Soccer....and at Landersheim near Strasbourg in France, hungary and Tunisia drew two-all in a friendly?
Soccer....and at Landersheim near Strasbourg in France, hungary and Tunisia drew two-all in a friendly match on Tuesday night (16 May).
SYNOPSIS: Hungary, in the red shirts, kicked off and launched the attack, but Tunisia soon recovered and made an early effort. The match brought together two World Cup sides, who will be going to Argentina later this month. Neither are among World Cup favourites.
Hungary had an early chance when Sandor Zambori gave the ball to Bela Varadi. He passed to Sandor Pinter, but goalkeeper Mokhter Naili was there in time.
Then it was Tunisia's turn. Winger Lahzomi Temime seized his opportunity to put the North Africans into the lead, adding fresh weight to claims he will be one of Tunisia's assets in Argentina.
As the second half began, things looked gloomy for Hungary who were one down. But they're considered the dark horses in the World Cup stakes and Tunisia tasted some of their quality of surprise within minutes of the second half kick off. Hungary, still smarting from Temime's goal, launched a piercing attack and Andras Torocsik set up the goal for Bela Varadi to hammer in past goalkeeper Naili. It brought the team level.
Minutes later there was a near carbon copy goal to push Hungary into a leading position. Torocsik again set up the goal for Varadi to give a second fine goal. The score -- two-one to Hungary.
Pluck Tunisia soon struck back with Temime again showing his mettle with a second goal past 'keeper Sandor Gujdar to equalise the score again.
For Tunisia, often written off as no-hopers in the World Cup, the draw must have been a satisfactory result. For Hungary, it did little to dispel the view that they will have a tough struggle in their group one matches with France, Italy and Argentina.