Hungarian League, 8th round: Vasas continue to top the table
According to mlsz.hu, Videoton deservedly claimed all three points at their temporary home of Felcsút courtesy of a 3-0 win against in-form Haladás.
Haladás came off the back of a four-game winning streak and would have been happy to see that of Vidi’s four most recent signings, only Marko Scsepovic had made the starting lineup with József Varga on the bench and Attila Fiola and Anel Hadzic not in the squad at all. The visitors started the better but the hosts soon came back into the game and started directing play, Danko Lazovic going closest to opening the scoring so far with a deflected effort from 20 metres which struck the post and went out for a corner. Two minutes later Filipe Oliveira had a great opportunity to score when he went through one-on-one against Gábor Király but he dallied, allowing Predrag Bosnjak to slide in and prevent a shot.
All the game’s goals came in the second-half, Stopira handing Vidi the lead when he made sure that Nego’s deflected shot crossed the goalline in the 51st minute. The home dominated thereafter but Géza Mészöly’s team almost equalised out of nowhere when nice team play resulted in the woodwork being struck twice within a matter of seconds, Kristóf Polgár with the second attempt from close range. Two minutes later the match was effectively over as Videoton stretched their lead through Feczesin’s back-post finish from Oliveira’s excellent cross for his sixth goal of the season.
Further bad news for Hali came in the form of an injury to former Hungary goalkeeper Király during that second goal and their nightmare afternoon was complete when Hungary Under-21 striker Krisztián Géresi fired into the bottom right corner to make it 3-0. Haladás are still joint second in NBI on 14 points but their victors are now just one place and one point behind them.
Videoton FC 3–0 Swietelsky-Haladás (0–0)
Goals: VID: Stopira (51.), Feczesin (72.), Géresi (90.)
Videoton: Kovácsik – Nego, Vinícius, Fejes, Stopira – Pátkai, Juhász – Oliveira (Suljic 79.), Lazovics, Géresi – Feczesin
Haladás: Király (Rózsa 74.) – Polgár, Wils, Hegedűs, Bosnjak – Iszlai, Kovács L. – Williams, Rácz B. (Dombi 85.), Halmosi – Ars (Tóth M. 62.)
Doll’s team suffer second defeat of season in ‘eternal derby’
MTK Budapest 2–1 Ferencvárosi TC (1-0)
Goals: MTK: Gera D. (34.), Torghelle (92 pen), FTC: Rju (70.)
Red card: Vukmir (78.)
MTK: Petkovic – Poór, Baki, Vukmir, Vadnai – Vass Á., Kanta J., Vogyicska (Korozmán, 91.) – Gera D., Torghelle, Hrepka (Nikac, 58., Okuka, 80.)
Ferencváros: Dibusz – Dilaver, Hüsing (Djuricin, 64.), Nalepa, Ramírez – Gera Z., Gyömbér – Lovrencsics (Varga R., a szünetben), Trinks (Rju, a szünetben), Nagy D. – Böde
Hungary’s ‘eternal derby’ surprisingly went the way of MTK at their temporary home of Dunaújváros on Sunday thanks to a last-minute penalty from veteran Sándor Torghelle. MTK defended resolutely in the first half, barely giving the reigning champions a sniff at goal and building for themselves a foundation which helped them take the lead in the 34th minute, Under 21 international winger Dániel Gera collecting Torghelle’s crossfield pass and dispatching a rising shot into the net to hand his team a slender half-time advantage. The introduction of South Korean substitute Rju Sung Vu at the break improved Thomas Doll’s team no end and it was he who found the equaliser in the 70th minute.
Everything pointed towards the likelihood of a Ferencváros winner, especially when former player Dragan Vukmir was dismissed in the 78th minute to leave MTK a man down, but incredibly it was the home team which snatched victory in Hungary’s oldest derby, Fradi’s Djuricin handling the ball in his team’s box and Torghelle stepping up to seal a 2-1 win from the spot. The three points puts daylight between MTK and the relegation zone while Ferencváros fall five points behind Vasas at the top of NBI.
Leonel Pontes’ first victory
DVSC 2–1 Újpest (1–0)
Goals: DEB: Holman (10.), Sekulic (83.), ÚJP: Windecker (78.)
DVSC: Danilovic – Nagy Z., Brkovic, Mészáros N., Völgyi – Filip, Tőzsér, Holman (Bobko, 69.), Szakály P. (Sekulic, 66.), Ferenczi J. – Takács T. (Horváth Zs., 77.)
Újpest: Balajcza – Nagy T., Pávkovics, Kálnoki Kis, Mohl – Andric, Windecker, Bardhi, Diarra, Balázs B. (Balogh B., 69.) – Lázok (Tóth P., 75.)
Debrecen secured a first win under the leadership of new coach Leonel Pontes with a hard-fought 2-1 win at home to Újpest. The team from the East of Hungary put weeks of turmoil behind them to take control of the game from the start, Dávid Holman giving them a tenth-minute lead with a nice finish but further success was not forthcoming and the visitors found a 78th-minute equaliser through József Windecker. Loki hit back though through substitute Sekulic’s 83rd-minute winner, a goal which has put Debrecen’s season back on track – they now lie 7th on 11 points, two behind Újpest who are in 5th position in the 12-team table.
Ten-man Honvéd were left with a mountain to climb
Mezőkövesd Zsóry FC 3–1 Budapest Honvéd (1–1)
Goals: MEZ: Bacelic-Grgic (29.), Strestik (52.), Egerszegi (89.), HON: Hidi (11.)
Red card: Hidi (75.)
Mezőkövesd Zsóry FC: Dombó – Vági, Szeles, Hudák, Fótyik – Bacelic-Grgic, Mevoungou, Egerszegi – Molnár G. (Sós, 70.), Strestik (Baracskai, 81.), Kink (Devecseri, 85.)
Budapest Honvéd: Horváth A. – Baráth, Bobál (Holender, 68.), Lovric, Ikenne-King – Kamber, Gazdag, Hidi – Koszta (Zsótér, 54.), Lanzafame, Balázs Zs. (Eppel, 55.)
Both teams started slowly but despite this, Honvéd took an eleventh-minute lead when Patrik Hidi hit newly-re-signed Davide Lanzafarme’s superb pass first-time into the home goal. Despite this excellent goal the game didn’t get much better, Honvéd dominating play but unable to exercise this advantage. This let Mezőkövesd back into the game and they equalised against the run of play through Bacelic-Grgic’s goal just before the half-hour mark.
The momentum was shifting and just after the break Attila Pintér’s side took the lead through Strestik. Hidi’s turn from hero to zero was completed in the 75th minute when he was dismissed and the home team struck a decisive blow a minute from the end of normal time when Egerszegi found the net to give his team a 3-1 victory. Honvéd remain sixth in the table on 11 points, two ahead of Mezőkövesd who are eighth.
Vasas continue to top the table
Vasas 1–0 Paks (0–0)
Goal: Kulcsár (34.)
Vasas: Nagy G. – Burmeister (Vaskó, 78.), Debreceni, Ristevski – Szivacski, Vida, Berecz, Hangya – Kulcsár T., Saglik (Pavlov, 63.), Ádám M. (Remili, 63.)
Paks: Kemenes – Kulcsár D., Lenzsér, Gévay, Báló – Papp K. – Koltai (Jelena, 76.), Kecskés, Bertus (Laczkó, 76.), Bartha (Hahn, 63.) – Haraszti
Before the match Vasas Sport Club’s newly-crowned Olympic fencing champion Emese Szász received the acclaim of the home crowd who were then rewarded with a single-goal victory over Paks by their footballing favourites. Tamás Kulcsár grabbed the vital goal via a 34th-minute free-kick before the game descended into attrition, neither side really able to create clear opportunities. Paks pushed in the final stages but to no avail – they slip into the relegation zone with their six points while Vasas continue to lead the NBI pack thanks to their superb start to the season.
Gyirmót win for the first time this season
Gyirmót FC Győr 1–0 DVTK (0–0)
Goal: Sallói (74.)
Gyirmót FC: Sebők – Sebastian, Jancsó, Bujovic, Présinger – Sallói, Kiss, Filkor (Szegi, 90.), Csiki (Paku, 87.) – Simon (Madarász, 71.), Novák
Diósgyőri VTK: Rados – Eperjesi, Lázár, Lipták, Németh – Mahalek (Kitl, 64.), Dausvili – Nono, Bognár, Bacsa (Novothny, 64.) – Makrai (Griffiths, 76.)
Gyirmót celebrated their first win of the season after a tight affair in front of their own fans against fellow strugglers Diosgyőr. István Urbányi’s team pressed for the opener more aggressively in the second half and were rewarded with Dániel Sálloi’s 74th-minute strike, an advantage they protected impressively until the end. The home side remain bottom of NBI but only on goal difference from Paks and are now only one point from safety, Diosgyőr holding that status in 10th spot on seven points.