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HUN Vs SUI, UEFA Euro 2024: Switzerland Hold Off Hungarian Fightback To Win 3-1 - In Pics

Switzerland held off a Hungarian fightback to win its European Championship opening game 3-1 on Saturday. Goals from Kwadwo Duah and Michel Aebischer — both surprise picks in the starting lineup — left Switzerland in control at halftime but Barnabas Varga's header put Hungary back in contention. Breel Embolo made sure of the win when he scored on the counterattack in stoppage time with a lob over the goalkeeper. Switzerland is second in Group A after host nation Germany beat Scotland 5-1 on Friday in the tournament opener. Hungary had its first loss in a competitive game since September 2022.

UEFA Euro 2024: Hungary vs Switzerland | Photo: AP/Darko Vojinovic

Swiss team members celebrate after a Group A match between Hungary and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany.

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Hungarys Dominik Szoboszlai
Hungary's Dominik Szoboszlai | Photo: AP/Themba Hadebe

Hungary's Dominik Szoboszlai reacts at the end of a Group A match between Hungary and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany. Switzerland won 3-1.

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Breel Embolo celebrates after scoring teams third goal
Breel Embolo celebrates after scoring team's third goal | Photo: AP/Darko Vojinovic

Switzerland's Breel Embolo celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during a Group A match between Hungary and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany.

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Breel Embolo scores a goal against Hungary
Breel Embolo scores a goal against Hungary | Photo: AP/Michael Probst

Switzerland's Breel Embolo scores his side's third goal during a Group A match between Hungary and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany.

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Granit Xhaka and Dominik Szoboszlai challenge for the ball
Granit Xhaka and Dominik Szoboszlai challenge for the ball | Photo: AP/Darko Vojinovic

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka, left, and Hungary's Dominik Szoboszlai challenge for the ball during a Group A match between Hungary and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany.

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Attila Fiola and Ruben Vargas challenge for the ball
Attila Fiola and Ruben Vargas challenge for the ball | Photo: Marius Becker/dpa via AP

Hungary's Attila Fiola, left, and Switzerlands Ruben Vargas, right, challenge for the ball during a Group A match between Hungary and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany.

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Granit Xhaka challenges for the ball with Roland Sallai
Granit Xhaka challenges for the ball with Roland Sallai | Photo: AP/Themba Hadebe

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka, left, challenges for the ball with Hungary's Roland Sallai during a Group A match between Hungary and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany.

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Michel Aebischer celebrates after scoring a goal
Michel Aebischer celebrates after scoring a goal | Photo: AP/Darko Vojinovic

Switzerland's Michel Aebischer celebrates besides team mate Ricardo Rodriguez after scoring his side's second goal during a Group A match between Hungary and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany.

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Switzerlands players celebrate scoring their sides second goal
Switzerland's players celebrate scoring their side's second goal | Photo: AP/Darko Vojinovic

Switzerland's Michel Aebischer celebrates with team mates after scoring his side's second goal during a Group A match between Hungary and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany.

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Kwadwo Duah celebrates after scoring opening goal against Hungary
Kwadwo Duah celebrates after scoring opening goal against Hungary | Photo: AP/Darko Vojinovic

Switzerland's Kwadwo Duah, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal besides team mates Ruben Vargas, center, and Granit Xhaka during a Group A match between Hungary and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany.

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Switzerlands Kwadwo Duah
Switzerland's Kwadwo Duah | Photo: AP/Darko Vojinovic

Switzerland's Kwadwo Duah celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a Group A match between Hungary and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany.

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