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Germany v Hungary: What the stats say ahead Euro 2020 clash

Germany and Hungary’s only previous encounter at a major tournament was in the 1954 World Cup. They faced each other twice: in the group stages (8-3 to Hungary) and in the final (3-2 to West Germany), with the two games totaling 16 goals. The group stage defeat remains Germany’s heaviest to date at a major tournament.

Germany and Hungary’s only previous meeting in Munich was 110 years ago, in a friendly played in December 1911 at the city’s MTV-Platz stadium. Hungary won 4-1.

Under Joachim Löw, Germany have beaten Hungary both times they have met – both friendlies, by an aggregate scoreline of 5-0 (3-0 in Budapest, May 2010; 2-0 in Gelsenkirchen, June 2016).

Hungary are without a win in each of their last five matches at the European Championships (D3 L2) since a 2-0 victory against Austria in 2016. Indeed, that 2-0 win vs Austria is the Hungarians’ only clean sheet in their 10 matches at the European Championships.

Against Portugal last time out, Germany’s four goals took them to 302 scored overall in major tournaments (World Cup and European Championships); indeed, no other European nation has yet reached 200 such goals (France 184 next highest).

Germany were eliminated from the group stages at the 2018 World Cup; they have never gone out at the group stage of consecutive major tournaments (World Cup and Euros).

Hungary haven’t won their third and final group stage game of a major international tournament (World Cup and Euros) since the 1966 World Cup when they beat Bulgaria 3-1. Since then, they have failed to win their final group game at the 1978 World Cup (1-3 loss to France), 1982 World Cup (1-1 draw with Belgium), 1986 World Cup (0-3 loss to France) and EURO 2016 (3-3 draw with Portugal).

Attila Fiola has scored two goals in his last four appearances for Hungary, after failing to score in his first 33 games for his country. Indeed, Fiola (31y, 122d) is the second oldest player to score for Hungary at the European Championships after Zoltán Gera (37y 61d) vs Portugal at Euro 2016.

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Against Portugal, Kai Havertz became Germany’s youngest ever European Championship finals goalscorer, aged 22 years and eight days. Should he score in this match, he will be the fourth-youngest player to score in back-to-back major tournament appearances for Germany (World Cup/Euros), after Thomas Müller (20-years-old in 2010), Franz Beckenbauer (20 in 1966) and Lukas Podolski (21 in 2006).

Roland Sallai has been directly involved in three goals in his last four appearances for Hungary (two goals, one assist), as many as he had registered in his first 20 games for the national team (two goals, one assist).

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