Tag: Hungarian Football League

Hungarian League: Title race swings back Honvéd’s way, Vasas defeats Videoton

Striker Márton Eppel’s late winner for Budapest Honvéd was the difference between his side and Haladás on Saturday as Marco Rossi’s team returned to the summit of NB I, thanks also to previous leader Videoton’s dramatic 2-1 home loss to nine-man Vasas. Elsewhere Diosgyőr scrambled a point away at Ferencváros, MTK secured a morale-boosting 2-0 home win at home to out-of-form Mezőkövesd, ten-man Debrecen eases their relegation fears with a 2-1 victory over basement team Gyirmót and Paks maintained their unbeaten spring record with a 1-1 draw away at Újpest. OTP Bank Liga, 25th round: Swietelsky Haladás 0–1 Budapest Honvéd ... Read more

Hungarian League, Round 18: Mezőkövesd hurt Ferencváros hopes

OTP Bank Liga, week 18 round-up: Leaders Vasas comfortable victors over Diósgyőr, Mezőkövesd’s run of form continues, Újpest and MTK share the points whilst Honvéd and Paks both win. Here, we round up all the action. Mezőkövesd-Zsóry 2-0 Ferencváros (1-0) Goalscorers: Molnár (44’), Bačelić-Grgić (80’, penalty) Visitors Ferencváros were without Thomas Doll on the bench due to suspension, his place being taken by Csaba Máté. Defences were on top and chances few and far between in the first half, Marek Střeštík missing perhaps the best opportunity before Gábor Molnár got the better of Ádám Pintér and slotted coolly past Dénes ... Read more

Hungarian league, 17th round: Videton home in on Vasas at the top of NB I

  League leaders Vasas FC lost a tight game 2-1 away at Budapest Honvéd in the 17th round of Hungary’s OTP Bank League to suffer their first league defeat since 21st September and extend their winless sequence to four matches. Budapest Honvéd 2–1 Vasas FC (0–0) Bozsik Stadium, 2980 spectators, ref: Iványi Goalscorers: HON: Nagy G. (81. own goal), Eppel (92.), VAS: Pavlov (71.) Yellow cards: HON: Lovric (32.), Holender (50.), VAS: Remili (34.), Burmeister (62.), Pavlov (85.), Ristevski (90.) Honvéd: Gróf – Lovric, Bobál D. (Prosser, 73.), Kamber – Ikenne-King (Vasiljevic, 83.), Gazdag, Hidi, Koszta (Zsótér, 74.) – Holender, ... Read more

MLSZ President Csányi: Hungarian football has had a good year

The MLSZ held its review of the year on 25th November – Hungarian Football Day – with many former national team players and coaches in attendance. The ‘Match of the Century’, when Hungary defeated England 6-3 at Wembley, was played on 25th November 1953. To commemorate the match the MLSZ announced in 1993 that 25th November would from then on be considered as Hungarian Football Day. Since then, the federation holds its annual review of the year on this day with the participation of the defining personalities of Hungarian football. “One of the goals of the Hungarian Football Day is ... Read more

Hungarian League, 16th round: title contenders continue to drop points – Photos, videos

Vasas, Videoton and Ferencváros all dropped points again at the weekend, as Újpest got back to winning ways, in-form Mezőkövesd chalked up another victory, and Honvéd remain in the chase. GYIRMÓT FC 1-2 ÚJPEST FC (0-0) Goalscorers: GYI: Bojović (78’); ÚJP: Lázok (84’), Windecker (93’) Gyirmót have struggled for goals at home this season but when Montenegrin Mijuško Bojović stole in at the back post to open his OTP Bank Liga account in the 78th minute, things were looking up for the yellow and blues. In-form János Lázok equalised six minutes later with his fourth of the season however, a ... Read more

Hungarian League, 12th round: Szombathely’s 2-0 home success over nine-man Ferencváros – VIDEO

Vasas were the big winners of the 12th round of the 2016/2017 NBI season as they stretched their lead at the top of the table to four points over the chasing pack, mlsz.hu reports. All the goals in the Angyalföld team’s 3-2 home victory over MTK came in the first half in the Illovszky stadion at Fay utca, Martin Ádám’s 18th-minute penalty cancelling out Vadnai’s 4th-minute opener before Sándor Toghelle restored the visitors’ lead three minutes later. Enter the half-Turkish, half-German Mahir Saglik who celebrated his first and second goals of the season within ten minutes either side of the ... Read more

The Hungarian Football League hits bottom in 10th round

According to vg.hu, there almost would have been a half house full at the new pitch of Ferencváros, if all the spectators were present who also visited the Hungarian Football League’s weekday round matches before. The matches of the weekday round were watched by 10,314 people all together, which signifies an average of 1,719 spectators. This is an immensive hollow point in the 2016-2017 season as the number of total spectators lagged behind with 4,000 from the worst round until this point. The most visited match was held in Felcsút: the Videoton-Ferencváros match was held there due to stadium renovation works. ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Hungarian League, Round 7: Top two trip up as Haladás hit form

Title-holders Ferencváros stuttered again but so did rivals Vasas as four of the six NBI matches ended in stalemate this last weekend. We round up the action here. Ferencváros-Mezőkövesd 2-2 (1-0) Goalscorers: FTC: Djuricin (10.), Nagy D. (83.), MEZ: Hudák (63.), Bacelic-Grgic (79.) Ferencváros started the match the busier of the two teams and took an early lead through Marco Djuricin but couldn’t extend that lead despite six shots on target in the first 45 minutes. The game continued in the same direction after the break and therefore it was a surprise when Mezőkövesd equalised, perhaps predictably from a set-piece ... Read more

Hungarian League, Round 6: Vasas remain top,Újpest record fourth win in a row

Round 6 of the OTP Bank Liga saw one match played on Tuesday evening and the remaining five yesterday. Haladás, Ferencváros and Újpest all won away from home whilst Vasas remain top after beating Honvéd at home. Elsewhere, MTK and Paks both clocked up their first victory of the season. Debreceni VSC 0-1 Szombathelyi Haladás (0-0) Goalscorer: Williams ‘60 Debrecen held the upper hand early, creating a number of chances in the opening half-hour but unable to convert their superiority into goals. Haladás weathered the storm however and began to threaten the home goal as the half drew to a ... Read more

Hungarian Euro2016 stars on the move

A number of the Hungarian national team have moved to new clubs over the summer, their destinations including the German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and the United Arab Emirates Pro-League. Following a successful Euro 2016 where he scored twice in the 3-3 thriller against Portugal in Lyon, national team captain Balázs Dzsudzsák has joined United Arab Emirates side Al Wahda. The club from Abu Dhabi came third in last season’s UAE Pro-League to qualify for the 2017 AFC Champions League and are managed by former Mexico and Atlético Madrid manager Javier Aguirre. The former Debrecen winger joins after one year ... Read more

Hungarian League, Round 5: Visitors Vasas shock Fradi to take top spot

According to MLSZ, a late winner from Ievgen Pavlov helped Vasas emerge victorious in the Groupama Aréna as they leapfrogged leaders Ferencváros with a surprise 2-1 win on Saturday. Everything looked to be going as planned as Thomas Doll’s team carved out chance after chance in the first half-hour and it was only their forwards’ inaccuracy that Vasas had to thank for the untouched scoreline. Instead, it was the visiting team who took the lead through defender Tamás Vaskó from a corner but Fradi stayed on the front foot and equalised on the stroke of half-time thanks to Florian Trinks. ... Read more

Hungarian League, Round 4: Five out of six fixtures end in victories for the visitors – Photos, Videos

A remarkable weekend in NBI saw five out of six fixtures end in victories for the visitors with only title favourites Ferencváros failing to win. Indeed, there wasn’t a single goal scored by any home team! Here, we round up all the action. Thomas Doll named an unchanged Ferencváros lineup following last week’s 6-2 home win over Diosgyőr but the goals dried up away at Paks despite several presentable opportunities in the opening minutes. The hosts worked their way back into the game but this only resulted in both teams cancelling each other in a largely attritional match thereafter. The ... Read more

Hungarian League, Round 3: Újpest and Debrecen post maiden wins of the new season

Újpest and Debrecen claimed their first wins of the season while two teams kept their 100% winning records intact. Here, we round up all the weekend’s action in NBI. Two own goals within the space of three second-half minutes were the extraordinary feature of this weekend’s fixture in Sopron, the temporary home of Szombathelyi Haladás who entertained Budapest Honvéd on Saturday. Little of note had happened before Honvéd defender Ádám Hajdú beat Barnabás Rácz to Haladás winger Péter Halmosi’s cross in the 74th minute, only to succeed in diverting the ball into his own goal. Two minutes later though, fortunes ... Read more

Hungarian league: Table-toppers Fradi too much for Haladás

The first round of NBI matches took place this weekend on the back of Hungary’s impressive display at Euro 2016. Numerous Hungary squad members from that continental tournament were in action, amongst them Gergő Lovrencsics who returned to Hungary to play for champions Ferencváros. Here, we round up the weekend’s action. The two sides promoted from NBII last season, Mezőkövesd and Gyirmót, met at the home of the former looking to each post their first points of the season but in the end both had to settle for a draw. The first half belonged to the hosts, especially once Marek ... Read more

Hungarian league season gets underway today

The 2016/17 Nemzeti Bajnokság (National League) 1 season kicks off today with reigning champions Ferencváros looking to retain the title they won last season for the first time since 2004. Strong competition is likely to come in the form of Henning Berg’s Videoton who were champions the season before last and perennial contenders Debreceni VSC. The two promoted teams Gyirmót and Mezőkövesd play each other on the first day of the season while Thomas Doll’s Ferencváros host Haladás. Here’s the rundown of the first-round fixtures: Round 1 Saturday 16th July: ÚJPEST FC – BUDAPEST HONVÉD, 18:00; MEZŐKÖVESD ZSÓRY FC – ... Read more

Hungarian Football League opening round fixture kick-off times announced

The MLSZ Competition Committee has finalised the kick-off times for the first five rounds of the 2016/17 OTP Bank Liga. The season kicks-off with Újpest FC against Budapest Honvéd and Mezőkövesd against Gyirmót at 6 p.m. on Saturday 16th July. Round 1 Saturday 16th July: ÚJPEST FC – BUDAPEST HONVÉD, 18:00; MEZŐKÖVESD ZSÓRY FC – GYIRMÓT FC GYŐR, 18:00 (M4); FERENCVÁROSI TC – SZOMBATHELYI SWIETELSKY HALADÁS, 20:30 (M4) Sunday 17th July: DVSC-TEVA – PAKSI FC, 18:00; MTK BUDAPEST – VASAS FC, 18:00; VIDEOTON FC – DVTK, 18:00 (M4) Round 2 Saturday 23rd July: SZOMBATHELYI SWIETELSKY HALADÁS – MEZŐKÖVESD ZSÓRY FC, ... Read more

Roland Juhász retires from international football

Hungary defender Roland Juhász has announced that he is retiring from international football. With 94 appearances he is the third most-capped Hungary player ever, only Gábor Király and József Bozsik having appeared more times. The 33 year-old Videoton FC centre-back made his national team debut in April 2004 in a 3-2 victory over Japan and went on to become a mainstay of the side over the next twelve years, even scoring six times despite playing in defence. He played in three matches at the European Championship in France but the Round of 16 match against Belgium will be his last ... Read more

Mezőkövesd join Gyirmót in next season’s NB1

Attila Pintér’s Mezőkövesd-Zsóry SE will be playing NB I football next season after a comprehensive 4-0 home victory over relegated Dunaújváros PASE helped maintain the two-point lead they held over third-place Zalaegerszegi TE going into the final round of matches. Promotion rounded off a double celebration for the club as they inaugurated their now fully renovated stadium in front of 4,300 delirious fans. Knowing that three points would guarantee them top-flight football for the 2016/2017 season, any nerves the yellow and blues may have had were settled in the first minute when András Vági scored following a corner. The men ... Read more