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I am interested in the following question on products of finite groups. Let $\Gamma$ be a subgroup of $U_1\times U_2$ such that the compositions with the canonical projections $\Gamma \subset U_1\times U_2 \rightarrow U_1$ and $\Gamma \subset U_1\times U_2 \rightarrow U_2$ are both surjective.

Does it follows follow that there is a group $G$ such that $\Gamma$ is isomorphic to the fiber product $U_1 \times_G U_2$? This means that there are surjections $\pi_1:U_1\rightarrow G$ and $\pi_2:U_2\rightarrow G$ such that $\Gamma$ is the set of pairs $(u_1,u_2)$ with $\pi_1(u_1)=\pi_2(u_2)$.

Goursat's Lemma mentioned in this question proves the statement in the case $\Gamma$ is a normal subgroup of $U_1\times U_2$.

If the statement is not true without the normality assumption, then what would be a general characterization of these subgroups $\Gamma$?

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I am interested in the following question on products of finite groups. Let $\Gamma$ be a subgroup of $U_1\times U_2$ such that the compositions with the canonical projections $\Gamma \subset U_1\times U_2 \rightarrow U_1$ and $\Gamma \subset U_1\times U_2 \rightarrow U_2$ are both surjective.

Does it follows that there is a group $G$ such that $\Gamma$ is isomorphic to the fiber product $U_1 \times_G U_2$? This means that there are surjections $\pi_1:U_1\rightarrow G$ and $\pi_1:U_1\rightarrow \pi_2:U_2\rightarrow G$ such that $\Gamma$ is the set of pairs $(u_1,u_2)$ with $\pi_1(u_1)=\pi_2(u_2)$.

Goursat's Lemma mentioned in this question proves the statement in the case $\Gamma$ is a normal subgroup of $U_1\times U_2$.

If the statement is not true without the normality assumption, then what would be a general characterization of these subgroups $\Gamma$?

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Subroups of direct product of groups

I am interested in the following question on products of finite groups. Let $\Gamma$ be a subgroup of $U_1\times U_2$ such that the compositions with the canonical projections $\Gamma \subset U_1\times U_2 \rightarrow U_1$ and $\Gamma \subset U_1\times U_2 \rightarrow U_2$ are both surjective.

Does it follows that there is a group $G$ such that $\Gamma$ is isomorphic to the fiber product $U_1 \times_G U_2$? This means that there are surjections $\pi_1:U_1\rightarrow G$ and $\pi_1:U_1\rightarrow G$ such that $\Gamma$ is the set of pairs $(u_1,u_2)$ with $\pi_1(u_1)=\pi_2(u_2)$.

Goursat's Lemma mentioned in this question proves the statement in the case $\Gamma$ is a normal subgroup of $U_1\times U_2$.

If the statement is not true without the normality assumption, then what would be a general characterization of these subgroups $\Gamma$?