Hansi Flick suffers his first-ever defeat as Germany coach after a 1-0 loss to Hungary in the UEFA Nations League at Red Bull Arena on Friday night.

The away side who failed to qualify for this winter’s World Cup in Qatar took the lead through Adam Szalai as he met a corner with a spectacular backheeled flick that looped into the far corner.

It took Germany until the 39th minute to register a shot on target as Thomas Muller’s back-post header was comfortably saved by Peter Gulacsi.

Former Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick made a tactical change at half-time, with West Ham’s Thilo Kehrer replacing Serge Gnabry and it allowed the hosts to dominate, having 80% possession in the opening 15 minutes of the second period.

It also brought about chances as Leroy Sane saw an effort saved at the near post before Muller saw a 20-yard volley disallowed for offside.

However, changes by both sides broke their rhythm and it was Hungary who came closest to extending their lead with Martin Adam and Laszlo Kleinheisler having goalbound strikes saved.

The defeat means that Germany are unable to qualify for the finals, but they will also remain in League A after England’s loss in Italy saw them relegated.


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