Hungary Women ease to double over Malta
Henrietta Csiszár scored a brace and Zsanett Jakabfi set up two goals as the Hungarian women’s national team won 3-0 away to Malta 3-0 in the second of two international friendly matches on the Mediterranean island in the last week.
Having completed their World Cup qualification fixtures in late September, Edina Markó's women's Hungarian national team are now playing a series of friendlies before the next European Championship qualification round commences. The first of these saw the team travel to Malta last Thursday and a day later they defeated their hosts courtesy of a Zsanett Jakabfi goal. The two teams met again in Ta’ Qali on Monday, Hungary winning by a more comfortable margin this time round.
Hungary dictated play throughout, and took the lead in the 23rd minute, Jakabfi cutting in from the left to set up Henrietta Cziszár who fired home with her left foot. Markó’s side doubled their lead just before half-time, Fanni Vágo combining with Jakabfi, and the Wolfsburg player teeing up Haladás’ Zsófia Rácz for a simple finish. Cziszár scored her second of the match in the 58th minute after good work by Vágó to set the final score of 3-0.
Edina Markó, Hungary head coach: “It was a completely different kind of match to last week. On that occasion journey and late training session had an effect on the team, today we were better acclimatised. We were noticeably fresher today, as could be seen in our play. We were much better in attack, were full of ideas and scored some nice goals, so I’m happy about that. It was also pleasing to keep a clean sheet. The Maltese were well-organised and didn’t make it easy for us. It’s definitely a positive that we won with something to spare”.
Malta 0-3 Hungary (HT: 0-2)
Hungary: Barbara Bíró (Anna Samu 46’) - Evelin Mosdóczi (Dóra Papp 65’), Lilla Turányi (Boglárka Horti 46’), Szabina Tálosi, Viktória Szabó (Anita Pinczi 46’) - Evelin Fenyvesi, Henrietta Csiszár - Zsófia Rácz (Anna Csiki 61’), Zsanett Jakabfi (Loretta Németh 56’), Petra Kocsán - Fanni Vágó