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Belarus comeback stuns leaders Austria

Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 22.00CET
Austria 3-3 Belarus
Dmitri Rekish struck twice in the final 15 minutes to help the visitors earn an unlikely point against the Group 10 pacesetters.
by Ernst Schneider
from Waldstadion
Belarus comeback stuns leaders Austria
Austria coach Andreas Herzog was at a loss to explain his team's result ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AustriaBelarus

Goals scored3
 
3
Attempts on target8
 
6
Attempts off target3
 
2
Corners6
 
3
Fouls committed15
 
16
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 14:30 CET

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Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 22.00CET

Belarus comeback stuns leaders Austria

Austria 3-3 Belarus
Dmitri Rekish struck twice in the final 15 minutes to help the visitors earn an unlikely point against the Group 10 pacesetters.

Two late goals from Dmitri Rekish helped Belarus recover from 3-1 down to earn a draw with Group 10 leaders Austria, a result which jeopardises the latter's hopes of qualifying for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

Leading at the break thanks to Atdhe Nuhiu, Marko Arnautovic and Alexander Grünwald, Austria looked to be cruising to victory and a three-point lead over second-placed Scotland. Rekish, however, squeezed the ball in from a tight angle with a quarter of an hour remaining and then completed the comeback in added time with a free-kick from the edge of the area, Mikhail Sivakov having scored their first on 31 minutes.

That means Andreas Herzog's team will be replaced at the summit if Scotland or third-placed Belarus triumph in their meeting on 3 September, four days before the top two meet in their final qualifier in Aberdeen. Such a scenario looked highly unlikely during a first half which Austria controlled, taking the lead on 29 minutes when Nuhiu turned in Arnautovic's free-kick from the left.

Although Belarus equalised two minutes later through Sivakov's 20-metre effort into the top corner, Austria quickly regained the lead via Arnautovic's 35th-minute spot kick after Nuhiu was fouled by Sergei Politevich. Grünwald seemingly put Austria on course for three points on the cusp of half-time when his corner somehow found its way past goalkeeper Aleksandr Gutor. Rekish, though, had other ideas, leaving Herzog stunned and disappointed by his side's sudden capitulation.

"I have no explanation why my team allowed Belarus that many chances in the last 15 or 20 minutes, and why we lost concentration," he said. "It's hard for us now if we want to finish first in our group but we will try to do it in Scotland."

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.44CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2011/matches/round=2000006/match=2000231/postmatch/report/index.html#belarus+stun+austria

Lineups

Austria

Austria

Belarus

Belarus

1
LindnerHeinz Lindner (GK)
1
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
3
DibonChristopher Dibon
2
DragunStanislav Dragun
4
MargreitterGeorg Margreitter (C)
4
PolitevichSergei Politevich
Yellow Card71
5
RamsebnerChristian Ramsebner
5
OstroukhYuri Ostroukh
6
Yasin PehlivanYasin Pehlivan
7
SivakovMikhail Sivakov (C)
Goal31
7
AlabaDavid Alaba
Yellow Card53
10
YurchenkoVladimir Yurchenko
8
A. GrünwaldAlexander Grünwald
Goal44
11
VoronkovAndrei Voronkov
Substitution73
9
NuhiuAtdhe Nuhiu
Goal29
Substitution62
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
10
ArnautovicMarko Arnautovic
Goal35
Substitution79
16
GordeychukMikhail Gordeychuk
Substitution46
14
KochFabian Koch
20
VeretiloOleg Veretilo
20
BurgstallerGuido Burgstaller
Substitution71
21
FilipenkoYegor Filipenko

Substitutes

21
SchoberWolfgang Schober (GK)
12
GomelkoArtem Gomelko (GK)
11
PerstallerJulius Perstaller
3
SavostyanovEvgeni Savostyanov
15
Tanju KayhanTanju Kayhan
8
BukatkinNikita Bukatkin
16
WeimannAndreas Weimann
Substitution62
9
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
Substitution46
17
PiermayrThomas Piermayr
14
TolkanitsaAleksandr Tolkanitsa
18
SalomonPatrick Salomon
Substitution79
15
RekishDmitri Rekish
Substitution73
Goal75
Goal90
19
DrazanChristopher Drazan
Substitution71
18
KarpovichIgor Karpovich

Coach

Andreas Herzog (AUT) Georgi Kondratiev (BLR)

Referee

Carlos Gómez (ESP)

Assistant referees

Juan José Gallego Galindo (ESP), Luis Martinez (ESP)

Fourth official

Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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