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Ten-man Austria claim narrow win in Moldova

Published: Thursday 9 October 2014, 22.34CET
Moldova 1-2 Austria
Marc Janko scored Austria's winner but was later sent off after David Alaba and Alexandru Dedov had swapped first-half penalties.
Ten-man Austria claim narrow win in Moldova
Marc Janko scored Austria's winner, but was sent off in the closing stages ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

MoldovaAustria

Goals scored1
 
2
Possession (%)39
 
61
Total attempts9
 
12
on target3
 
8
off target3
 
2
blocked3
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
5
Offsides1
 
3
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed17
 
9
Fouls suffered9
 
16

Standings

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Published: Thursday 9 October 2014, 22.34CET

Ten-man Austria claim narrow win in Moldova

Moldova 1-2 Austria
Marc Janko scored Austria's winner but was later sent off after David Alaba and Alexandru Dedov had swapped first-half penalties.

David Alaba's early penalty gives visitors the lead in Chisinau (12)
Alexandru Dedov brings Moldova level, also from the spot (27)
Marc Janko restores Austria's advantage following a corner (51)
Austria hold on despite Janko's late red card after tangle with goalkeeper Ilie Cebanu
Next games: Russia v Moldova, Austria v Montenegro (12 October)

Marc Janko scored the decisive goal as Austria edged out Moldova in UEFA European Championship Group G, although the striker's late red card left his side hanging on in the closing stages.

Austria could scarcely have begun better at the Zimbru Stadium, and Zlatko Junuzovic had already drawn a decent stop from home goalkeeper Ilie Cebanu by the time David Alaba opened the scoring in the 11th minute. Ion Jardan was penalised for pulling back Janko and Alaba tucked the penalty into the corner of the net, his second goal in as many qualifying games.

Moldova responded well to that early setback and Artur Ioniţa had their first glimpse of goal only to mistime his leap to meet Alexandru Gaţcan's left-wing cross. Although Marko Arnautovic then forced Cebanu to beat away his fierce drive, in the 27th minute Artur Ioniţa was impeded by Sebastian Prödl and Alexandru Dedov keeps his cool to slot the spot kick past Robert Almer.

©AFP/Getty Images

Marko Arnautovic celebrates Janko's goal

Ioniţa might have turned the match on its head, volleying wide, although it was a busy end to the first half for Cebanu, who saved from Alaba and Prödl in quick succession. The keeper was beaten again six minutes after the restart, the towering Janko heading in Christian Fuchs's corner at the near post to restore Austria's lead.

Almer turned away Ioniţa's strike as Moldova sought a second equaliser, urged on by some vociferous home support, and Austria were left a man short when Janko was dismissed eight minutes from time after tangling with Cebanu. Moldova continued to press and when the ball fell to Eugeniu Sidorenco in added time an equaliser looked on the cards; instead the substitute fired over and Austria survived.

Last updated: 03/06/15 3.28CET

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Lineups

Moldova

Moldova

Austria

Austria

1
CebanuIlie Cebanu (GK)
1
AlmerRobert Almer (GK)
2
ArmaşIgor Armaş
3
DragovićAleksandar Dragović
Yellow Card90+2
3
A. EpureanuAlexandru Epureanu (C)
5
FuchsChristian Fuchs (C)
4
GolovatencoVictor Golovatenco
7
ArnautovićMarko Arnautović
Substitution79
5
I. JardanIon Jardan
Yellow Card11
8
AlabaDavid Alaba
Goal12
6
ErhanIulian Erhan
Substitution87
10
JunuzovićZlatko Junuzović
Substitution86
7
CojocariAndrei Cojocari
Substitution65
14
BaumgartlingerJulian Baumgartlinger
Yellow Card33
8
GaţcanAlexandru Gaţcan
15
PrödlSebastian Prödl
Yellow Card26
9
IoniţaArtur Ioniţa
17
KleinFlorian Klein
10
DedovAlexandru Dedov
Goal27
Yellow Card82
20
SabitzerMarcel Sabitzer
Substitution46
11
PicuşciacIgor Picuşciac
Substitution46
21
JankoMarc Janko
Goal51
Red Card82

Substitutes

12
CalanceaNicolae Calancea (GK)
12
LindnerHeinz Lindner (GK)
23
KoşelevAlexei Koşelev (GK)
23
ÖzcanRamazan Özcan (GK)
13
A. AntoniucAlexandru Antoniuc
Substitution65
2
GaricsGyörgy Garics
14
SidorencoEugeniu Sidorenco
Substitution46
4
HintereggerMartin Hinteregger
15
PosmacVeaceslav Posmac
6
IlsankerStefan Ilsanker
Substitution86
16
BurghiuŞtefan Burghiu
9
OkotieRubin Okotie
17
RaţăVadim Raţă
11
HarnikMartin Harnik
Substitution46
18
PatraşArtur Patraş
Substitution87
13
SuttnerMarkus Suttner
19
GheorghievSerghei Gheorghiev
16
WimmerKevin Wimmer
20
RacuPetru Racu
18
LeitgebChristoph Leitgeb
Substitution79
21
V. JardanVasile Jardan
19
HinterseerLukas Hinterseer
22
CarpCătălin Carp
22
LazaroValentino Lazaro

Coach

Alexandru Curteian (MDA) Marcel Koller (SUI)

Referee

Manuel De Sousa (POR)

Assistant referees

Ricardo Santos (POR), Alvaro Mesquita (POR)

Fourth official

Antonio Godinho (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Carlos Xistra (POR), Marco Ferreira (POR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution