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Austria profit from grand entrance

Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 2.50CET
Austria 1-0 Scotland
Debutant Andreas Weimann scored within two minutes of his second-half introduction as Austria claimed a hard-fought victory.
by Johannes Sturm
Austria profit from grand entrance
Andreas Weimann in action for Aston Villa this summer ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 2.50CET

Austria profit from grand entrance

Austria 1-0 Scotland
Debutant Andreas Weimann scored within two minutes of his second-half introduction as Austria claimed a hard-fought victory.

Debutant Andreas Weimann scored within two minutes of his second-half introduction as Austria bounced back from their opening-day disappointment in Belarus with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at home to Group 10 leaders Scotland.

Dream introduction
After withstanding significant first-half pressure from the visitors, Andreas Herzog's team stepped up a gear after the restart and Aston Villa FC forward Weimann made the crucial breakthrough just before the hour. Having only just come on for Marc Sand, the 18-year-old displayed no rustiness as he fired a blistering effort into the far corner, and but for a goalline clearance from Christopher Mitchell, Atdhe Nuhiu would have made it 2-0 five minutes later.

Hanlon denied
Scotland, who had six points from two UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers going into this match, gradually regained composure and almost equalised in the dying minutes when Paul Hanlon rattled the crossbar following a corner. Even if Nuhiu failed to put the match beyond doubt from the resulting counterattack, Austria held on. "If we had not won today, we could have forgotten about qualifying", said Herzog, whose side lost 2-1 in Belarus in their opener.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.14CET

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Lineups

Austria

Austria

Scotland

Scotland

21
Königshofer Lukas Königshofer (GK)
1
MartinAlan Martin (GK)
3
KochFabian Koch
2
CaddisPaul Caddis (C)
5
RamsebnerChristian Ramsebner
3
MitchellChristopher Mitchell
7
BukvaHaris Bukva
Substitution86
4
HanlonPaul Hanlon
8
Veli KavlakVeli Kavlak (C)
5
ScobbieThomas Scobbie
10
AlabaDavid Alaba
6
CouttsPaul Coutts
Substitution88
11
SandMarc Sand
Substitution55
7
ArfieldScott Arfield
Yellow Card58
13
IlsankerStefan Ilsanker
8
McDonaldKevin McDonald
15
WallnerManuel Wallner
9
MurphyJamie Murphy
Substitution66
19
PiermayrThomas Piermayr
Yellow Card49
10
MaguireChristopher Maguire
20
BurgstallerGuido Burgstaller
Substitution60
11
McGinnStephen McGinn
Substitution66

Substitutes

1
SchoberWolfgang Schober (GK)
12
GallacherScott Gallacher (GK)
4
CopierMettin Copier
13
GrayDavid Gray
6
HadzicAnel Hadzic
14
PerryRoss Perry
9
NuhiuAtdhe Nuhiu
Substitution60
Yellow Card86
15
EastonBrian Easton
12
SeidlManuel Seidl
Substitution86
16
BannanBarry Bannan
Substitution66
14
PerstallerJulius Perstaller
17
FleckJohn Fleck
Substitution66
16
WeimannAndreas Weimann
Substitution55
Goal57
18
LoyRory Loy
Substitution88

Coach

Andreas Herzog (AUT) Billy Stark (SCO)

Referee

Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Odd-Jarle Larsen (NOR), Kjetil Fallstrøm Andersen (NOR)

Fourth official

Espen Berntsen (NOR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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