Ferencváros wins the Hungarian Cup Final

Zoltán Gera was named man of the match after his late header sealed victory for Ferencváros

Ferencváros has beaten arch-rivals Újpest to win the Hungarian Cup Final.

Hungarian international Zoltán Gera was named man of the match after his header late in the game sealed victory for Ferencváros and sunk an Újpest side which had found scoring opportunities hard to come by throughout.

According to commentary by Hungary Today, an open first half had seen chances come and go for both teams but made way for a tight second period in which only veteran Gera could make the vital difference, his header from a few metres out coming just as Ferencváros, who now complete a domestic league and cup double, were reasserting their dominance in the match.

Hungary’s two biggest clubs last met in their domestic Cup final way back in 1933, Ferencváros’ exceptional 11-1 victory denying Újpest a league and Cup double that year.

The former were seeking to retain the Hungarian Cup they won last season but were missing young revelation Ádám Nagy in midfield due to a knee injury, while Újpest, with a full squad at their disposal, were looking to regain a trophy they last held aloft in 2014.