ANKARA

Turkey lost to Hungary 1-0 at home Thursday in a UEFA Nations League group match.

Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai broke the deadlock in the 80th minute with a vicious free-kick strike.

The ball hit the goalpost and went inside. Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir didn’t move.

The Hungarians won the match, which was held at Yeni 4 Eylul Stadium in Turkey’s central province of Sivas, as the 2020-21 Nations League got underway.

It took place behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In the other Group 3 match, Russia beat Serbia 3-1 in Moscow.

Russia are leading the group with 3 points.

Thursday’s victors Hungary are in second place with 3 points.

Serbia and Turkey have no points in the group.

In the next match, Turkey will visit Serbia on Sunday, Sept. 6.

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