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Social Distancing Rules Breached as Honved win 8th Hungarian Cup

Fans gather behind each goal to cheer on their teams.

Honved fans who gathered behind one of the goals at The Puskas Arena earlier tonight to cheer on their team in the 2020 Magyar Kupa Final.

Although most fans did obey social-distancing rules at Magyar Kupa Final (Hungarian Cup Final) played earlier this evening, others appeared to ignore guidelines, instead opting to gather behind each goal to provide vocal backing for their respective teams.

Only the lower tier of the 67,215-capacity Puskas Arena was open, with fans encouraged to sit apart as Budapest Honved took on Mezokovesd-Zsory.

Hungary became the first European country to allow fans to attend games since the Covid-19 pandemic on 31 May.

Mezokovesd’s Laszlo Pekar cancelled out Ivran Lovric’s opener for Honved, slight favourites despite a lower league position than their opponent, but Djordje Kamber scored the winner just before the hour to secure Honved’s eighth Hungarian Cup success.

It was Mezokovesd-Zsory’s (from a town (pop. 17,000) in the north-east of the country) first appearance in the final of the Magyar Kupa.

Honved now qualify for next season’s Europa League.

Fans of beaten finalists Mezokovesd-Zsory congregate behind the goal at the Puskas Arena despite coronavirus fears.