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Sports Mole previews Monday’s Nations League clash between Hungary and Italy, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

decide the fate of both teams UEFA Nations Leaguedecisive collision Hungary When Italy Monday’s pair will battle it out for a place in next summer’s finals.

A recent upset against top European host nations has left them two points behind at the top of League A Group 3, but the Azzurri’s win over England means they can clinch first place with a win in Budapest. I mean

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Having wrapped up their latest Nations League group stage campaign, Hungary once again defied expectations of starting the final round well-positioned by defeating Germany, England and Italy at the top of Group 3.

After four games in June, the Magyars resumed with another eye-catching loss on the first of two matchdays this month. hange flickside in Leipzig on Friday.

Bundesliga mainstay of the last decade – now trading in the Swiss Super League – veteran striker Adam Salai Scored the only goal in the 17th minute with a clever backheel flick into the corner Marc Andre ter Stegennet.

The 34-year-old played a pivotal role in helping Flick win Germany’s first defeat, but announced he would retire after Hungary’s final group game back in Budapest.

His time in the red jersey thus comes to a close as his team hosts Italy.

Even if they fail and miss out on Monday, Hungary’s record at Europe’s latest international competition would make for impressive reading, as they were in the third tier when the first tournament began in 2018. It started, but was later promoted to League A status.

Now, once again, the ‘Mighty Magyars’ are within reach of qualifying for the finals next June. It partially compensates for not qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar.

Giacomo Raspadori celebrates Italy's goal against England on 23 September 2022© Reuters

Like Hungary, visitors missed out on this winter’s global gathering in the Middle East, but they can get the right result at the Puskas Arena and at least qualify for the Nations League final.

victory is the only option Roberto ManciniThe Napoli striker continued the fight after beating England in a monotonous matchup in Milan on Friday night. Giacomo Raspadori A decisive goal in the middle of the second half.

As a result, the Azzurri gave Hungary their only Group 3 defeat, two points clear of opponents who won 2-1 in Cesena earlier this year.

While being an ordinary Italian coach, Marco Rossihas taken the Hungarian to new heights – after two wins against relegated England in Euro 2020 qualifiers and four points from Germany, his compatriot won the Euros just over a year ago. I have struggled ever since.

Not only did Italy suffer the disgrace of qualifying for the World Cup play-offs to North Macedonia, but it was also beaten by three goals in both the ‘finalisima’ against South American champions Argentina and their most recent away match at 5-. I was. 2 Crushed by the Germans.

Sure, they’ve recorded just five wins in their last 15 games, but out of nowhere, a slim chance of redemption appeared for the transitioning team before hitting the road to Euro 2024.

After finishing third in the last Nations League, La Nazionale can go even further and lift their second trophy in two years, but their hopes depend on scoring maximum points on Monday. increase.

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Hungary coach Marco Rossi on 23 September 2022© Reuters

Marco Rossi would be without a first-choice forward Roland SalaiMLS base, missed another Hungarian call-up due to recent eye injury Daniel Gazdag Substituted on Friday and was able to do so again against Italy.

Dominique Schoboslai He will also start in support of centre-forward and captain Adam Saray as he bids an emotional farewell to the home fans in his final game for the Magyars.

Loic Nego Likely to feature at right-back, along with teenagers Milos Kerkes Following his senior debut at Leipzig, he hopes to stay on the left flank.regular starter Zold Nagy I am injured.

Meanwhile, Italy are likely to retain similar talent with a 3-5-2 set-up after a makeshift team beat England at San Siro.

as a midfield trio Marco Verratti, Sandro Tonali When Lorenzo Pellegriniplus the Neapolitan winger Matteo Politanoall withdrew from the team due to injuries, David Fratesi When Manolo Gabbiadini They were called up to replace him, the latter ending about five years of international exile.

West Ham United striker Gianluca Scamakka He made his fourth start for the Azzurri, replacing last season’s Serie A top scorer. Ciro InmobileHaving missed AC Milan with a thigh problem, he could partner again with former Sassuolo teammate Giacomo Raspadori if Immobil fail to recover in time.

While Frattesi competes with Roma Brian Christante Visitor’s midfield, wing-back location Federico Dimarco When Giovanni di Lorenzo After both Cristante clubmates are set to stay in place due to lack of other candidates Leonardo Spinazzola and versatile Manuel Lazari Excluded from Roberto Mancini’s latest selection.

Hungarian starters:
Galachi; Lang, Orban, Att. Saray; Fiora, Schaefer, Gazdag, Kerkes. A. Nagy, Szoboszlai. advertisement.Sarai

Candidates for the Italian starting line-up:
Donnarumma; Troy, Bonucci, Bastoni. Di Lorenzo, Barella, Jorginho, Frattesi, Dimarco.immovable raspadori

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Hungary 1-1 Italy

Hungary have been on the rise since the 1954 World Cup with their victory over Germany and are not afraid of the national team after their recent achievements. Injury-stricken Italy remain a team in need of a post-European Championship reformation, falling short of the wins needed to reach the Nations League final.

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