Hungary had a memorable start to the UEFA Nations League in June. They had held Germany 1-1, and narrowly lost to Italy before completing a double over England.
Germany have a chance to dethrone Hungary from the top spot of League A Group 3 in the UEFA Nations League when they face each other in an intriguing top-of-the-table clash. The Friday night encounter at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig will not be a straight forward affair for the home side. The visitors have been a revelation in the competition till now. They have registered some impressive results in the opening four games to sit atop the table. Hence, Hansi Flick’s side have to be at the top of their game to get the maximum points in the upcoming fixture.
|Germany vs Hungary||Key details|
|Venue||Red Bull Arena|
|Kickoff time in India||12:15 am (Saturday)|
|Kickoff time in Germany||8:45 pm|
|Kickoff time in Hungary||8:45 pm|
Hungary had a memorable start to the UEFA Nations League in June. They had held Germany 1-1, and narrowly lost to Italy before completing a double over England, including a 4-0 thumping win. They are deservedly at the top of the group with seven points from four matches. Meanwhile, Germany are just a point behind in the second spot. After playing three successive draws, the Germans trounced Italy 5-2 in their last fixture.
Despite Hungary’s great form in the competition till now, Germany will be the slight favourites to get the win in their home on Friday. However, they have to be at the top of their game to avoid a slip up in this fixture. The notable absentee for Germany will be Borussia Dortmund attacker Marco Reus. However, the country has enough strength in depth to make up for his loss. Meanwhile, Hungary also do not have many injury concerns. The most notable one is of Roland Sallai. Otherwise, they have more or less everyone fit and available for this match.
Germany possible line-up: Neuer, Kehrer, Rudiger, Schlotterbeck, Raum, Kimmich, Goretzka, Hofmann, Muller, Musiala, Werner
Hungary possible line-up: Gulacsi, Lang, Orban, At Szalai, Fiola, Schafer, Styles, Nagy, Adam, Szoboszlai, Ad Szalai
The UEFA Nations League match between Germany and Hungary will take place at Red Bull Arena in Leipzig on Saturday at 12:15 am IST.
For the football fans in India, the live telecast of the UEFA Nations League is available on the Sony Ten network. You can also live stream through SonyLIV App/ website and Jio TV. Besides, the supporters in Germany can watch the match between Germany and Hungary on ZDF; and M4 Sports in Hungary.