European Championship Qualifying - 2nd Leg

Hungary 2-1 Norway (agg 3-1)

By Mike WhalleyBBC Sport
Tamas Priskin
Tamas Priskin played for six British clubs - Watford, Preston, Ipswich, QPR, Swansea and Derby

Hungary qualified for their first major tournament finals since 1986 as Tamas Priskin's brilliant goal helped secure a Euro 2016 play-off win over Norway.

The Slovan Bratislava striker, formerly of Watford and Ipswich, ran on to Tamas Kadar's long pass and cut inside before curling a shot into the far corner.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Hungary scored again as Markus Henriksen turned a corner into his own net.

Henriksen then struck at the right end for Norway, but it was too late.

Hungary's qualification - their first since the 1986 World Cup - came at the end of a turbulent campaign, during which they used three coaches as they finished third in Group F behind winners Northern Ireland.

After Attila Pinter was sacked last September, and his interim replacement Pal Dardai then stepped aside to focus full-time on his role as coach of Hertha Berlin, German Bernd Storck was appointed in July, and given the task of seeing the team through to the finals.

Euro 2016 play-offs - as they stand
Norway 0 Hungary 1; Hungary 2 Norway 1 (Hungary win 3-1 on aggregate)
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 Republic of Ireland 1; Second leg in Dublin (Mon 16 Nov 19:45 GMT)
Ukraine 2 Slovenia 0; Second leg in Maribor (Tue 17 Nov 19:45 GMT)
Sweden 2 Denmark 1; Second leg in Copenhagen (Tues 17 Nov 19:45 GMT)
Read a guide to all the play-off games here

Norway enjoyed plenty of possession in Budapest, as they had during Thursday's first leg defeat in Oslo, but were once again unable to make it count.

Hungary goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly made excellent blocks in each half to deny Haitam Aleesami and substitute Marcus Pedersen.

In between those two chances, defender Even Hovland hit the post from Martin Odegaard's corner just before half-time, with Balasz Dzsudzsak later hitting the bar at the other end.

The inclusion of Real Madrid's 16-year-old midfielder Odegaard, the youngest international in Norway's history, was one of three changes made by coach Per-Mathias Hogmo in an attempt to wipe out their deficit.

But the teenager was taken off at half-time, and his side's hopes disappeared as Henriksen deflected Dzsudzsak's corner into his own net with seven minutes left.

Henriksen then scored at the other end after Kiraly had beaten out Jo Inge Berget's shot, but despite a late flurry, Norway failed in their attempt to reach a first major finals since Euro 2000.

Norway goalkeeper Orjan Hyland is beaten
Norway goalkeeper Orjan Hyland was powerless to prevent Priskin's 17th goal for Hungary
Martin Odegaard and Adam Nagy
Norway's 16-year-old midfielder Martin Odegaard was substituted at half-time
Gabor Kiraly
Goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly made key saves from Haitam Aleesami and Marcus Pedersen to help Hungary win
Hungary fans
Hungary last qualified for the European Championship finals in 1972, and the World Cup in 1986



Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Kiraly
  • 5Fiola
  • 20Guzmics
  • 2Lang
  • 4Kadar
  • 8NagyBooked at 72mins
  • 7Dzsudzsák
  • 6ElekSubstituted forPintérat 45'minutes
  • 15KleinheislerSubstituted forNémethat 75'minutes
  • 14Lovrencsics
  • 19PriskinSubstituted forBödeat 62'minutesBooked at 81mins


  • 3Vanczak
  • 9Szalai
  • 10Bosnjak
  • 11Németh
  • 12Bogdan
  • 13Böde
  • 16Pintér
  • 17Nikolic
  • 18Stieber
  • 21de Almeida
  • 22Megyeri
  • 23Juhász


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Nyland
  • 14Elabdellaoui
  • 3Hovland
  • 21ForrenBooked at 65mins
  • 16Aleesami
  • 5Tettey
  • 8JohansenBooked at 11mins
  • 15SkjelbredSubstituted forBergetat 80'minutes
  • 11OdegaardSubstituted forHellandat 45'minutes
  • 13ElyounoussiSubstituted forPedersenat 45'minutes
  • 10Henriksen


  • 1Jarstein
  • 2Høgli
  • 4Strandberg
  • 6Nordtveit
  • 7Pedersen
  • 9Søderlund
  • 17Linnes
  • 18Berisha
  • 19Berget
  • 20Selnaes
  • 22Hansen
  • 23Helland
Carlos Velasco Carballo

Match Stats

Home TeamHungaryAway TeamNorway
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hungary 2, Norway 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hungary 2, Norway 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Hungary. Tamas Kadar tries a through ball, but Dániel Böde is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Pedersen (Norway).

  5. Post update

    Adám Lang (Hungary) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Pal Helland (Norway) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Pal Helland (Norway) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Omar Elabdellaoui.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Hungary 2, Norway 1. Markus Henriksen (Norway) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jo Inge Berget (Norway) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

  10. Post update

    Haitam Aleesami (Norway) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Krisztian Németh (Hungary).

  12. Goal!

    Own Goal by Örjan Nyland, Norway. Hungary 2, Norway 0.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Hungary. Conceded by Even Hovland.

  14. Booking

    Dániel Böde (Hungary) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Even Hovland (Norway) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dániel Böde (Hungary).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Norway. Jo Inge Berget replaces Per Skjelbred.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Markus Henriksen (Norway) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Pal Helland (Norway).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Per Skjelbred (Norway).