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Hungary 1-3 Switzerland: Post-match Player Ratings

Hungary 1-3 Switzerland: Post-match Player Ratings

Switzerland beat Hungary after surviving a late scare, to get off to winning ways in Group A at Euro 2024.

A dominant first-half showing saw them lead at the break thanks to goals from Kwadwo Duah and Michel Aebischer.

The second half offered a very different game, however, as Hungary began to control proceedings.

Marco Rossi’s side pulled one back thanks to a headed effort from Barnabás Varga, and they continued to dominate from here.

But, late in the game, their hopes of a comeback were dealt a fatal blow as Breel Embolo added a third for Switzerland’s score.

The game finished 3-1, but how did the players get on individually?

Péter Gulásci – 7/10

Despite conceding three, there was little he could do for the goals, and made important saves to keep Hungary in the game.

Ádám Lang – 5/10

Had a poor first half, before being taken off at halftime as part of a tactical switch.

Willi Orban – 6/10

(Photo by Marco Steinbrenner/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
(Photo by Marco Steinbrenner/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Played a largely muted role in the game, but did not do too much wrong on an individual level.

Attila Szalai – 6/10

Also did not do much wrong individually, despite the overall poor performance.

Attila Fiola – 6/10

Was sloppy in possession on several occasions, but ultimately was not overly at fault for the result.

Ádám Nagy – 6/10

Offered promising glimpses at times on the ball but ultimately had little impact on the game.

András Schäfer – 7/10

Exceptional on the ball and boasted a 96 per cent pass completion rate.

Miloš Kerkez – 5/10

Despite offering glimpses of promise offensively, he almost gifted a goal to Switzerland with a major defensive error.

Rolland Sallai – 7/10

Was a bright spark throughout the game in a Hungary team that looked otherwise devoid of creativity.

Dominik Szoboszlai – 7/10

The Liverpool man was not at his usual level and, despite an excellent assist for Hungary’s goal.

Barnabás Varga – 7/10

Took his goal well despite previously missing several notable chances.

Substitutes

Bendegúz Bolla – 5/10

Had little impact after coming on at halftime, but was booked.

László Kleinheisler – 6/10

Minimal impact after coming on late in the game.

Martin Ádám – 6/10

Came on too late to leave any real impact on the game.

Márton Dárdai – 6/10

Failed to change the game after coming on as a late substitute.

Yann Sommer – 6/10

A mostly quiet game for Inter Milan’s goalkeeper. Made one save and had no hope for the Hungary goal.

Fabian Schär – 6/10

Again, an unremarkable performance by the Newcastle man, didn’t do anything wrong, but equally didn’t do much of note.

Manuel Akanji – 7/10

The heart of the Swiss defence is in safe hands with Akanji, kept Hungary’s attack quiet and was good when progressing the ball.

Ricardo Rodriguez – 7/10

Much like Akanji, did very well to keep Szoboszlai and co. quiet, put in some dangerous set pieces, an overall solid performance.

Silvan Widmer – 5/10

Some rash challenges and an early yellow card led to Widmer being replaced just after the hour mark, not his best game.

Remo Freuler – 7/10

A very strong game in the middle of the park for Freuler, registering an assist for the second Swiss goal.

Granit Xhaka – 8/10

Dictated the tempo of the game from start to finish, not putting a foot wrong as he led his Swiss Nati team to an opening game win.

Michel Aebischer – 8/10

A Player of the Match performance from Aebischer, setting up the opener with a beautiful assist before grabbing a goal of his own to secure the win for Murat Yakin’s side.

Dan Ndoye – 7/10

A solid performance from the Bologna man, providing energy in the Swiss attack and ensuring the Hungary back three had a difficult job on their hands.

Ruben Vargas – 7/10

Much like Ndoye, did his part in pressuring the Hungarian backline and ensuring he and his teammates enjoyed a comfortable win.

Kwadwo Duah – 7/10

A very good performance from a man making his major tournament debut, Duah made Switzerland’s early dominance count as he scored the opening goal. His size and physicality frequently caused issues for the Hungarian defence.

Substitutes

Leonidas Stergiou – 6/10

A quiet performance following his introduction on the hour mark.

Zeki Amdouni – 6/10

Had little involvement after coming off the bench.

Breel Embolo – 7/10

Only played a short while, but scored Switzerland’s final goal to put the result beyond doubt.

Vincent Sierro – 6/10

Did not have enough time to impact the game.

Fabian Rieder – 6/10

Played a nominal role after coming on late in the game.