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Austria take advantage of ten-man Azerbaijan

Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 21.12CET
Azerbaijan 1-4 Austria
Austria ended their three-match winless run with an emphatic display against Berti Vogts's side, who were reduced to ten men in the first half.
by Erkin Ibragimov
from Dalga Stadium
Austria take advantage of ten-man Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan's Vagif Javadov shields the ball from Austria's Paul Scharner ©Victoria Melnik

Match statistics

AzerbaijanAustria

Goals scored1
 
4
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts4
 
16
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target2
 
7
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
2
Corners1
 
2
Offsides2
 
4
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
14
Fouls suffered14
 
15

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 21.12CET

Austria take advantage of ten-man Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 1-4 Austria
Austria ended their three-match winless run with an emphatic display against Berti Vogts's side, who were reduced to ten men in the first half.

Austria's hopes of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2012 may already be over but their new coach Marcel Koller, who takes over in November, will have been encouraged by his side's emphatic victory over opponents who were reduced to ten men after 27 minutes.

The visitors took full advantage of Saša Yunisoğlu's dismissal as Andreas Ivanschitz broke the deadlock before half-time. Marc Janko added a second-half double and Zlatko Junuzović completed the scoring in added time, after Vüqar Nadirov had reduced the arrears for the home side.

Having earned four matches from their two September outings, Berti Vogts's charges had hopes of finishing fourth in Group A, but they were seriously undermined after a promising start when Yunisoğlu received a straight red card for a foul on Janko. Ivanschitz, who had already rattled the crossbar on 18 minutes, was the first to capitalise on his side's superior numbers, sending a well-placed shot past Kamran Agayev within seven minutes of the defender's dismissal.

Vogts attempted to stem the Austrian flow by moving Vurgun Huseynov back into defence and bringing on Rahid Amirguliyev for the second half but there was no stopping the visitors, who dominated after the interval, Janko doubling the score after beating his marker and unleashing a precise shot on 52 minutes. The FC Twente striker scored again ten minutes later, after racing clear to beat Agayev, who made a series of impressive saves as his goal came under siege.

Azerbaijan did give their home supporters some reason for cheer on 74 minutes when substitute Nadirov beat Pascal Grünwald but there was still time for Austria's caretaker coach Willibald Ruttensteiner to be treated to a fourth goal when Junuzović made it 4-1 in added time. Fourth-placed Austria, who face Kazakhstan on Tuesday, move on to 11 points, with Azerbaijan four points further back ahead of their trip to Turkey.

Last updated: 08/10/11 12.11CET

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Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Austria

Austria

1
AgayevKamran Agayev (GK)
1
P. GrünwaldPascal Grünwald (GK)
3
YunisoğluSaša Yunisoğlu
Red Card27
2
DragovicAleksandar Dragovic
5
AllahverdiyevElnur Allahverdiyev
5
FuchsChristian Fuchs
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov
Substitution46
6
IvanschitzAndreas Ivanschitz
Goal34
Substitution73
7
JavadovVagif Javadov
Substitution57
7
ArnautovicMarko Arnautovic
Substitution66
11
AliyevRauf Aliyev
Yellow Card78
8
AlabaDavid Alaba
Yellow Card86
13
V. HuseynovVurğun Huseynov
13
Ekrem DağEkrem Dağ
14
R. F. SadygovRashad F. Sadygov (C)
14
BaumgartlingerJulian Baumgartlinger
Yellow Card22
15
AbışovRuslan Abışov
15
PrödlSebastian Prödl
20
Ufuk BudakUfuk Budak
16
ScharnerPaul Scharner
22
IsmayilovAfran Ismayilov
21
JankoMarc Janko (C)
Goal52
Goal62
Substitution88

Substitutes

23
PopovichAndriy Popovich (GK)
23
AlmerRobert Almer (GK)
2
MelikovRail Melikov
4
OrtlechnerManuel Ortlechner
8
ChertoganovAleksandr Chertoganov
9
HosinerPhilipp Hosiner
Substitution88
10
SubašićBranimir Subašić
10
JunuzovicZlatko Junuzovic
Substitution66
Goal90+1
17
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
Substitution57
Goal74
17
KleinFlorian Klein
19
AmirguliyevRahid Amirguliyev
Substitution46
18
RoyerDaniel Royer
Substitution73
21
LevinVladimir Levin
19
Veli KavlakVeli Kavlak

Coach

Berti Vogts (GER) Willibald Ruttensteiner (AUT)

Referee

Stephan Studer (SUI)

Assistant referees

Manuel Navarro (SUI), Sandro Pozzi (SUI)

Fourth official

Alain Bieri (SUI)

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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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