Hungarian NBI Roundup – Week 4


Andre Alves celebrates his goal

After last weekend’s flurry of home wins it was to be the away sides that were to steal the headlines in week 4 after five of the eight sides who were victorious won away from home.

• The weekend started on Friday with pointless ZTE hosting Honvéd, and Zalaegerszeg were to remain pointless at the end of 90 minutes after goals from Delczeg, Danilo, Dieng and Hidi gave Honvéd an easy 4-0 win. Zalaegerszeg’s boss, János Csank, is obviously coming under a lot of pressure and if they slip to another defeat next weekend, that could spell the end of his reign.

• The Saturday kicked off with Vasas vs Haladás. Both sides were on zero points before the game and both sides could produce zero goals in their encounter. A game with very few chances ended 0-0 giving each side their first point of the campaign.

• After Siofok’s impressive 2-0 win over Újpest last weekend they were looking to build on that win over Gyor who had a 100% record in the league. But unfortunately for Siofok, Gyor’s 100% record was to stretch to four games after a narrow 1-0 win – Rati Aleksidze with the only goal of the game after 26 minutes.

• The first home win of the weekend came later the same day as Papa kept up their good form of 3 wins from 4 beating Kaposvár 1-0. Unfortunately for Goran Maric, this was the first game he was unable to score in all season.
• The final home win of the weekend came soon after, with Videoton comfortably overcoming DVTK 2-0 – last season’s top scorer Andre Alves netting his second goal of the season.

• The big shock of the weekend came in Budapest as Ferencváros went down 1-0 to newly promoted Pecs. After all the pressure being supplied by the home team, a superb bit of skill on the edge of the Fradi box by Oliver Nagy provided the sole goal for the away side who stretch their winning streak to four games. Fradi meanwhile are still winless after four games and Prukner has a lot of explaining to do.

• Újpest remain without a point after losing to two penalties from Paks. After having a penalty saved in the first half, silly errors in the Lilak’s defence cost them dear after two stupid fouls. Leo Beenhakker was in the crowd watching his new side play to heap even more pressure on Géza Mészöly’s job. Újpest need to start picking up points, fast.

• The final game of Week 4 between Kecskemet and Debrecen was a thriller, even if there was only the one goal to be scored. After dominating large periods of the game and having a man extra for a whole half, Kecskemet will be gutted to concede from a last minute free kick. Debrecen move to 12 points from 4 games, KTE sit on 6.

Results: Ferencvaros 0-1 Pecs, Kecskemet 0-1 Debrecen, Papa 1-0 Kaposvar, Siofok 0-1 Gyor Ujpest 0-2 Paks, Vasas 0-0 Haladas, Videoton 2-0 Diosgyor, Zalaegerszeg0 0-4 Honved

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