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Germany vs Hungary EURO 2024 Group A Matchday 2 preview: where to watch, start time, possible lineups | UEFA EURO 2024

Germany and Hungary meet on Wednesday 19 June for their second match of UEFA EURO 2024 in Group A.

Where can you watch Germany vs Hungary on TV?

Fans can find their local UEFA EURO 2024 broadcast partner(s) here.

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Germany made a flying start, outshining Scotland with a brilliant performance in Munich. Youngsters Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala wreaked havoc against Steve Clarke’s side, with Toni Kroos pulling the strings in midfield as the three-time champions won their first EURO match for a record-breaking eighth time. Julian Nagelsmann’s team are a force to be reckoned with, and yet they were defeated in their last meeting with Wednesday’s opponents, losing 1-0 in the 2022 UEFA Nations League in Leipzig.

Musiala about Germany’s winning start

Indeed, Hungary are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Germany, following a 2-2 draw in the EURO 2020 group stage and a 1-1 draw in the Nations League on home soil. Coach Marco Rossi admitted his charges had made too many mistakes in Saturday’s defeat to Switzerland in Cologne, but given Hungary’s recent ability to frustrate the toughest of opponents, he can be confident of telling the tournament hosts in Stuttgart will make an upset.

Possible setups

Germany: Neuer; Kimmich, Rüdiger, Tah, Mittelstädt; Andrich, Kroos; Musiala, Gundoğan, Wirtz; Havertz

Hungary: Gulácsi; Fiola, Orbán, Dárdai; Bolla, Ádám Nagy, Schäfer, Kerkez; Sallai, Szoboszlai, Varga

Form guide

Germany:
Form (all competitions, most recent first): WWDWWL

Hungary:
Form (all competitions, most recent first): LDWLLD

The road from Hungary to Germany: every goal

Expert predictions

Phil Röber, reporter from Germany

So many tactical details went perfectly against Scotland and this match – against a side that Germany have struggled against in recent years – will be all about keeping the positive momentum going and growing the excitement. German fans long for another long run on home soil, such as during the 2006 World Cup: a tournament that was the subject of a famous documentary, Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen (Germany. A summer story). It seems that Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala will have the same leading roles as Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski did at the time.

Andy Clark, reporter from Hungary

Hungary were in trouble in the first half against Switzerland and cannot afford to be as generous against a German team that made the dismantling of Scotland in Munich easy. Rossi’s side are undefeated in their last three meetings with the National team, which is certainly cause for confidence, if not necessarily optimism. However, if Hungary can frustrate Germany and impose themselves in the way they did against Switzerland in the second half, the result may not be a foregone conclusion.

What the coaches say

Julian Nagelsmann, Germany coach: “Hungary has a clear pattern with two attackers who are very good at headers. They work a lot with precise crosses, and have an impressive record with dead balls. Tomorrow the question is how we present ourselves. Of course Hungary is under pressure So I think they will play more attacking than against Switzerland.”

Marco Rossi, national coach of Hungary: “After losing the first match we were all very disappointed. Two of the three goals (against Switzerland) were due to our mistakes, and if you play (this way) at the European Championship you will have to pay dearly for your mistakes. On paper, And not only on paper we know that the German team is better than us, which should motivate us to give our best. Hopefully we can get a point tomorrow, but that requires the perfect one match.”

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