The official website for European football

Austria late show thwarts Belgium

Published: Friday 16 November 2007, 21.30CET
Austria 3-2 Belgium Michael Madl and Rubin Okotje both struck in the last nine minutes as the hosts twice came from behind in Pasching.
by Michael Fiala
Published: Friday 16 November 2007, 21.30CET

Austria late show thwarts Belgium

Austria 3-2 Belgium Michael Madl and Rubin Okotje both struck in the last nine minutes as the hosts twice came from behind in Pasching.

Michael Madl and Rubin Okotje scored two goals in the last ten minutes as Austria twice came from behind to claim a 3-2 victory against Belgium and take a significant step towards the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals.

Outrageous lob
Semi-finalists in the Netherlands this summer, Belgium's aspirations of a repeat performance in Sweden took another major knock but it had started brightly as Jonathan Legear gave them a 13th-minute lead. The home side struggled to find a way back into the game but nevertheless went into half-time with parity restored courtesy of Harun Erbek's audacious 40-metre lob.

Dramatic end
Jeanvion Yulu-Mantondo restored Belgium's advantage seven minutes after the restart but Austria responded in determined fashion. With nine minutes remaining Madl made it 2-2 to set up a grandstand finish that reached its crescendo in the final minute when Okotje reacted quickest to hesitance in the Belgian penalty area to rifle in and delight the Pasching crowd.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.10CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2009/matches/round=15084/match=300249/postmatch/report/index.html#austria+late+show+thwarts+belgium

Lineups

Austria

Austria

Belgium

Belgium

6
BaumgartlingerJulian Baumgartlinger
11
LegearJonathan Legear
Goal12
3
DoberAndreas Dober
Yellow Card22
9
Yulu-MatondoJeanvion Yulu-Matondo
Goal52
Substitution84
20
ErbekHarun Erbek
Goal32
7
De MulTom De Mul (C)
9
HofferErwin Hoffer
Yellow Card14
Substitution90+4
5
MoiaMassimo Moia
Yellow Card90+1
8
JunuzovicZlatko Junuzovic
1
SteppeKenny Steppe (GK)
7
KleinFlorian Klein
Yellow Card38
2
Van GijseghemDaan Van Gijseghem
4
MadlMichael Madl
Goal81
3
VandelannoiteJason Vandelannoite
1
OlejnikRobert Olejnik (GK)
4
CortjensWouter Cortjens
5
SonnleitnerMario Sonnleitner
6
VermeulenJorn Vermeulen
Substitution58
11
StanislawMichael Stanislaw
Yellow Card67
Substitution74
10
WitselAxel Witsel
Yellow Card42
10
StankovićMarko Stanković (C)
Substitution88
13
Vanden BorreAnthony Vanden Borre

Substitutes

21
KuruBartolomej Kuru (GK)
16
CordaroAlessandro Cordaro
19
OkotieRubin Okotie
Substitution74
Goal90
14
GoreuxRéginal Goreux
15
M. ReiterMario Reiter
Substitution88
17
Lander Van SteenbruggheLander Van Steenbrugghe
18
SeegerPatrick Seeger
12
De WinterYves De Winter (GK)
17
ZakanySandro Zakany
Substitution90+4
8
SanchezPaco Sanchez
Substitution58
Red Card90+1
2
SuttnerMarkus Suttner
15
HuyghebaertJeremy Huyghebaert
16
GramannDaniel Gramann
18
RossiniGiuseppe Rossini
Substitution84

Coach

Manfred Zsak (AUT) Jean-François De Sart (BEL)

Referee

César Muñiz (ESP)

Assistant referees

Pedro Medina Hernandez (ESP), Victoriano Diaz Casado (ESP)

Fourth official

Fernando Teixeira (ESP)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA European Under-21 Championship logo and trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.