Germany vs Hungary preview: How to watch, kick off time, team news, predicted line ups and ones to watch 
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Germany welcomes Hungary to the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening in a crucial match to determine who goes through to the round of 16. Both teams can still qualify for the next round.

Germany knows that a win against Hungary regardless of the result from Portugal vs France will see them go through to the round of 16.

Hungary meanwhile will have to beat Germany and hope that France beat Portugal in order to qualify for the next round.

  • Team News

Germany has got several injury concerns going into the match on Wednesday. Lukas Klosterman is still out, with Mats Hummels, Thomas Muller, and Ilkay Gundogan also a doubt after missing several training sessions.

Hungary meanwhile will go into the match without any fresh injury concerns.

  • Predicted lineups

Germany: Neuer, Sule, Rudiger, Ginter, Gosens, Kimmich, Kroos, Goretzka, Havertz, Gnabry, Sane

Hungary: Gulácsi, Orban, Botka, Szalai, Nego, Fiola, Schäfer, Nagy, Kleinheisler, Sallai, Szalai

  • Ones to watch

  • Kai Havertz

Following Germany's disappointing world cup exit in 2018 the DFB asked Löw to reshape the national team to include many of the young talented footballers that were available. One of these was Kai Havertz who was included in the Germany squad to face France in the inaugural nations league. 

After having a quiet game against France in Germany's opening game against France, Kai Havertz bounced back playing a critical role in helping Germany beat Portugal by four goals to two. His runs from deep into the box caused the Portuguese defence all sorts of problems. His runs also put pressure on  Ruben Dias and Raphael Guerreiro which is partially why they both scored own goals on Saturday.

After scoring the winning goal in the champions league final Havertz finally opened his euro 2020 goal account scoring Germany's third after a brilliant cross from Robin Gosens

With Thomas Muller likely not be involved Havertz will have to be Germany's main threat and combine well with Leroy Sane and Serg Gnabry.

  • Adam Sallai

With the Absence from euro 2020 of Hungary's most talented player Dominik Soboszlai, many people were wondering who would step up and give Hungary attacking chances. The answer Adam Sallai.

Although he has not yet scored for Hungary in their opening two matches against Portugal and France, he was a constant thorn to both of the opposition's defenses. With Hungary playing very defensively it was vital they had an outlet to create attacking chances. 

Sallai provided this outlet receiving the ball and running at players to get his team up the pitch, but he also chased every ball and won his team tactical free kicks to give his defenders a break. 

Hungary will likely set up to sit deep which means that Sallai will have to provide an outball and will have to create chances if Hungary have any chance of beating Germany.

  • Last time out

Germany and Hungary last met in an international friendly in 2016. Germany won by two goals to nil thanks to an Ádam Lang own goal and a goal from  Muller.

Germany dominated the first half creating many attacking opportunities and finally in the 39th minute they got their reward. Jonas Hector put a deadly ball into the box from the left-hand side with Mario Gotze latching onto it and sending the ball towards goal however to the dismay of Hungary the ball richochet off Lang at the near post and into the goal.

Hungary had a few chances in the second half the best one falling to László Kleinheisler who saw his effort on goal blocked by Jerome Boateng.

Germany eventually got their second in the 63rd minute after a brilliant save by Gábor Király in the Hungary goal from a Mario Gomez header Muller tapped the ball home from close range to sink Hungarian hearts.

  • How to watch

Germany vs Hungary kicks off at 8 pm BST this Wednesday and can be watched live on BBC two.

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