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Janko strike gives Austria the points in Russia

Published: Sunday 14 June 2015, 20.16CET
Russia 0-1 Austria
Marc Janko's 20th international goal secured a Group G win for Austria that takes the visitors a step closer to a first direct EURO qualification.
by Richard van Poortvliet
from Otkrytie Arena

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Match statistics

RussiaAustria

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)56
 
44
Total attempts14
 
14
on target6
 
5
off target6
 
6
blocked2
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
5
Offsides2
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
20
Fouls suffered20
 
11

Standings

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Published: Sunday 14 June 2015, 20.16CET

Janko strike gives Austria the points in Russia

Russia 0-1 Austria
Marc Janko's 20th international goal secured a Group G win for Austria that takes the visitors a step closer to a first direct EURO qualification.

Marc Janko's 33rd-minute goal settles the Group G contest
Section leaders Austria have 16 points from six matches
Russia are eight points adrift of top spot in third place
Defender Nikita Chernov, 19, makes his competitive Russia debut
Next qualifiers: Russia v Sweden, Austria v Moldova (5 September)

Marc Janko's acrobatic strike earned Austria a 1-0 win against Russia that strengthens their position atop UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group G.

Russia started nervously and their cause was not helped when they lost Vasili Berezutski to an apparent shoulder injury. He was replaced by his PFC CSKA Moskva team-mate, 19-year-old Nikita Chernov, who has yet to make a Russian Premier League appearance.

Austria took the lead on 33 minutes after Russia were guilty of failing to clear the danger from their penalty area. The ball dropped to Sydney FC forward Janko, who found the net with a spectacular, left-footed overhead kick.

Russia were in disarray and Austria should have doubled their lead a minute later. A fine, slide-rule pass from Zlatko Junuzovic put Julian Baumgartlinger clean through on goal, but the midfielder went for precision instead of power and dragged his shot narrowly wide.

Substitute Alexei Miranchuk went close for Russia ten minutes into the second half with a header, before a stinging drive from Yuri Zhirkov tested the reflexes of Robert Almer.

Marcel Sabitzer brought a smart save out of Igor Akinfeev as the visitors sought a second goal to kill the game off. It did not arrive, but the 2008 co-hosts held firm to move on to 16 points from six games, and one step closer to qualifying directly for their first UEFA European Championship. 

Last updated: 14/07/15 15.39CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013968/postmatch/report/index.html#austria+russia

Lineups

Russia

Russia

Austria

Austria

1
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK)
1
AlmerRobert Almer (GK)
4
NovoseltsevIvan Novoseltsev
3
DragovićAleksandar Dragović
6
SmolnikovIgor Smolnikov
4
HintereggerMartin Hinteregger
8
GlushakovDenis Glushakov
5
FuchsChristian Fuchs (C)
9
KokorinAleksandr Kokorin
Yellow Card80
6
IlsankerStefan Ilsanker
14
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
Substitution12
7
ArnautovićMarko Arnautović
15
ShirokovRoman Shirokov (C)
10
JunuzovićZlatko Junuzović
Substitution86
17
ShatovOleg Shatov
11
HarnikMartin Harnik
Substitution65
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
14
BaumgartlingerJulian Baumgartlinger
20
IvanovOleg Ivanov
Substitution46
17
KleinFlorian Klein
Yellow Card87
23
D. KombarovDmitri Kombarov
Substitution71
21
JankoMarc Janko
Goal33
Substitution75

Substitutes

12
RebrovArtem Rebrov (GK)
23
ÖzcanRamazan Özcan (GK)
16
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
12
LindnerHeinz Lindner (GK)
2
NabiullinElmir Nabiullin
2
GaricsGyörgy Garics
3
ParshivlyukSergei Parshivlyuk
8
Yasin PehlivanYasin Pehlivan
5
MakeevEvgeni Makeev
9
OkotieRubin Okotie
Substitution75
7
OzdoevMagomed Ozdoev
13
SuttnerMarkus Suttner
10
DzagoevAlan Dzagoev
15
PrödlSebastian Prödl
Substitution86
11
A. KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
Substitution71
16
WimmerKevin Wimmer
13
Al. MiranchukAleksei Miranchuk
Substitution46
18
HinterseerLukas Hinterseer
19
SamedovAleksandr Samedov
19
JantscherJakob Jantscher
21
ChernovNikita Chernov
Substitution12
20
SabitzerMarcel Sabitzer
Substitution65
22
DzyubaArtem Dzyuba
22
SchobesbergerPhilipp Schobesberger

Coach

Fabio Capello (ITA) Marcel Koller (SUI)

Referee

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Milovan Ristić (SRB), Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)

Fourth official

Dejan Petrović (SRB)

Additional assistant referees

Danilo Grujić (SRB), Dejan Filipovic (SRB)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution