Hungary snatches 1-0 win over Scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at Euro 2024

hungary snatches 1-0 win over scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at euro 2024

Hungary's coach Marco Rossi celebrates with players at the end of a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — A dramatic stoppage-time goal saw Hungary beat Scotland 1-0 at the European Championship on Sunday to wreck its opponent’s hopes of reaching the knockout stage of a major tournament for the first time in its history.

hungary snatches 1-0 win over scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at euro 2024

Hungary's Kevin Csoboth (23) celebrates his goal with Dominik Szoboszlai (10) and Roland Sallai (20) during a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Late substitute Kevin Csoboth scored his first international goal in the 10th minute of stoppage time as Hungary secured third spot in Group A, behind first-place Germany and Switzerland.

The match was overshadowed by a serious-looking injury to Barnabás Varga midway through the second half. The Hungary forward was taken to hospital and will likely need an operation after fracturing several bones in his face.

Varga will take no part in the rest of the tournament should Hungary's three points be enough to reach the round of 16 at Euro 2024 as one of the four best third-place teams — which it might not know until Wednesday when the final round of group games finishes.

“It was terrible. Was a terrible moment to see Barnabás like that,” Hungary midfielder Roland Sallai said. "Fortunately, he's in a much better condition ... We cross our fingers for him, that he can return quickly.

"Naturally, it was a terrible incident. Of course, we were fighting for him in the remaining 15-20 minutes, and we would have liked to win for him and we were very happy we could achieve that. And yes, this we dedicate to him."

The whole stadium looked on in concern after Varga collided with Scotland goalkeeper Angus Gunn. His teammates held up blankets to shield the player as he was tended to by medical staff and both sets of fans applauded when Varga was stretchered off after a delay of around 10 minutes.

hungary snatches 1-0 win over scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at euro 2024

Scotland's Lewis Morgan walks on the pitch at the end of a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Germany topped the group after a late goal saw it rescue a 1-1 draw against Switzerland.

Scotland was eliminated after finishing last in the group, with just one point from a draw against Switzerland. It was humiliated 5-1 by Germany in the Euro 2024 opener.

The Scottish players were furious as they had penalty appeals waved away late on when Stuart Armstrong was sent crashing to the ground by Willi Orbán but Argentinian referee Facundo Tello played on.

hungary snatches 1-0 win over scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at euro 2024

Scotland's Ryan Christie, right, covers his face at the end of a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

“100% penalty. Somebody somewhere has to explain to me why that’s not a penalty,” Scotland coach Steve Clarke said. “It’s 100%. And like I say, it’s a one-goal game, we get a penalty, can be a different night. I’ve got other words, but I’m not going to use them.

hungary snatches 1-0 win over scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at euro 2024

Scotland players looks down on the pitch after a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

“European competition might have been better to have a European referee, but we had European VAR. And maybe the referee didn’t see the challenge clearly on the pitch so what’s the purpose of the VAR if they’re not going to come in on something like that. It was a penalty.”

Despite both teams needing the win in Stuttgart, chances were few and far between.

Scotland was dominating possession but not doing much with it and struggling to break Hungary down.

But Hungary started to get a foothold in the match and almost took the lead four minutes from the break, although the flag might have gone up for offside had Orbán’s header — from a clever Dominik Szoboszlai free kick — not hit the crossbar and gone out for a goal kick.

hungary snatches 1-0 win over scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at euro 2024

Scotland's goalkeeper Angus Gunn, up, collides with Hungary's Barnabas Varga, right, during a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Scotland ended the half with 64% possession but no attempts on goal whatsoever. Hungary had five.

hungary snatches 1-0 win over scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at euro 2024

Hungary's Barnabas Varga (19) is attended after an injury during a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Clarke’s side finally had a shot in the 53rd but Ché Adams curled his effort way over the bar.

Csoboth was brought on in the 86th minute and he almost had an immediate impact as he hit the far post from a tight angle.

Both goalkeepers had to make saves in a chaotic 10 minutes of stoppage time before Csoboth snatched the win.

hungary snatches 1-0 win over scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at euro 2024

Hungary's Barnabas Varga, lies on the pitch after a collision during a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Csoboth started the counterattack and, with Scotland outnumbered, picked out an unmarked Roland Sallai before sprinting into the area to receive the return pass and slot into the near corner, sparking wild celebrations among the Hungary players and fans.

The Scotland players fell to the ground in disappointment.

“Tonight and for a long time we have to get over this," Scotland captain Andy Robertson told the BBC. "It’s a tough one. It’s devastating. All the lads are absolutely gutted. I will say thank you to all the supporters; sorry for letting you all down.”

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hungary snatches 1-0 win over scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at euro 2024

Scotland's manager Steve Clarke gestures during a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

hungary snatches 1-0 win over scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at euro 2024

Hungary's Marton Dardai controls the ball during a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

hungary snatches 1-0 win over scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at euro 2024

Scotland's Stuart Armstrong, left, and Hungary's Willi Orban, right, challenge for the ball during a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

hungary snatches 1-0 win over scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at euro 2024

Hungary's Barnabas Varga is strechered out after being injured during a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

hungary snatches 1-0 win over scotland to leave it with chance of making last 16 at euro 2024

Stewards hold a blanket to protect the privacy of Hungary's Barnabas Varga as he gets medical treatment after a collision during a Group A match between Scotland and Hungary at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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