Hungary goes to semi-finals after thumping win against Serbia
Euro Beach Soccer Cup Belgrade 2016 Photo credit: beachsoccer.com/Manuel Queimadelos
The hosts Serbia had a big mauling by Hungary as the Hungarian team won 6-0 against the host today. suffered a difficult first outing in the beach soccer world as the Euro Beach Soccer Cup hosts fell to a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Hungary in Belgrade.
The hosts were behind after a minute to Simonyi’s set-piece but held firm for the remainder of the period before collapsing to concede five in a second period where they were barely given a sniff.
However, Serbia – who struggled to make the most of their chances throughout a promising display – held firm in the final 12 minutes and will take positives from their debut despite falling to defeat.
In front of a vociferous home crowd, Serbia fell behind early as Simonyi rattled in a free-kick while Milivojevic was required to make three good stops.
Vucicevic struck the woodwork at the other end in an open start that saw Serbia go on to enjoy the better of the first 12 minutes, striking the post again and seeing penalty shouts turned down for a perceived handball.
Milivojevic denied Simonyi a second with a fine fingertip stop on the restart but Berkes produced a moment of magic to lob the Serbian goalkeeper and double the advantage somewhat against the run of play.
A slick move from Hungary saw Berkes extend the lead as the visitors grew into the game and showed their greater experience in the second period.
Turos made it 4-0 from distance and, after Vucicevic spurned a one-on-one opportunity, Szentes-Biro hammered in a fifth from the spot to put Hungary in cruise control.
A stunning second from Turos maintained momentum before a final period that saw Serbia dig in as Antic sent a free-kick high and wide.
Goals: 0-1: Simonyi, min. 11 (1); 0-2: Berkes, min. 8 (2); 0-3: Berkes, min. 5 (2); 0-4: Turos, min. 3 (2); 0-5: Szentes-Biro, min. 2 (2); 0-6: Turos, min. 1 (2);