MOL Vidi secured their third Hungarian Cup triumph thanks to substitute Anel Hadzic’s added-time winner as the club from the city of Székesfehérvár defeated Budapest Honvéd 2-1 at the Groupama Aréna in Budapest this evening.

Filip Holender had put Honvéd ahead in the 14th minute when he crashed a penalty off the post and into the right half of the net after he’d been impeded by fellow Hungarian international Paulo Vinicius.

Kispest football fans
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In an exceptionally competitive match, Vidi head coach Marko Nikolic was sent to the stands for excessive appealing, but his team kept sufficiently calm to equalise with ten second-half minutes remaining, Marko Scepovic pouncing on Roland Juhász’s knock-down from a right-wing Szabolcs Huszti corner and coolly passing the ball into the net from close range.

MOL Vidi claim Hungarian Cup with last-gasp winner
Photo: MTI
MOL Vidi claim Hungarian Cup with last-gasp winner
Photo: MTI
MOL Vidi claim Hungarian Cup with last-gasp winner
Photo: MTI

The Hungarian league runners-up this season then sealed the success in the 91st minute when Hadzic, who had come on at half-time for Ákos Elek, dispatched a right-footed finish inside the near post from a Huszti free-kick.

MOL Vidi claim Hungarian Cup with last-gasp winner
MOL Vidi claim Hungarian Cup with last-gasp winner

It is the club’s second Hungarian Cup title after their maiden win in 2006.

MOL Vidi claim Hungarian Cup with last-gasp winner
MOL Vidi claim Hungarian Cup with last-gasp winner, photo: MTI

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Source: MLSZ – press release

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