Haladás record first away win, Fradi hit seven past Diósgyőr
Reigning champions Vidi were made to work hard for the points at home to Kisvárda whilst three players hit braces for league-leaders Ferencváros. Elsewhere, Újpest were held to a goalless draw by MTK, Debrecen and Honvéd suffered defeat at the hands of Puskás Akadémia and Haladás, and Mezőkövesd won against Paks.
Ferencváros took the initiative from the off against visitors Diósgyőr at the Groupama Aréna but had to wait until the 27th minute to open the scoring, Fernando Gorriarán firing home from twelve yards. Five minutes later it was two, Roland Varga scoring from the penalty spot after Dušan Brković had handled his goal-bound header. Mikalay Signevich then added an opportunist third as Fradi led 3-0 at half-time. Two further goal spurts in the second half compounded Diósgyőr’s misery, Varga heading his second on 56 minutes and Signevich getting his in the 58th, and then his substitute Davide Lanzafame scoring from the spot in the 84th and rolling home his second and Fradi’s 7th in the 87th minute.
Vidi almost found themselves a goal up in the first minute of their match against Kisvárda, defender Cornel Ene heading against his own bar, but it would be the visitors who took the lead against the run of play in the 32nd, Serbian striker Brana Ilić seizing upon a misplaced Anel Hadžić header and drilling the ball past Ádám Kovácsik. Georgi Milanov came close to equalising before the break, forcing Felipe into a fine save, but the home side had to wait until the 59th minute to draw level, István Kovács – scorer of the winner against Haladás last week – controlling a Szabolcs Huszti cross on the edge of the six-yard box before finding the corner of the net from a tight angle. The winner came 11 minutes later, substitute Armin Hodžić drilling the ball in off the post from 15 yards after Kisvárda had failed to clear. The result means that Vidi remain six points behind leaders Ferencváros.
The hunt for European places remains tight, third-place Újpest being held to a goalless draw at the Szusza Ferenc Stadion by MTK, now the 9th game in a row they have failed to record a victory against their Budapest rivals, but, despite this, they move two points clear ahead of fourth-place Honvéd. Attila Supka’s side lost 3-1 at home to Haladás – the visitors’ first away success of the season – Bálint Gaál giving Hali a first-half-lead against the run of play, and although Filip Holender equalised in the 54th minute and Honvéd continued to press, two late strikes from Oleh Hologyuk and Galin Ivanov gave the visitors all three points.
It remains tight at the bottom of the table, too. Haladás remain rooted to the bottom despite their win at Honvéd, albeit now lying eleven points from safety and not the fourteen it was before this weekend’s matches. Diósgyőr and Kisvárda are both on 24 points following their defeats against the top two, whilst Puskás Akadémia now sit on 27 thanks to a 2-0 victory against Debrecen courtesy of two second-half Josip Knežević strikes. Debrecen remain fifth on 34 points, two ahead of Mezőkövesd, who moved ahead of MTK into sixth after second-half goals from Márk Koszta and Gábor Molnár gave them the points at home to Paks.
Ferencváros 7-0 Diósgyőr (HT: 3-0)
Goalscorers: Gorriarán (27’), Varga R. (32’ pen, 56’), Signevich (43’, 58’), Lanzafame (84’ pen, 87’)
Ferencváros: Dibusz - Lovrencsics G., Blažić, Dvali, Heister (Botka, 75’) - Sigér, Haratin - Varga R., Gorriarán (Leandro, 75.), Petrjak - Signevich (Lanzafame, 62’) Diósgyőr: Bukrán - Polgár, Brkovic (Sesztakov, 46’), Karan, Tamás M. (Ndzoumou, 61’), Juhar - Tajti, Márkvárt (Mazalovic, 61’), Szabó B. - Mihajlovic, Prosser
Vidi 2-1 Kisvárda (0-1)
Goalscorers: VID: Kovács (59’), Hodžić (70’); KIS: Ilic (32’)
Vidi: Kovácsik - Nego, Juhász, Vinícius, Stopira - Huszti, Hadžić, Elek (Nikolov, 82’), Milanov (Hodžić, 61’) - Kovács, Šćepović (Pátkai, 88’) Kisvárda: Felipe - Lukyanchuk, Ene, Kravcsenko, Vári (Protic, 85’) - Karasyuk, Lucas - Cukalasz, Grozav, Hugo Seco (Sassá, 56’) - Ilic (Horváth Z., 80’)
Újpest 0-0 MTK
Újpest: Pajović, Bojović, Litauszki, Burekovic - Sanković (Beridze, 82’), Onovo - Nwobodo, Rácz (Solomon, 64’), Nagy D. (Zsótér, 64’) - Novothny
MTK: Kicsak - Katona, Balogh Bé., Szelin, Deutsch (Bidzilja, 26’) - Vass Á. - Gera, Vogyicska (Lencse, 82’), Bognár I., Vass P. (Mihajlovic, 88’) - Torghelle
Honvéd 1-3 Haladás (0-1)
Goalscorers: HON: Holender (54’); HAL: Gaál (39’), Hologyuk (78’), Ivanov (89’)
Honvéd: Gróf - Batik, Kamber, Kánoki-Kis (Tischler, 70’) - Mezghrani, Nagy, Kukoc - Gazdag, Ben-Hatira - N'Gog (Danilo, 46’), Holender Haladás: Király - Habovda, Saláta, Tamás, Németh Mi. - Golodjuk, Dausvili, Rui Pedro (Holdampf, 86’), Ofosu (Mészáros, 91’) - Ivanov, Gaál (Bamgboye, 66’)
Puskás Akadémia 2-0 Debrecen (0-0)
Goalscorer: Knežević (48’ pen, 82’)
Puskás Akadémia: Hegedűs - Heris, Poór, Hadzsijev, Nagy Zs. - Sós (Krizan, 90’), Mioc, Balogh B. (Szakály P., 63’), Kiss T. - Latifi (Radó, 73’), Knežević Debrecen: Nagy - Kusnyír, Szatmári, Pávkovics, Ferenczi - Damásdi, Tőzsér, Haris, Varga K. - Takács T., Avdijaj (Zsóri, 74’)
Mezőkövesd 2-0 Paks (0-0)
Goalscorers: Koszta (66’ pen, Molnár (91’)
Mezőkövesd: Szappanos - Pekár (Vajda, 46’), Pillár, Farkas, Silye (Szalai, 73’) - Bertus, Cseri (Szeles, 83’), Molnár, Meshi - Koszta, Katanec
Paks: Nagy G. - Fejes, Bobál, Lenzsér, Kulcsár - Zsidai (Remili, 70’), Windecker, Hahn (Könyves, 59’), Kecskés - Simon