Our team is challenged against Scotland tonight (from 8.45 pm). A win is a must for Alaba & Co after an embarrassing performance!
With a 2-5 loss in Haifa, our team’s focus is on again. And today is the compensation mission. David Alaba & Co., hitting the Scots at Happel Stadium, looks to take a big step toward second place with a win – which will secure a ticket to the World Cup play-offs in March. “Unfortunately Denmark is out of reach now. The goal is still to take second place and go to the World Cup,” said goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann.
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One thing is clear: to get three points in front of nearly 15,000 fans today, a significant increase in performance is necessary – both offensively and defensively. While several top chances against Israel were obscured, every shot hit a goal in the back. “We had a lot of scoring opportunities to take the lead. But we made a lot of mistakes and were countered, thus losing. The opponent was very skilled in front of the goal, we had a lot of chances,” Foda said of the second. Said after: 5.
With this starting line-up, a win against the Scots should be working:
Franco Foda makes FB-Elf in three positions. Christopher Trimmel joined the team instead of Philipp Mwene, Stefan Illsanker replaced Stefan Pausch and Alessandro Schöf returned to the team instead of Louis Schaub.
Bachmann – Ilsunker, Dragovi, Hinteregger – Trimmel, Laimer, Grylitsch, Alaba – Schaub, Baumgartner – Arnautovi
Gordon; Hendry, Hanley, Tierney; O’Donnell, Gilmour, McGregor, Robertson; McGinn; adams, dykes
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