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Austria denied by rugged Azeris

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2005, 21.00CET
Azerbaijan 0-0 Austria A solid defensive performance earned ten-man Azerbaijan a valuable point at home against Austria.
by Erkin Ibragimov
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2005, 21.00CET

Austria denied by rugged Azeris

Azerbaijan 0-0 Austria A solid defensive performance earned ten-man Azerbaijan a valuable point at home against Austria.

A solid defensive display earned ten-man Azerbaijan a point in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 6 game against Austria.

Near miss
The home side were underdogs from the kick-off but managed to create two chances in the first half. Ramazan Abbasov's shot flew just wide after 17 minutes, while shortly before the break Daniel Akhtyamov came within centimetres of connecting with a low cross which could easily have gone in.

Nadyrov dismissed
Austria, however, were the dominant team and had a number of chances to open the scoring, being repeatedly denied by Azerbaijan goalkeeper Ruslan Majidov. But when striker Vugar Nadyrov was dismissed in the 58th minute for a reckless challenge, an away win seemed the inevitable conclusion.

Junuzovic chances
Nevertheless, despite constant pressure in the closing stages, the Azeri defence held firm. The visitors' Zlatko Junuzovic was a persistent threat, and having seen Majidov parry his first-half header, the Austria striker was left cursing his luck as his close-range effort in the second half skimmed the post.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.05CET

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Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Austria

Austria

1
MajidovRuslan Majidov (GK)
1
ÖzcanRamazan Özcan (GK)
2
AllahverdiyevElnur Allahverdiyev
2
FuchsChristian Fuchs
Yellow Card73
3
NamazovMikayil Namazov (C)
3
DoberAndreas Dober
5
LevinVladimir Levin
4
M. BergerMarkus Berger
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov
5
SonnleitnerMario Sonnleitner
9
AghakishiyevMurad Aghakishiyev
6
PragerThomas Prager
10
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
Red Card50
7
KleinFlorian Klein
Substitution46
11
R. AbbasovRamazan Abbasov
8
GaricsGyörgy Garics (C)
15
Elnur AbbasovElnur Abbasov
10
LasnikAndreas Lasnik
16
AkhtyamovDaniel Akhtyamov
Substitution57
11
RottensteinerDiego Rottensteiner
Substitution46
18
ÄmircanovRuslan Ämircanov
16
SulimaniEmin Sulimani
Substitution76

Substitutes

12
AgayevKamran Agayev (GK)
21
LangerMichael Langer (GK)
4
AbdurakhmanovSamir Abdurakhmanov
9
JunuzovicZlatko Junuzovic
Substitution76
7
B. ZeynalovBahruz Zeynalov
13
EderHannes Eder
Substitution46
8
MaharramovJemshid Maharramov
Substitution57
Yellow Card69
14
MimmDennis Mimm
Substitution46
13
RajabovOrkhan Rajabov
15
HölzlAndreas Hölzl
14
E. AliyevElvin Aliyev
17
ThonhoferChristian Thonhofer
17
MuradovRashad Muradov
18
JankoMarc Janko

Coach

Musa Gurbanov (AZE) Willibald Ruttensteiner (AUT)

Referee

Rusmir Mrković (BIH)

Assistant referees

Mujo Tutun (BIH), Miroslav Miric (BIH)

Fourth official

Novo Panic (BIH)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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