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Austria enhance play-off hopes against Bosnians

Published: Friday 5 September 2014, 23.07CET
Austria 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kevin Stöger and Marco Djuricin scored in the first half to maintain Austria's hopes of being one of the best runners-up in qualifying.
by Ernst Schneider
from St Polten
Austria enhance play-off hopes against Bosnians
Austria head to group winners Spain for their final qualifier ©UEFA.com
Published: Friday 5 September 2014, 23.07CET

Austria enhance play-off hopes against Bosnians

Austria 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kevin Stöger and Marco Djuricin scored in the first half to maintain Austria's hopes of being one of the best runners-up in qualifying.

Austria underlined their position as runners-up in Group 4 as they overcame Bosnia and Herzegovina in St Polten.

Werner Gregoritsch's outfit were on their game from the off with Robert Žulj spurning a fine chance in the opening seconds, and they took the lead after 11 minutes when Kevin Stöger curled a sublime free-kick over the wall and into the corner of the net.

Number two arrived on 33 minutes when Marco Djuricin received the ball from Stöger in the Bosnian penalty area, turned nimbly and fired past Nikola Vasilj. The SK Sturm Graz striker nearly claimed a second goal after the break only to be denied by the upright while the visitors came close to pulling one back when Andrej Modić's free-kick was expertly saved by Cican Stankovic.

Austria head to Spain for their final match in the section with the result possibly pivotal to them earning one of the best runners-up places available in the play-offs.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.28CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011451/postmatch/report/index.html#austria+quell+bosnians

Lineups

Austria

Austria

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1
StankovicCican Stankovic (GK)
1
VasiljNikola Vasilj (GK)
3
SchillingChristian Schilling
2
GraovacDanijel Graovac
Yellow Card77
8
SchöpfAlessandro Schöpf
4
HajrovićSead Hajrović
Yellow Card51
9
DjuricinMarco Djuricin
Goal33
5
MetalsiAbdel Metalsi
10
ŽuljRobert Žulj
Substitution89
6
ZolotićNermin Zolotić
Yellow Card29
Substitution77
15
RathLukas Rath
7
MešanovićJasmin Mešanović
Yellow Card85
17
FarkasPatrick Farkas (C)
9
MaletićMarko Maletić
Substitution46
18
SpendlhoferLukas Spendlhofer
Yellow Card90+3
10
GrahovacSrdjan Grahovac (C)
19
StögerKevin Stöger
Goal11
14
KožuljZvonimir Kožulj
Yellow Card40
Substitution46
20
SchaubLouis Schaub
Substitution81
21
LetićBojan Letić
21
GartnerChristian Gartner
Substitution72
23
KrunićRade Krunić

Substitutes

12
RieglerChristoph Riegler (GK)
12
PirićKenan Pirić (GK)
2
MwenePhilipp Mwene
3
SaničaninSiniša Saničanin
5
JaneczekBernhard Janeczek
11
GovedaricaMiljan Govedarica
6
WydraDominik Wydra
Substitution72
Yellow Card83
16
ŠpikićJozo Špikić
7
VasticToni Vastic
17
DuljevićHaris Duljević
Substitution46
13
OnisiwoKarim Onisiwo
Substitution81
19
GojakAmer Gojak
Substitution77
22
RitzmaierMarcel Ritzmaier
Substitution89
20
ModićAndrej Modić
Substitution46

Coach

Werner Gregoritsch (AUT) Vlado Jagodić (BIH)

Referee

Erik Lambrechts (BEL)

Assistant referees

Karel De Rocker (BEL), Thibaud Nijssen (BEL)

Fourth official

Frederik Geldhof (BEL)

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