World Cup qualification: Kalajadzik double for Austria – 2-2 in Scotland

World Cup qualification: Kalajadzik double for Austria - 2-2 in Scotland

After a thrilling second half, Scotland and Austria shared their performances in a 2–2 partnership at the start of World Cup qualification. In the OFB-Elf – as in the Bundesliga – Kalajadzik was in top form, but McGuin’s dream goal spoiled the Austrians with a tailor-made start in Group F.

Twice took the lead for Austria, but in the end it was 2-2: Sasa Kalajadzik from VfB Stuttgart (right).
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At Hampden Park in Glasgow, Austrian coach Franco Foda often leaned on Bundesliga players: only keeper Schlager (LASK) and Grubic (FC Lorient) were not employed at the German House of Lords that evening. OFB-Elf was led by Bayern player David Alaba.

But the Scots should not be underestimated on paper either: Robertson (Liverpool), McTominay (ManUnited) and Tierney (Arsenal) were probably the most famous players Steve Clarke relied on from the start.

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World Cup Qualification, Group F – Day 1

Less than two minutes were played, when Kalaczyk – Stuttgart’s man of the past few weeks (eight goals in the last eight Bundesliga games) – nearly scored again and scored his first international goal. But his shot missed.

Boring in half – Schlager brings himself to the need

In every subsequent minute of the game until the break, however, no mention should be made: the Austrians presented themselves as gullible, without chances and relatively indifferent and thus made Scotland more and more confident. The underdog nearly took the lead before going into the dressing room when goalkeeper Alexander Schlager smacked the ball into the foot of Scottish striker Dykes. But the goalkeeper made up for his mistake with a great foot reflex (42.).

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Kalajadzik scored the first goal – Ilsankar inattentive

The half-tired kick was quickly forgotten. Notably, in the latest when 23-year-old Kalaczyk used a long-range shot by Gryllitz, which Marshall only allowed Ricochet to advance for his first goal in the national team jersey (55th).

The game was really picking up pace now – and FB-Elf was lucky twice when there were no penalties for Ilsunker’s hold in the penalty area and a short time later Armstrong aimed wide of the box (57th).

Scotland now had to come – and the Scots delivered, but the Austrian also benefited from deep sleep: Ilsenker lost sight of Henley with a high cross from half-field, who was then able to enter with ease (71) Was.

Again Scotland finds the answer to Kalazzic

The second half fully compensated for the first 45 minutes, which was once again due to Stuttgart’s Kalajadzik: the distinctive attacker led a cross from Lenner and brought OFB-Elf back to the front (80th).

But the response from the Scots was noteworthy, with McGuin using an overhead kick to the far corner to achieve a 2-2 final score, which was ultimately performance-based.

goals and cards

0:1kaladzik (55′, right footed shot)

1:1henley (71′, header)

1:2kaladzik (80′, header)

2:2McGuino (85′, left footed shot)





referee team

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The Scots are to travel to Israel next in World Cup qualifying, where they will be challenged next Sunday (8.45 pm). Austria would then receive teams from the Faroe Islands at the same time.


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