Top two both win while Újpest move up to third
League leaders Ferencváros hit four second-half goals at home against Puskás Akadémia, Vidi edged past Haladás and Újpest hit Diósgyőr for five in round 22 of the OTP Bank Liga. Elsewhere, Honvéd won against MTK, Paks came from behind to defeat Debrecen, whilst Mezőkövesd and Kisvárda shared four goals.
Despite being in the ascendancy throughout the first forty-five minutes, it took Ferencváros until the 47th minute to get off the mark at home to Puskás Akadémia, Ivan Petrjak being adjudged to have been fouled in the box and Fernando Gorriarán firing home the resultant penalty. The home side doubled their lead two minutes later, Gorriarán setting Petrjak free down the left, and his shot deflecting up over Lajos Hegedüs and into the corner of the net. The third came just before the hour mark, Gergő Lovrencsics playing in Tokmac Nguen for his first goal for the club. Mikalay Signevich bagged an injury-time fourth via a one-two with young substitute András Csonka as Fradi got back to winning ways following last weekend’s defeat at Debrecen.
Vidi were similarly on the front-foot at home to Haladás but struggled to create real scoring chances. The deadlock was finally broken by István Kovács in the 78th minute, the midfielder scoring from close-range following a cross from the left. His muted celebrations belied the importance of the goal for Vidi as they keep their title challenge alive, Kovács being an ex-Haladás playing a greater part, the goal seeing Haladás rooted to the table some fourteen points from safety.
Újpest moved up to third courtesy of a sparkling second-half performance against struggling Diósgyőr. Nigerian midfielder Vincent Onovo had put them on their way with a fine 6th minute volley. Nebojša Vignjević’s team dominated play but had to wait until just after the break to double their lead, Dániel Nagy scoring with a header. Dženan Burekovic made it three with his free-kick midway through the second half after Mátyás Tajti had struck the bar for the visitors, before late strikes from Soma Novothny and Donát Zsótér completed the scoring.
Honvéd sit fourth a point behind Újpest courtesy o a hard-fought 2-1 derby victory over MTK in Gyirmót. Filip Holender gave them a 44th minute lead from the penalty spot before Dávid Gróf saved István Bognár’s penalty in first-half injury time. MTK were awarded a second penalty not long after the break, and although Sándor Torghelle made no mistake with his spot-kick, Honvéd were soon ahead courtesy of an Änis Ben-Hatira volley just minutes later.
Having come from behind to win 2-1 last week, Debrecen found the tables turned this time round away to Paks, Kevin Varga’s goal being cancelled out by an own-goal from goalkeeper Sándor Nagy just after the hour-mark before János Hahn secured all three points for the home side with a penalty five minutes later. Elsewhere, Mezőkövesd came from two goals down at home to Kisvárda to salvage a point, the draw keeping them five points above the relegation placings and meaning that Kisvárda are level on points with Puskás Akadémia and Diósgyőr in the race to avoid the drop.
Ferencváros 4-0 Puskás Akadémia (0-0)
Goalscorers: Gorriarán (47’ penalty), Petrjak (49’), Nguen (58’), Signevich (92’)
Ferencváros: Dibusz - Lovrencsics G. (Botka, 69’), Blažić, Dvali, Heister - Sigér, Haratin - Petrjak, Gorriarán (Csonka, 80’), Nguen (Bőle, 60’) - Signevich
Puskás Akadémia: Hegedüs L. - Szolnoki, Hegedűs J. (Poór, 32’), Hadzsiev, Bokros - Varga J., Urblík - Tamás (Kiss T., 69’), Knežević (Szakály P., 63’), Nagy Zs. - Radó
Vidi 1-0 Haladás (0-0)
Goalscorer: Kovács I. (78’)
Vidi: Kovácsik - Nego, Juhász, Vinícius, Stopira - Kovács I., Pátkai (Futács, 72’), Elek (Hadzic, 62’), Milanov - M. Scepovic, Hodzic (Huszti, 62’)
Haladás: Király - Habovda, Saláta, Tamás L., Németh Mi. - Dausvili (Bamgboye, 83’) - Ivanov (Németh Má., 88’), Holodjuk, Rui Pedro, Ofosu - Rabusic (Gaál, 88’)
Újpest 5-0 Diósgyőr (1-0)
Goalscorers: Onovo (6’), Nagy D. (48’), Burekovic (69’), Novothny (86’), Zsótér (90’)
Újpest: Pajović - Pauljević, Litauszki, Ristevski (Bojovic, 37’), Bureković - Onovo, Sanković, Rácz B. (Zsótér, 83’), Nagy D. (Beridze, 71’), Nwobodo - Novothny
Diósgyőr: Bukrán - Karan, Brkovic, Tamás - Sesztakov (Orosz, 46’), Szabó B., Márkvárt, Hasani, Juhar (Tajti, 50’) - Vernes (Bacsa, 59’), Prosser
Honvéd 2-1 MTK (1-0)
Goalscorers: HON: Holender (44’, penalty), Ben-Hatira (58’); MTK: Torghelle (51’, penalty)
Honvéd: Gróf - Batik, Kamber, Kálnoki-Kis - Mezghrani, Gazdag, Heffler, Ben-Hatira (Nagy G., 69’), Kukoc - N'Gog (Tischler, 77’), Holender (Májer, 91’)
MTK: Kicsak - Katona, Gengeliczki, Balogh B., Deutsch (Diallo, 70’) - Vass Á., Vogyicska - Gera (Kulcsár T., 84’), Bognár I., Vass P. (Lencse, 76’) - Torghelle
Paks 2-1 Debrecen (0-0)
Goalscorers: PAK: Nagy S. (63’ own goal), Hahn (68’, penalty); DEB: Varga K. (54’)
Paks: Nagy G. - Kővári, Gévay, Fejes, Szabó J. (Lenzsér, 15’) - Windecker - Hahn, Zsidai (Egerszegi, 91.), Kecskés, Bartha (Könyves, 60’) - Simon
Debrecen: Nagy S. - Kusnyír, Kinyik, Szatmári, Ferenczi - Tőzsér (Zsóri, 77’), Haris - Varga K., Bódi (Damásdi, 45’), Szécsi - Avdijaj (Takács T., 73’)
Mezőkövesd 2-2 Kisvárda (1-2)
Goalscorers: MEZ: Cseri (23’, penalty), Cukalasz (64’ own goal); KIS: Cukalasz (9’), Kravcsenko (14’)
Mezőkövesd: Szappanos - Vadnai, Szalai A., Pillár, Silye - Pekár, Bertus - Cseri (Koszta, 87’), Molnár, Meshi - Drazic
Kisvárda: Felipe - Lukjancsuk, Kravcsenko, Ene, Vári - Lucas, Karaszjuk - Hugo Seco (Ilic, 64’), Cukalasz, Grozav (Beriosz, 90’) - Gosztonyi (Sassá, 69’).