26.10.2018 | 06:58
For Austria’s national football team it set a deserved 0:2 in Denmark on Tuesday. It was the third defeat in the team boss era of Franco Foda.
Herning – It was a brilliant moment that should decide the test match of the Austrian national football team in Denmark on Tuesday: Two quick passes at the edge of the penalty area, then Bordeaux regional Lukas Lerager hit the ball untenably for debutant Richard Strebinger in the Kreuzeck. Austria had actually started strongly in front of 11,000 spectators in Herning.
Only ÖFB team boss Francop Foda, who missed the first notes of the Austrian national anthem, came too late. His team got off to a strong start. Already after one minute Guido Burgstaller prevailed against Simon Kjaer, but the Tyrolean Alessandro Schöpf aimed at the following presentation of his Schalke team mate too imprecise.
Simon Kjaer Honours
- Danish U19 Player of the Year: 2007
- Danish Talent of the Year: 2009
- Danish Player Of The Year: 2009
Strebinger celebrated international debut
The big surprises on the starting grid were not there in Herning. In goal, Rapid-Goalie Richard Strebinger was able to celebrate his international debut, Alessandro Schopf from Tyrol was set in the 3-5-2 system in the half-left midfield and together with Marcel Sabitzer was supposed to set the double head Burgstaller/Schaub in scene.
Even after the first goal chance, Austria seemed to be the man in the ring in front of 78 hard-boiled Austria fans on the guest grandstand, only gradually the Danes came into the game better. Besides Schöpf, the Salzburg-Juwel Xaver Schlager was particularly strong in the beginning, but he had to be replaced after 34 minutes of injury. To read Simba Games‘ review, take it from us.
With the exception of a dangerous Lazaro flank in the 17th minute, Austria hardly became dangerous. A Sisto free-kick next to the goal followed and Lukas Lerager’s already mentioned brilliant leading goal after half an hour.
After the Danish lead, the newly formed ÖFB team seemed shocked, but did not lose sight of the defensive focus and, with the exception of a Poulsen header in the arms of Richard Strebinger, the Danes did not make it into the red-white-red penalty area. It went with a 1-0 deficit into the break.
Danish chances every minute
The second run started with an Austrian chance: The substitute Florian Kainz almost extended a Schaub-Schlenzer into the long corner. (50.). On the other side, Strebinger had to parry a free-kick (52.). And a minute later, Martin Braithwaite narrowly missed the 2-0 lead.
And it went on in this key – again it was the strong Strebinger who tamed a Sisto shot. There were Danish chances in this phase around the 60th minute in a minute cycle. Austria only became dangerous again after 67 minutes with a Burgstaller header.
After 70 minutes the time of the breaker had come: Marc Janko came to his 67th international match and was supposed to turn the tide. That was not possible anymore, on the contrary:
After a serious mistake by Kevin Wimmer, the Danes were able to achieve the celebrated 0:2 – result cosmetics with substitute Martin Braithwaite in injury time.