Hungary did not played very well, but recorded their first win in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group F at the 3rd attempt, defeating the Faroe Islands away, UEFA reports.
According to uefa.com, seeing more of the ball, the Faroes were comfortable, their first cause for alarm not coming until the 20th minute when Ádám Szalai advanced with purpose and was felled by a stray arm from Atli Gregersen on the edge of the penalty area.
Uefa.com said, Balázs Dzsudzsák’s subsequent free-kick was palmed wide by Gunnar Nielsen, but from the resulting corner Hungary scored, the unmarked Szalai turning in Roland Juhász’s ball back across goal after Fródi Benjaminsen had only succeeded in heading the initial delivery to the feet of the visiting centre-back.
Nielsen then denied Dániel Tőzsér twice in the space of four minutes, springing up after the second of those shots to bravely smother Nemanja Nikolić’s rebound attempt.
According to UEFA, as the half wore on, however, it was Pál Dárdai’s Hungary who came to the fore, with Szalai rifling an angled drive at Nielsen and Dzsudzsák, from long distance, forcing the keeper into a diving stop.
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