Germany VS Hungary LIVE Football Match Score June 23/6/2021
Germany just played its best game in three years versus Portugal, so the football gods decided enough was enough. They’ve struck down Thomas Muller with a knee injury, which means the Bayern Munich man is liable to miss the team’s crucial game against Hungary tomorrow. It took Joachim Low a lot of pain and effort to find a system that kind-of works, so how can he tweak it to make up for the absence of the Raumdeuter?
The first lineup shows a four-man backline, something that Jogi Low hasn’t used for years now. While the 2014 World Cup winning coach has often resorted to changing formations at the drop of a hat these past few years, it seems unlikely that he’ll take such a drastic step on the eve of such a massive game, only for the sake of one missing player.
However, there are plenty of advantages. A traditional winger like Sane could simplify the transition for the rest of the players, as you don’t really need to over-complicate the system to accommodate him. Also, getting Kimmich and Goretzka back in midfield could help the Germans withstand Hungary’s attacks, especially if the wingbacks happen to get caught up-field on counters.
However, Bild’s second lineup is far more likely, where Germany’s XI remains unchanged except for Leon Goretzka slotting into Thomas Muller’s position. While this might seem like a fine decision on the surface, Goretzka is not the same type of player as Muller, and it’s hard to see him having the same impact — especially after such a long hiatus.
At Bayern Munich, the two of them often occupy each other’s spaces, but Jogi’s current system is nothing like the system Bayern play. Other options include Leroy Sane or Kevin Volland, but all the alternatives are untested. After all, Muller was planned to be a key cog in Germany’s system for this tournament.
Hungary still have a chance to make it into the knockout stages if they win this game. As we saw with France, they have the quality to cause an upset, and they’ll come at the Germans with everything they have. Let’s hope that Joachim Low makes the right adjustments to his system tomorrow. Otherwise, it could end up being his very last game in charge.
UEFA has rejected the Munich city council’s request to have the Allianz Arena illuminated in rainbow colours for Germany’s Euro 2020 fixture against Hungary on Wednesday.
The mayor of the German city, Dieter Reiterhad, had put forward a request to the governing body on Monday for the stadium to have rainbow lighting for the match, a planned show of support for the LGBTQ+ community.
UEFA has, however, declined the request as it believes the gesture has a “political context” due to the proposal arriving after recent legislation from the Hungarian parliament to ban the circulation of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change.