Greece Pay the Price of Lack of Firepower in Hungary Defeat (video)



Greece lost to Hungary 2-1 on Tuesday night in the Groupama Arena in the UEFA Nations League Group 2.

The Magyars took a 15th-minute lead through Roland Sallai after a superbly-worked passing move, but Greece’s Roma centre back Kostas Manolas headed an equalizer three minutes later.

The Hungarians moved back in front with another clinical piece of play just before half-time, however, with Laszlo Kleinheisler curling home a sumptuous strike after the hosts had piled the pressure on Vassilis Barkas’ goal.

In the second half, the Greek team quickened the pace, and tried to overwhelm the Hungarians but in vain. Two yellow cards were handed out, one to Hungarian Sallai in the 50th minute, and one to the Greek Ikonomu in the 77th.

Although the Greeks dominated the game, and kept the ball for the most part of the game, its lack of firepower was evident and its sole goal came from a central defender.

The next game for Greece in the tournament will be at home against Hungary on October 12.