as far as Nagy, who controlled and fired into the roof of the net.

Three minutes later, Germany drew level when Hofmann raced onto a long ball from Nico Schlotterbeck and prodded past the onrushing Peter Gulacsi to score his second goal in as many games for his country.

Jamal Musiala’s clever play set up an opportunity for David Raum to cut inside and bend a shot just wide of Gulacsi’s far post, before Neuer saved a Fiola volley with his leg just before halftime.

With just under 20 minutes remaining, Kai Havertz played Hofmann in on goal, but the goalscorer botched his attempted pass to Timo Werner, allowing Willi Orban to clear.

In the final 10 minutes, substitute Daniel Gazdag forced Neuer into another fine save, but both teams were forced to settle for a point.

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