Bitter, bitter! Two major goals were not enough for our team in Scotland to get an early win in a World Cup qualifier. In Glasgow it was 2–2, instead of the expected three points.
Bitter start to World Cup qualification for our team: Despite a double lead against Scotland, Austria did not get 2–2 and missed the three points they expected. Kalazdzic scored one goal for our team – but his first two goals of the team were not enough.
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Schlager starts in goal, Alaba as captain
In the first international match of the year, the team’s boss Foda surprised their line-up: Schlager was seeded over Bachmann, in attack our team started with Kalajczyk / Grubic, the injured Bomgartlinger captain’s armband to Bayern Legionnaire Alaba took possession. . Sick two Lazaro and Sabitzer were not in the team for a short time. Kara and Demir, the two rapid debutants, had only one place in the stand. On the other hand, the Scots started with four Premier League players, including superstars Robertson (Liverpool), McTominay (Manchester United) and Tierney (Arsenal).
Austrian major, but largely harmless
The red-white-red fire started like a brigade: Kalajdjic scored from 16 meters after just 62 seconds. Our team dominated the game. The Scots focused on the defensive, acting with expected British toughness. Great opportunities remained in short supply for Austria: Baumgartner (17th) and Alaba (25th) each tried from afar – very central. After about half an hour, the home side woke up and became increasingly aggressive. Southampton star Armstrong wrote twice (29th, 31st). In the 42nd minute, Austria was ruthlessly lucky: keeper Schlager made a mistake while playing, but then pitched his man against Christie in 1: 1, stopping with his leg. A few seconds before the break, the duel was again struck against Christie – again with a better end to the LASK keeper. With 0–0 it went into the cabins.
Kalazdczyk leads Austrians
The FB team came out of the cabin without any change. But again much faster – and with 1-0. With the Gryllites pulled away, Marshall bounces it forward, where Kalajdzic dusts off the Cool to Lead (55th). It was the first goal for Austria in the third game for the Stuttgart kicker (13 goals this season). And a goal that was the start of a hot phase: At first our team was lucky to have the referee’s whistle silenced after an apparent Ilsankar foul in the penalty area. Then Armstrong missed the bus (58th). On the other hand, Kalazdzic celebrated the alleged 2–0. But the Spanish referee decided to dishonor the 23-year-old.
Scots save 2: 2 to the finish, which is worth a look.
It was 1–0. But the leadership of the Austrians did not last long. Free kick O’Donnell, header from Central defender Henley – 1: 1 (71.). Keeper Schlager did not cut a good figure. And the answer from red-white-red? he came! Lanner Cross, Kalajczyk header – 2: 1 (80th). Decision? No! The bulkheads again hit the coolness back. How else! McGinn scored from an overhead kick to make it 2–2 (85th). The three points he expected, Austria left Glasgow with one point, and it would continue at home against the Faroe Islands on Sunday.
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