EURO 2020 Qualifier: Croatia Slump To Hungary Defeat

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Updated March 24, 2019
Croatia’s forward Ante Rebic (L) vies with Hungary’s defender Tamas Kadar during the UEFA Euro 2020 football 1st round Groupe E qualification match between Hungary and Croatia on March 24, 2019 in Budapest.
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World Cup finalists Croatia slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Hungary in a Euro 2020 Group E qualifier on Sunday when Mate Patkai notched a 76th minute winner in Budapest.

Croatia had struggled against Azerbaijan in their opening qualifier last Thursday before escaping with a 2-1 win, but they made the perfect start in the Hungarian capital when Ante Rebic put them ahead on 13 minutes.

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But Hungary pulled level through Adam Szalai’s fifth goal in as many games and with a quarter of an hour left, 31-year-old Patkai scored his first international goal to pull off a famous victory.

AFP