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Memories aplenty as Malmö welcome Austria

Published: Saturday 17 September 2011, 0.14CET
Malmö FF host FK Austria Wien with the two sides meeting for the first time since their 1978/79 European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-final in which the Swedish club came out on top.
Memories aplenty as Malmö welcome Austria
Malmö (pictured) beat Austria on their way to the 1979 European Champion Clubs' Cup final ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

MalmöAustria Wien

Goals scored4
 
10
Attempts on target29
 
38
Attempts off target31
 
35
Corners39
 
26
Offsides8
 
15
Fouls committed93
 
59
Yellow cards11
 
9
Red cards0
1

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Standings

Group G

PPts
1AZ Alkmaar AZ24
2FC Metalist Kharkiv Metalist24
3FK Austria Wien Austria Wien23
4Malmö FF Malmö20
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 17 September 2011, 0.14CET

Memories aplenty as Malmö welcome Austria

Malmö FF host FK Austria Wien with the two sides meeting for the first time since their 1978/79 European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-final in which the Swedish club came out on top.

Memories will come flooding back as Malmö FF take on FK Austria Wien in UEFA Europa League Group G, having beaten their visitors to reach the 1979 European Champion Clubs' Cup final.

Previous meetings
• Bob Houghton's Malmö famously denied Hermann Stessl's Austria a place in the 1978/79 European Champion Clubs' Cup final, beating them 1-0 over two legs in the semi-finals (Tommy Hansson heading the only goal of the tie in Sweden) before losing to Nottingham Forest FC by the same scoreline in the final.

• The teams for that meeting at the Malmö Stadion on 25 April 1979 were:
Malmö: Möller, Roland Andersson, Erlandsson, Roy Andersson, Magnus Andersson, Tapper, Ljungberg, Jönsson, Hansson, Cervin (Tommy Andersson 80), Kinnvall.
Austria: Baumgartner, Robert Sara, Obermayer, Pospischil, Baumeister, Josef Sara, Parits, Prohaska, Daxbacher (Zach 55), Gasselich, Schachner.

• Austria Wien's current boss Karl Daxbacher started both games, but was substituted before the end of each.

Match background
• That semi-final success was Malmö's only experience of Austrian opposition.

• Austria have played two further games against Swedish sides, losing both, to leave them with the record W0 D1 L3 against Swedish sides (W0 D0 L2 in Sweden).

• Malmö are unbeaten in three UEFA home games this season – two wins and a draw.

Austria have not won in 15 UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League group stage games (three draws and 12 defeats) since winning 2-1 at FC Utrecht in their final fixture of the 2004/05 group stage.

Team facts
• Austria's Alexander Grünwald committed more fouls than any other player on matchday one; six in total.

• Austria's Dutch attacker Nacer Barazite was the top scorer in UEFA Europa League qualifying this season, hitting eight goals in six appearances. The former Arsenal FC trainee joined Austria in January following loan spells with Derby County FC and Vitesse.

• Malmö boss Rikard Norling's midfield career was cut short by injury, but he made his name as a coach, taking charge of AIK Solna and Assyriska Föreningen before replacing FC København-bound Roland Nilsson at the helm of the Swedish champions.

• Six-times capped Austria midfielder Daxbacher racked up almost 400 league appearances as a player for Austria Wien, winning seven titles and four Austrian Cups, as well as playing in the 1978 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final, which his side lost 4-0 to RSC Anderlecht. He has coached his old club since 2008, winning the Austrian Cup in his first full season in charge.

Last updated: 22/09/11 17.53CET

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