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Germany Advances to Euro 2024 Knockout Stages with Victory Over Hungary

Germany secured their spot in the Euro 2024 knockout stages with a 2-0 win against Hungary in Stuttgart. Bayern Munich forward Jamal Musiala scored the opening goal, and Ilkay Gundogan added the second, ensuring Germany’s second consecutive victory in the tournament.

Jamal Musiala was the standout performer, scoring midway through the first half and constantly troubling the Hungarian defense. His goal came after Ilkay Gundogan set him up, though Hungary protested a foul in the buildup, which VAR reviewed but upheld the goal.

Gundogan, formerly of Manchester City, sealed the win in the second half with a well-placed shot, showcasing Germany’s control over the game.

Hungary had a potential equalizer from Roland Sallai disallowed for offside just before halftime. Dominik Szoboszlai threatened Germany’s defense with set-pieces and shots but was denied by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and defender Jonathan Tah.

Germany’s defense, led by Antonio Rudiger and Jonathan Tah, stood firm, with Neuer making crucial saves to maintain the clean sheet. The team displayed a solid defensive performance, limiting Hungary’s chances.

Germany exhibited creativity and control throughout the match, adapting their formation and tactics effectively under manager Julian Nagelsmann. Toni Kroos played a pivotal role, dropping deep to control the tempo and providing stability in midfield.

Despite improved defensive play compared to their previous match, Hungary couldn’t capitalize on their opportunities. Coach Marco Rossi expressed frustration with the refereeing but acknowledged Germany’s superiority.

Germany will face Switzerland in their final group match, aiming to finish as Group A winners. Hungary, with two defeats, must win against Scotland to keep their hopes of advancing alive.

Germany’s victory and Musiala’s continued brilliance have instilled optimism among fans, with expectations high for the team’s performance on home soil.

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