Hungary VS Portugal UEFA Euro LIVE Football Score 15 June 2021
Portugal have been given a tough draw for their title defence and, even before facing France and Germany, must tackle a Hungary side who will have strong backing in Budapest where they showed their mettle with a dramatic comeback in their play-off final against Iceland. Five years on from their EURO triumph in France, Portugal have plenty of players in form, while Cristiano Ronaldo is now just five goals away from a world-record 109 in international football.
It’s difficult to underplay just how special this match is for Hungary. It’s arguably the biggest one ever held in the country. It’s Hungary’s first game at a EURO as hosts, it’s against the reigning champions, and it’s being held in the city where nine of the squad were born. Their task remains daunting since Hungary have never beaten Portugal, but they are undefeated in 11 matches and have only failed to score in one of their 15 home fixtures under Marco Rossi.
Nemzeti Tizenegy impressively topped Group F in the last European Championship – finishing ahead of Portugal in the process – before losing heavily to Belgium in the round of 16.
Hungary managed to book their spot in the finals of this year’s tournament through the playoffs, overcoming Bulgaria and then Iceland, with Dominik Szoboszlai scoring a last-minute winner in the final, but an injury has ruled the talented 20-year-old out of the competition, which is a huge blow for the team. Marco Rossi’s side are unbeaten in their last 11 matches in all competitions, including strong wins over San Marino and Andorra in their 2022 World Cup qualification section.
Hungary’s preparations for Euro 2020 were also solid, as they recorded a 1-0 win over Cyprus earlier this month before playing out a goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland. The strength of this section means that it is going to be a very tough task to finish in the top three positions, but a positive result against Portugal in their opener would certainly leave the fans dreaming of what could happen.