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Nacional blow lightweight Austria away

Published: Wednesday 16 December 2009, 22.50CET
CD Nacional 5-1 FK Austria Wien
Persistently timid defending helped gift the Madeira outfit their biggest ever European victory as third crushed fourth in Group L.
Nacional blow lightweight Austria away
Mateus and Rúben Micael celebrate Nacional's equaliser in Funchal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NacionalAustria Wien

Goals scored5
 
1
Attempts on target12
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
2
Offsides1
 
4
Fouls committed21
 
18
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 16 December 2009, 22.50CET

Nacional blow lightweight Austria away

CD Nacional 5-1 FK Austria Wien
Persistently timid defending helped gift the Madeira outfit their biggest ever European victory as third crushed fourth in Group L.

CD Nacional bid farewell to the UEFA Europa League with their biggest ever European win, thrashing FK Austria Wien 5-1 in Funchal as slack defending consigned the visitors to bottom place in Group L.

From behind
With coach Manuel Machado still too ill to perform his duties, Predrag Jokanović captained Nacional's sinking ship, but soon had reason to regret stepping into the breach. Schumacher gave Austria the lead on 21 minutes but, from then on, it was all Nacional. Rúben Micael and Mateus gave them the lead by half-time, the former doubling their advantage after the break before Darko Tomašević and Felipe Lopes pumelled the visitors into submission.

Sloppy opening
Nacional started slowly, Leandro Salinas screwing a seemingly unmissable chance woefully wide before a ducking defender allowed Milenko Ačimovič's cross to come to Schumacher, whose first-time shot arrowed through Rafael Bracali's legs and in. Then the tide turned. The hosts levelled two minutes later, the unmarked Rúben Micael completing a languid one-two with Mateus by stroking home from inside the box. The latter saw the Austria defence part invitingly again on 33 minutes; his run from midfield met no challenge before he flicked deftly inside the undefended Robert Almer's right-hand post.

Classy saves
Having been afforded little chance to do so earlier, Almer showed his skills between the posts by pushing Nejc Pečnik's goalbound downward header on to the crossbar before the interval, and his opposite number proved no less agile as the second half kicked off, with Bracali brilliantly denying Schumacher a second.

Resistance crumbles
Austria then gave up the ghost. A swift break through midfield on 57 minutes saw Rúben Micael breeze through for Nacional's third, and it was 4-1 four minutes later, Tomašević rising unmarked to head in a sweeping Rúben Micael free-kick. Felipe Lopes made similarly light work of heading Nacional's fifth from Mateus' cross.

Last updated: 17/12/09 0.12CET

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Lineups

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Nacional

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Austria Wien

1
Rafael BracaliRafael Bracali (GK)
21
AlmerRobert Almer (GK)
2
Bruno PatacasBruno Patacas (C)
6
BąkJacek Bąk
Yellow Card77
3
Felipe LopesFelipe Lopes
Goal66
7
KleinFlorian Klein
4
HallicheRafik Halliche
9
DiabangMamadou Diabang
Substitution74
9
EdgarEdgar
Substitution69
10
SchumacherSchumacher
Goal21
Substitution68
10
PečnikNejc Pečnik
Substitution60
14
OrtlechnerManuel Ortlechner
14
Rúben MicaelRúben Micael
Goal23
Goal57
Substitution75
15
VoříšekPetr Voříšek
30
Leandro SalinoLeandro Salino
16
JunuzovicZlatko Junuzovic
Substitution81
31
MateusMateus
Goal32
26
BaumgartlingerJulian Baumgartlinger
Yellow Card65
33
TomaševićŽarko Tomašević
Goal61
29
SuttnerMarkus Suttner
55
Nuno PintoNuno Pinto
30
AčimovičMilenko Ačimovič (C)

Substitutes

12
DouglasDouglas (GK)
1
SáfárSzabolcs Sáfár (GK)
5
WellingtonWellington
4
DragovicAleksandar Dragovic
11
AmunekeOnyecachi Amuneke
Substitution69
5
WallnerManuel Wallner
17
Edgar CostaEdgar Costa
8
HattenbergerMatthias Hattenberger
Substitution68
18
AnselmoAnselmo
18
LiendlMichael Liendl
Substitution81
23
João AurélioJoão Aurélio
Substitution60
20
TopićEldar Topić
Substitution74
27
Pedro MeloPedro Melo
Substitution75
25
MadlMichael Madl

Coach

Predrag Jokanovic (SRB) Karl Daxbacher (AUT)

Referee

Costas Kapitanis (CYP)

Assistant referees

Andreas Xanthou (CYP), Michael Soteriou (CYP)

Fourth official

Marios Panayi (CYP)

Additional assistant referees

Leontios Trattou (CYP), Panayiotis Kailis (CYP)

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