The Euro 2024 hosts are now two from two and have become the first team to qualify for the last 16. Check out the best facts, stats and live Opta data from their win with our Germany vs Hungary stats page.

Germany underlined their tournament credentials with a 2-0 win over Hungary thanks to goals from Jamal Musiala and Ilkay Gündogan.

That took Germany’s current goal tally to seven, their most ever in a European Championship group stage. They are just the second team in history to score seven goals across their first two games of a European Championship campaign alongside the Netherlands at Euro 2008.

And they’ve still got a game to go.

With two wins from two in Group A, this win was enough to see Germany qualify for the last 16.

This is the fifth European Championship in which Germany have won their opening two games, after doing so in 1972, 1980, 1996, and 2012. Die Mannschaft won the competition in three of those four previous tournaments – failing only in 2012. So, if history is anything to go by, they now have a 75% chance of winning Euro 2024.

OK, not exactly, but the Opta supercomputer does give them a 16.9% chance of glory, which is up from 12.4% at the start of the tournament. It’s clearly impressed.

As are we.

For all of Germany’s intricate passers on the pitch, they opened the scoring in rather scruffy fashion. Musiala, as he would manage to do all game, found space between the lines to receive in front of Hungary’s backline, before flicking a pass into the path of Gündogan.

With the German captain bearing down on goal, Willi Orbán stepped across to intervene well, but then stumbled badly, fell, and his flailing body inadvertently controlled the ball for Gündogan. The Barcelona man teed up Musiala to tap home.

That goal meant Musiala became the first player to score twice at Euro 2024. With the Bayern man aged 21 years and 114 days old, only four players reached two goals at the Euros at a younger age than him: Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ferenc Bene and Mikkel Damsgaard.

The third-man run from Gündogan highlighted the aggressive role he would adopt in this game. Often playing higher up than Germany’s two number 10s, Gündogan made six touches in Hungary’s box overall, the most of any German player aside from centre-forward Kai Havertz (10). His heat map shows just how advanced he got on the ball.

Gundogan heat map vs Hungary

With players running beyond the ball and Musiala and Florian Wirtz finding pockets of space, Germany always looked threatening in possession as they attempted to unpick Hungary’s defence.

For their part, Hungary were far more aggressive and front-footed than in their passive 3-1 defeat to Switzerland on Matchday 1. They were physical and robust in the challenge and looked to hit Germany quickly and directly down the sides, taking advantage of the space in behind Germany’s advanced full-backs, particularly down the left.

Hungary passes vs Germany first half

They almost equalised straight away, too. Their talisman Dominik Szoboszlai was far more influential today than in their first game, and he whipped a dangerous free-kick at goal moments after Musiala’s strike, only for Manuel Neuer to scramble across and palm away.

Jonathan Tah then blocked a rapid Hungary counter-attack, his outstretched boot denying Szoboszlai an effort on target. It was also the Hungary captain’s devilish free-kick that was flicked goalward by Barnabás Varga, saved by Neuer and headed in by Roland Sallai. Unfortunately for the Freiburg man, he was offside.

It underlined the threat that Marco Rossi’s side could offer, though. Their seven shots in the first half were the most Germany have faced in the opening 45 minutes of a Euros game since facing 16 against Turkey in 2008.

Germany’s superiority told in the second half, and Gündogan made his penalty-box presence count to score their second. He swept home with his left foot after Maximilian Mittelstädt had cut the ball back to the edge of the box.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side were then able to play keep ball, suffocating and smothering any chance of Hungary launching a comeback through controlled possession; Hungary registered just four shots in the second half, and completed just 20 passes in the final third.

The hosts started with an unchanged XI and were able to rest Wirtz and Musiala for a large part of this game. They look extremely ominous for everyone else, and will take some stopping in front of their vociferous home fans.

Our Opta match centre delivers you all the Germany vs Hungary stats from their Euro 2024 Group A clash at Stuttgart Arena.

The match centre below includes team and player stats, expected goals data, passing networks, an Opta chalkboard and more. It gives you everything you need to do your own match analysis.

Underneath the match centre you can find the official Opta stats on the game as well. 

Germany vs Hungary: Post-Match Facts

  • Germany have become the fifth host nation to win both of their opening two games of a UEFA European Championship after Spain in 1964, France in 1984, the Netherlands in 2000 and France in 2016; three of those previous four teams went on to at least make the final of the competition (Excluding Euro 2020 with 11 host countries).
  • With a 2-0 win today and 5-1 win against Scotland on MD1, Germany are just the second team in history to score as many as seven goals across their first two games of a UEFA European Championship campaign alongside the Netherlands at Euro 2008.
  • Aged 21 years and 114 days, Jamal Musiala became the youngest player to score in a nation’s first two group stage games at a single UEFA European Championship; meanwhile he became the first player to score in Germany’s first two games of a Euros campaign since Mario Gómez at Euro 2012.
  • Toni Kroos completed 124 passes in Germany’s win over Hungary, the second most on record by a midfielder in a UEFA European Championship game, behind only Xavi’s 127 successful passes for Spain against the Republic of Ireland at Euro 2012. His 47 line breaking passes were at least 30 more than any other player in this match.
  • Hungary’s 11 shots in this game were the most Germany have faced in a UEFA European Championship group stage match since facing 14 against the Netherlands at Euro 2012. Despite this Hungary failed to score for the first time in 13 matches in all competitions.
  • Hungary are now winless in eight consecutive UEFA European Championship games (D4 L4) since a 2-0 win over Austria in their opening match at Euro 2016.
  • Jamal Musiala (21y 114d) became the second youngest player to score in each of their first two starts in the UEFA European Championship behind only Hungary’s Ferenc Bene (19y 186d at Euro 1964).
  • Germany captain Ilkay Gündoğan scored and assisted in the same match for his country for the first time since an October 2019 UEFA European Championship qualifier against Estonia (2G 1A).

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