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Austria show spirit to battle past Hungary

Published: Monday 18 November 2013, 23.45CET
Austria 4-2 Hungary
Behind at half-time, Werner Gregoritsch's hosts rallied to collect the three points which keep them in touch with Group 4 leaders Spain.
by Boris Pruntsch
from Stadion Graz Liebenau
Austria show spirit to battle past Hungary
Austria celebrate following the final whistle in Graz ©UEFA.com

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Published: Monday 18 November 2013, 23.45CET

Austria show spirit to battle past Hungary

Austria 4-2 Hungary
Behind at half-time, Werner Gregoritsch's hosts rallied to collect the three points which keep them in touch with Group 4 leaders Spain.

Austria kept alive their slim hopes of toppling Spain at the summit of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4 as the hosts struck three times after the interval to overcome Hungary.

Austria went ahead in the eighth minute through Daniel Offenbacher, but goals from András Radó and David Holman gave the visitors the lead at half-time. However, Robert Žulj, Kevin Stöger and Kevin Friesenbichler all scored after the break as the home side fought back to secure all three points.

The visitors paid the price early on as they stood off Offenbacher and the No11 drove into the net from 25 metres. However, two opportunistic strikes allowed Hungary to turn the game on its head, the first coming as Radó slipped through a lax offside trap to slide in an equaliser. Then Holman looped a lob over Christoph Riegler who had strayed too far off the Austrian line on 26 minutes.

Werner Gregoritsch's men failed to get back on terms before the half-time whistle but on 54 minutes Peter Tschernegg's back-heeled pass played in Žulj and he made no mistake. Louis Schaub somehow failed to score from close range ten minutes later, but Austria went ahead when Stöger finished from Patrick Farkas's ball.

Substitute Friesenbichler secured the win three minutes after coming on to leave Austria six points behind leaders Spain but with a game in hand.

Last updated: 05/06/15 6.04CET

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Lineups

Austria

Austria

Hungary

Hungary

1
RieglerChristoph Riegler (GK)
1
JovaLevente Jova (GK)
5
NeuholdFlorian Neuhold
Yellow Card56
3
BaráthBotond Baráth
8
TscherneggPeter Tschernegg
4
LangÁdám Lang
9
GregoritschMichael Gregoritsch
Substitution80
5
KelemenDávid Kelemen
10
ŽuljRobert Žulj
Goal54
7
RadóAndrás Radó
Goal18
11
OffenbacherDaniel Offenbacher
Goal8
Yellow Card40
8
SzolnokiRoland Szolnoki
14
MartschinkoChristoph Martschinko
14
HolmanDávid Holman
Goal26
Substitution61
16
SchaubLouis Schaub
Yellow Card45
Substitution73
17
SzakályAttila Szakály
Yellow Card53
17
FarkasPatrick Farkas (C)
19
VécseiBálint Vécsei
18
SpendlhoferLukas Spendlhofer
21
Kleinheisler László Kleinheisler
Yellow Card44
Substitution67
19
StögerKevin Stöger
Goal67
23
KovácsIstván Kovács (C)

Substitutes

23
RadlingerSamuel Radlinger (GK)
12
DombóDávid Dombó (GK)
6
T. KainzTobias Kainz
6
PatvarosZsolt Patvaros
7
SchöpfAlessandro Schöpf
Substitution73
9
BacsaPatrik Bacsa
12
WeberThomas Weber
10
VernesRichárd Vernes
13
MaakMatthias Maak
11
UgraiRoland Ugrai
Substitution61
Yellow Card88
20
FriesenbichlerKevin Friesenbichler
Substitution80
Goal83
15
PoórPatrik Poór
22
StarklDominik Starkl
18
BeseBarnabás Bese
Substitution67

Coach

Werner Gregoritsch (AUT) Antal Róth (HUN)

Referee

Vlado Glodjović (SRB)

Assistant referees

Vladimir Jovanović (SRB), Vladimir Čadjenović (SRB)

Fourth official

Dejan Dimitrijević (SRB)

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