Nuhiu fires Austria to Group 10 summit

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11.45CET
Austria 4-0 Azerbaijan
Atdhe Nuhiu struck a hat-trick as Andreas Herzog's team assumed the ascendancy in Group 10 with victory over their depleted visitors.
Nuhiu fires Austria to Group 10 summit
Atdhe Nuhiu (below) scored a hat-trick for Austria ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AustriaAzerbaijan

Goals scored4
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
1
Goal attempts13
 
5
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
2
Fouls committed15
 
9

Matches

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11.45CET

Nuhiu fires Austria to Group 10 summit

Austria 4-0 Azerbaijan
Atdhe Nuhiu struck a hat-trick as Andreas Herzog's team assumed the ascendancy in Group 10 with victory over their depleted visitors.

Atdhe Nuhiu's hat-trick gave Austria a 4-0 victory over ten-man Azerbaijan that sees them leapfrog Belarus and Scotland to the Group 10 summit.

Unbeaten in five
Since losing their opening qualifier, Austria have won four and drawn one to go a point clear at the top of the section having played a game more than their two nearest rivals. They assumed such a position with consummate ease in Wiener Neudorf, SV Ried striker Nuhiu heading them in front after ten minutes. That lead was doubled only ten minutes later when Nihiu profited from Alexander Grünwald's run and finished past Elchin Sodigov.

Sodigov dismissal
Sodigov's day took another turn for the worse eleven minutes from half-time when he was dismissed for handling outside his penalty area. With no replacement goalkeeper on the bench, Vurgon Huseynov took the gloves and remained unbreached until the 79th minute, when Nihiu headed in his third. Substitute Andreas Weimann completed the scoring with eleven minutes to play to leave Andreas Herzog's side well placed ahead of their next fixture, at home to Belarus next August.

Last updated: 18/11/09 19.58CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Austria

Austria

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1Wolfgang Schober (GK)12Elchin Sadigov (GK)
Red Card34'
4Christopher Dibon3Vurgun Huseynov
5Christian Ramsebner (C)4Tarlan Guliyev
7Alexander Grünwald
Yellow Card30'
5Nodar Mammadov (C)
Yellow Card13'
8Patrick Salomon6Tagim Novruzov
9Atdhe Nuhiu
Goal10'
Goal19'
Goal79'
7Parvin Pashayev
13Stefan Ilsanker
Yellow Card38'
Substitution46'
9Javid Imamverdiyev
14Julius Perstaller10Afran Ismayilov
Yellow Card45+4'
Substitution51'
18Christian Klem11Emin Mehtiyev
Substitution29'
19Thomas Piermayr
Substitution76'
19Huseyn Akhundov
Substitution43'
20Guido Burgstaller
Substitution60'
23Tural Narimanov

Substitutes

21Lukas Königshofer (GK)2Tural Akhundov
Substitution51'
10Christoph Mattes13Shahriyar Rahimov
Substitution43'
11Andreas Weimann
Substitution60'
Goal83'
14Bakhtiyar Soltanov
Substitution29'
12Manuel Seidl
Substitution46'
15Farid Hashim-Zade
15Deni Alar16Farrukh Rahimov
16Raphael Holzhauser
Substitution76'
17Emin Jafarguliyev
17Christoph Kröpfl18Natig Karimi

Coach

Andreas Herzog (AUT) Bernhard Lippert (GER)

Referee

Aleksandr Gvardis (RUS)

Assistant referees

Vitaly Drozdov (RUS), Mikhail Erovenko (RUS)

Fourth official

Eduard Malyi (RUS)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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