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Euro 2024: Musiala, Gundogan score as Germany beat Hungary 2-0

Germany continued their winning start to Euro 2024 after inflicting a 2-0 win over Hungary at the Alianz Arena on Wednesday night.

Jamal Musiala  impressed throughout and netted midway through the first half to register his name on the scoresheet.

The Bayern Munich forward drilled a powerful effort inches past the post afterwards, and was later given a standing ovation when he was substituted late in the second half.

Hungary thought they had  equalised on the stroke of half-time but Roland Sallai’s rebound header was ruled out for a clear offside.

Upon resumption of second half, Germany extended their lead when former Manchester City player Gundogan was left unmarked to score the second of the night.

After their dominant 5-1 win over Scotland, Germany were made to work harder for the win here – with Hungary threatening on occasions and defending stubbornly.

Liverpool midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai almost reduced the deficit with a curling freekick but goalie, Nueur saved to deny him.

Szoboszlai came close again in a bright period in the first half but was denied by an excellent block from Jonathan Tah.

Germany become the first team to qualify for the round of 16 after recording two straight wins against Switzerland and Hungary.

Hungary would have to record an emphatic win over Scotland to stand a chance of qualifying to the next round via best third place team slot.

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