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Nuhiu fires Austria to Group 10 summit

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 12.45CET
Austria 4-0 Azerbaijan
Atdhe Nuhiu struck a hat-trick as Andreas Herzog's team assumed the ascendancy in Group 10 with victory over their depleted visitors.
Nuhiu fires Austria to Group 10 summit
Atdhe Nuhiu (below) scored a hat-trick for Austria ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 12.45CET

Nuhiu fires Austria to Group 10 summit

Austria 4-0 Azerbaijan
Atdhe Nuhiu struck a hat-trick as Andreas Herzog's team assumed the ascendancy in Group 10 with victory over their depleted visitors.

Atdhe Nuhiu's hat-trick gave Austria a 4-0 victory over ten-man Azerbaijan that sees them leapfrog Belarus and Scotland to the Group 10 summit.

Unbeaten in five
Since losing their opening qualifier, Austria have won four and drawn one to go a point clear at the top of the section having played a game more than their two nearest rivals. They assumed such a position with consummate ease in Wiener Neudorf, SV Ried striker Nuhiu heading them in front after ten minutes. That lead was doubled only ten minutes later when Nihiu profited from Alexander Grünwald's run and finished past Elchin Sodigov.

Sodigov dismissal
Sodigov's day took another turn for the worse eleven minutes from half-time when he was dismissed for handling outside his penalty area. With no replacement goalkeeper on the bench, Vurgon Huseynov took the gloves and remained unbreached until the 79th minute, when Nihiu headed in his third. Substitute Andreas Weimann completed the scoring with eleven minutes to play to leave Andreas Herzog's side well placed ahead of their next fixture, at home to Belarus next August.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.49CET

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Lineups

Austria

Austria

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1
SchoberWolfgang Schober (GK)
12
SadigovElchin Sadigov (GK)
Red Card34
4
DibonChristopher Dibon
3
V. HuseynovVurğun Huseynov
5
RamsebnerChristian Ramsebner (C)
4
T. GuliyevTarlan Guliyev
7
A. GrünwaldAlexander Grünwald
Yellow Card30
5
N. MammadovNodar Mammadov (C)
Yellow Card13
8
SalomonPatrick Salomon
6
NovruzovTagim Novruzov
9
NuhiuAtdhe Nuhiu
Goal10
Goal19
Goal79
7
PashayevParvin Pashayev
13
IlsankerStefan Ilsanker
Yellow Card38
Substitution46
9
ImamverdiyevCavid Imamverdiyev
14
PerstallerJulius Perstaller
10
IsmayilovAfran Ismayilov
Yellow Card45+4
Substitution51
18
KlemChristian Klem
11
MehdiyevEmin Mehdiyev
Substitution29
19
PiermayrThomas Piermayr
Substitution76
19
H. AkhundovHuseyn Akhundov
Substitution43
20
BurgstallerGuido Burgstaller
Substitution60
23
NarimanovTural Narimanov

Substitutes

21
Königshofer Lukas Königshofer (GK)
2
T. AkhundovTural Akhundov
Substitution51
10
MattesChristoph Mattes
13
S. RahimovShahriyar Rahimov
Substitution43
11
WeimannAndreas Weimann
Substitution60
Goal83
14
SoltanovBakhtiyar Soltanov
Substitution29
12
SeidlManuel Seidl
Substitution46
15
Hashim-ZadeFarid Hashim-Zade
15
AlarDeni Alar
16
RahimovFarrukh Rahimov
16
HolzhauserRaphael Holzhauser
Substitution76
17
JafarguliyevEmin Jafarguliyev
17
KröpflChristoph Kröpfl
18
KarimiNatig Karimi

Coach

Andreas Herzog (AUT) Bernhard Lippert (GER)

Referee

Aleksandr Gvardis (RUS)

Assistant referees

Vitali Drozdov (RUS), Mikhail Erovenko (RUS)

Fourth official

Eduard Maliy (RUS)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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