Having already secured Euro 2024 qualification, Dominik Szoboszlai was on track twice as he led Hungary to a 3-1 victory at residence to Montenegro.
Szoboszlai wrapped up a spot at subsequent summer season’s event with two assists in opposition to Bulgaria earlier within the week, however he turned from supplier to scorer within the ultimate match of Group G.
His aspect surprisingly fell behind within the first half as Slobodan Rubezic opened the scoring for the guests shortly earlier than the break.
Liverpool’s £60 million summer season signing then took it upon himself to single-handedly flip the sport on its head with two targets in nearly as many minutes halfway via the second interval.
His equaliser was an beautiful solo effort as he beat a number of Montenegro defenders earlier than firing the ball into the far nook to stage the scoring within the 66th minute.
Hungary’s captain didn’t have to attend lengthy to place his aspect in entrance, both, as Szoboszlai scored an equally well-worked aim following a one-two with ahead Martin Adam.
The win was capped by a late rebound from Adam Nagy, after Liverpool’s No. 8 was denied a hat-trick by goalkeeper Predrag Mijatovic from a free-kick in harm time.
It mathematically ensured Montenegro couldn’t qualify for Euro 2024 and noticed Hungary finish their qualifying marketing campaign unbeaten with 5 wins and three attracts.
?? Dominik Szoboszlai taking a shot of pálinka and celebrating with Hungarian followers within the stands after qualifying for Euro 2024.
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There have been comprehensible celebrations within the stadium, with skipper Szoboszlai celebrating his nation reaching their third consecutive European Championship with a conventional Hungarian shot of Palinka!
He’ll return to Anfield subsequent week to organize for an enormous top-of-the-table conflict at Man Metropolis on Saturday lunchtime, so hopefully he didn’t take pleasure in too many extra of these photographs after the competition!
His distinctive particular person brace sees his spectacular 2023/24 kind proceed, with the 23-year-old already having made a quick begin to life on Merseyside.
Liverpool have additionally made a tidy begin to the present marketing campaign, and shall be seeking to hold the momentum when Szoboszlai and his fellow internationals return to Kirkby subsequent week.