Azerbaijan suffer late heartbreak

Published: Saturday 10 October 2009, 2.40CET
Azerbaijan 1-2 Austria
After equalising in the last minute, Austria then scored an added-time winner to produce a dramatic turnaround in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan suffer late heartbreak
Austria U21 coach Andreas Herzog saw his side battle back in Baku ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AzerbaijanAustria

Goals scored1
 
2
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards1
 
1
Goal attempts11
 
11
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners1
 
7
Fouls committed13
 
12

Matches

Published: Saturday 10 October 2009, 2.40CET

Azerbaijan suffer late heartbreak

Azerbaijan 1-2 Austria
After equalising in the last minute, Austria then scored an added-time winner to produce a dramatic turnaround in Azerbaijan.

Substitute Alexander Grünwald scored deep into added time after Georg Margreitter had equalised with a 90th-minute penalty to give ten-man Austria a dramatic 2-1 victory over Azerbaijan in 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10.

Late drama
Azerbaijan had taken a first-half lead when Bakhtiyar Soltanov struck in the 34th minute and, after Stefan Ilsanker was sent off prior to the break, they looked set to pick up their first points in the section. However, the hosts' goalkeeper Osman Umarov was dismissed with three minutes of normal time remaining before Margreitter and Grünwald struck in quick succession.

Red cards
The visitors threatened first when Margreitter hit the post with a header on the half-hour mark, but it was Azerbaijan who broke the deadlock as Soltanov was picked out by Javid Imamverdiyev. Ilsanker was then sent off after receiving two bookings inside five minutes, but the numbers were evened up when Umarov also saw red. Austria then took full advantage through Margreitter and Grünwald. The win moves Andreas Herzog's side to the head of the table with nine points from four matches, the same tally as Scotland, while Azerbaijan remain bottom.

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Last updated: 10/10/09 18.41CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Austria

Austria

1Osman Umarov (GK)
Red Card87'
21Lukas Königshofer (GK)
3Vurgun Huseynov3Fabian Koch
4Novruz Mammadov4Georg Margreitter (C)
Goal90'
5Nodar Mammadov (C)
Yellow Card62'
5Christian Ramsebner
6Tagim Novruzov6Christopher Dibon
10Afran Ismayilov7Haris Bukva
Yellow Card25'
Substitution46'
13Elgiz Karamli
Substitution71'
10David Alaba
14Bakhtiyar Soltanov
Goal34'
Yellow Card90'
11Julius Perstaller
18Javid Imamverdiyev
Substitution88'
13Stefan Ilsanker
Yellow Card35'
Red Card40'
19Huseyn Akhundov
Substitution68'
17Andreas Weimann
Substitution68'
23Tural Narimanov20Guido Burgstaller
Substitution46'

Substitutes

12Elchin Sadigov (GK)
Substitution88'
1Wolfgang Schober (GK)
2Mikhail Zaytsev8Alexander Grünwald
Substitution46'
Goal90+3'
7Parvin Pashayev
Substitution71'
9Marc Sand
Substitution68'
9Eshgin Guliyev
Substitution68'
12Manuel Seidl
11Natig Karimi14Dominic Pürcher
16Farrukh Rahimov16Patrick Salomon
21Geyrat Aliyev19Thomas Piermayr
Substitution46'

Coach

Nazim Suleymanov (AZE) Andreas Herzog (AUT)

Referee

Meir Levi (ISR)

Assistant referees

Abed Alramili (ISR), Dvir Shimon (ISR)

Fourth official

Moshe Buhbut (ISR)

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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