Ernst-Happel-Stadion - Vienna 10/09/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Austria - Republic of Ireland
1-0
 

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Austria down Irish to maintain play-off ambitions

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 23.55CET
Austria 1-0 Republic of Ireland
The hosts left it late but set up a huge clash with Sweden in their penultimate match after David Alaba sunk Giovanni Trapattoni's side.
by Philip Röber
Austria down Irish to maintain play-off ambitions
David Alaba celebrates getting Austria's winner ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Austria
Republic of Ireland

1

Goals scored

0

21

Total attempts

10

5

Attempts on target

0

7

off target

7

4

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

11

Corners

2

0

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

11

8

Fouls suffered

10

Lineups

Austria

Austria

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

1Almer (GK)1Forde (GK)
2Garics2Coleman
3Dragovic3Wilson
5Fuchs (C)4O'Shea
44
49
8Alaba
84
5Dunne
60
9Weimann
73
8McCarthy
11Harnik9Long
81
14Baumgartlinger10Keane (C)
15Prödl13Walters
16Burgstaller
60
15Green
19Veli Kavlak
45+1
18Pilkington
73

Substitutes

12Lindner (GK)16Westwood (GK)
4Pogatetz6Quinn
6Ivanschitz7Brady
7Arnautovic
60
11McClean
73
10Sabitzer12Clark
49
13Suttner14O'Dea
17Klein17McShane
18Leitgeb
45+1
19Cox
20Hosiner20Hoolahan
21Janko
73
21Sammon
81
22Ortlechner22Cunningham
23Özcan (GK)23Randolph (GK)

Coaches

Marcel Koller (AUT) Giovanni Trapattoni (ITA)

Referee

Olegário Benquerença (POR)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:29 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 23.55CET

Austria down Irish to maintain play-off ambitions

Austria 1-0 Republic of Ireland
The hosts left it late but set up a huge clash with Sweden in their penultimate match after David Alaba sunk Giovanni Trapattoni's side.

A late goal from David Alaba helped Austria see off the Republic of Ireland by a solitary goal and set up a crunch tie with Sweden on 11 October.

The FC Bayern München man struck six minutes from time in Vienna to seal the three points and leave Ireland's hopes hanging by a thread. Austria now lie three points behind the second-placed Swedes with two games to play and the nations meet in their penultimate match to battle for a likely play-off spot, with Germany well clear at the head of Group C.

Both teams started nervously and chances were few and far between in the early stages. It was Ireland who slowly took command towards the end of the first half and almost took advantage of a defensive slip up by Austria with the interval approaching but Anthony Pilkington's effort slipped wide.

Marcel Koller's men reacted after the break with Alaba forcing a sharp save out of David Forde but Andreas Weimann was unable to turn in the rebound. Ireland threatened from distance on a few occasions but Austria stepped up the intensity and should have been ahead when Weimann connected with a Christian Fuchs cross, but Forde was up to the task once again.

It was mostly one-way traffic after the save as Austria had efforts from Martin Harnik and substitute Marko Arnautovic cleared off the line before Alaba came to the rescue; Fuchs' cross somehow found a way to the Bayern full-back, who fired it high into the net from six metres.

Last updated: 08/05/14 4.15CET

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