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Azerbaijan suffer late heartbreak

Published: Saturday 10 October 2009, 2.40CET
Azerbaijan 1-2 Austria
After equalising in the last minute, Austria then scored an added-time winner to produce a dramatic turnaround in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan suffer late heartbreak
Austria U21 coach Andreas Herzog saw his side battle back in Baku ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 10 October 2009, 2.40CET

Azerbaijan suffer late heartbreak

Azerbaijan 1-2 Austria
After equalising in the last minute, Austria then scored an added-time winner to produce a dramatic turnaround in Azerbaijan.

Substitute Alexander Grünwald scored deep into added time after Georg Margreitter had equalised with a 90th-minute penalty to give ten-man Austria a dramatic 2-1 victory over Azerbaijan in 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10.

Late drama
Azerbaijan had taken a first-half lead when Bakhtiyar Soltanov struck in the 34th minute and, after Stefan Ilsanker was sent off prior to the break, they looked set to pick up their first points in the section. However, the hosts' goalkeeper Osman Umarov was dismissed with three minutes of normal time remaining before Margreitter and Grünwald struck in quick succession.

Red cards
The visitors threatened first when Margreitter hit the post with a header on the half-hour mark, but it was Azerbaijan who broke the deadlock as Soltanov was picked out by Javid Imamverdiyev. Ilsanker was then sent off after receiving two bookings inside five minutes, but the numbers were evened up when Umarov also saw red. Austria then took full advantage through Margreitter and Grünwald. The win moves Andreas Herzog's side to the head of the table with nine points from four matches, the same tally as Scotland, while Azerbaijan remain bottom.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.07CET

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Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Austria

Austria

1
O. UmarovOsman Umarov (GK)
Red Card87
21
Königshofer Lukas Königshofer (GK)
3
V. HuseynovVurğun Huseynov
3
KochFabian Koch
4
MammadovNovruz Mammadov
4
MargreitterGeorg Margreitter (C)
Goal90
5
N. MammadovNodar Mammadov (C)
Yellow Card62
5
RamsebnerChristian Ramsebner
6
NovruzovTagim Novruzov
6
DibonChristopher Dibon
10
IsmayilovAfran Ismayilov
7
BukvaHaris Bukva
Yellow Card25
Substitution46
13
KaramliElgiz Karamli
Substitution71
10
AlabaDavid Alaba
14
SoltanovBakhtiyar Soltanov
Goal34
Yellow Card90
11
PerstallerJulius Perstaller
18
ImamverdiyevCavid Imamverdiyev
Substitution88
13
IlsankerStefan Ilsanker
Yellow Card35
Red Card40
19
H. AkhundovHuseyn Akhundov
Substitution68
17
WeimannAndreas Weimann
Substitution68
23
NarimanovTural Narimanov
20
BurgstallerGuido Burgstaller
Substitution46

Substitutes

12
SadigovElchin Sadigov (GK)
Substitution88
1
SchoberWolfgang Schober (GK)
2
ZaytsevMikhail Zaytsev
8
A. GrünwaldAlexander Grünwald
Substitution46
Goal90+3
7
PashayevParvin Pashayev
Substitution71
9
SandMarc Sand
Substitution68
9
E. GuliyevEshgin Guliyev
Substitution68
12
SeidlManuel Seidl
11
KarimiNatig Karimi
14
PürcherDominic Pürcher
16
RahimovFarrukh Rahimov
16
SalomonPatrick Salomon
21
AliyevGeyrat Aliyev
19
PiermayrThomas Piermayr
Substitution46

Coach

Nazim Suleymanov (AZE) Andreas Herzog (AUT)

Referee

Meir Levi (ISR)

Assistant referees

Abed Alramili (ISR), Dvir Shimon (ISR)

Fourth official

Moshe Buhbut (ISR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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