Hungary VS France LIVE Football Match Score June 6/19/2021
World champions France opened their campaign in brisk fashion with a 1-0 win against Germany in Munich that could have been more convincing, and a second victory would book progress with a game to spare. Hungary, meanwhile, seemed to be holding reigning champions Portugal in Budapest only to fall to three late goals, which could prove costly in a group where the cliché that “there are no easy games in international football” is hugely understating matters.
Hungary come into this match on the back of conceding three late goals to Portugal on Matchday 1. That scoreline felt harsh on a Hungary side which had withstood no small amount of pressure before growing into the game in the second half. There are plenty of positives for them to build on, but, as coach Marco Rossi says, they need to enact their game plan for the full 90 minutes, not just 84.
After substitute Szabolcs Schon had a goal ruled out for offside, Portugal drew first blood in the 84th minute as Raphael Guerreiro’s effort trickled past Peter Gulacsi, and the man for the international stage Ronaldo would add a further two strikes to break Michel Platini’s European Championship goalscoring record.
Hungary manager Marco Rossi took the blame on the day after making in-game alterations which he felt did not pay off, but the 56-year-old witnessed his determined outfit keep Ronaldo and co at bay for 84 minutes on the day, and that is certainly something to be applauded.
Occupying a spot in the group of death with France, Germany and Portugal was always expected to end in dismay for Hungary – whose 11-game unbeaten streak across all competitions was ended at the hands of Portugal – but Rossi’s men have proven that they will not go down waving the white flag.
A shock result against 2014 World Cup winners Germany – who also lost their opening game – could yet spell a remarkable third-placed finish for 37th-ranked Hungary, who were eliminated by Belgium in the last-16 stage five years ago, but not many will be placing bets on Rossi’s men getting one over the reigning world champions.