KøBENHAVN. Denmark overcomes Austria 1-0 after J. Maehle scored just 1 goal (53′).
The match was played at the Parken stadium in København on Tuesday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Ivan Kružliak who had the assistance of Branislav Hancko and Ján Pozor. The 4th official was Peter Kralovic. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 8.1 degrees Celsius or 46.62 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 81%.
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Denmark was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Austria that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.
Denmark was more aggressive with 56 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Denmark won the match.
Denmark shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Austria shot 7 times, 0 on target, 7 off target.
Denmark received 1 yellow card (D. Wass). On the opposite side, Austria received 2 yellow cards (C. Trimmel and M. Sabitzer).
After this match, Denmark will have 24 points to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Austria will stay with 10 points to stay in the 4th place.
In the next match in the WC Qualification Europe, Denmark will host Faroe Islands on the 12th of November with a 2-0 head to head statistic in favor of Denmark (0 draws).
Austria will host Israel on the 12th of November with a 2-1 head to head statistic in favor of Israel (0 draws).
Denmark – Formation
Denmark started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Kasper Hjulmand decided to play with the following team: Kasper Schmeichel, Andreas Christensen , Simon Kjær , Jannik Vestergaard , Daniel Wass , Pierre-Emile Højbjerg , Thomas Delaney , Joakim Mæhle , Andreas Skov Olsen , Yussuf Poulsen and Mikkel Damsgaard .
The home team had on the bench: Rasmus Kristensen, Jesper Hansen, Mathias Jensen, Jacob Bruun Larsen, Jonas Wind, Frederik Rønnow, Joachim Andersen, Kasper Dolberg, Jens Stryger Larsen , Mohammed Daramy, Christian Nørgaard and Andreas Cornelius.
Denmark could not rely on the presence of K. Dolberg (injured).
Denmark made 4 changes: M. Damsgaard for K. Dolberg (44′), A. Skov Olsen for J. Stryger Larsen (77′), D. Wass for C. Norgaard (89′) and T. Delaney for M. Jensen (89′).
Best player: Thomas Delaney
The player that probably impressed the most for Denmark was Thomas Delaney even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 40 passes (82% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 15. He performed 3 crosses.
Austria – Formation
Austria started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Franco Foda played with: Daniel Bachmann, Christopher Trimmel , Stefan Posch , Martin Hinteregger , David Alaba , Stefan Ilsanker , Florian Grillitsch , Konrad Laimer , Marcel Sabitzer , Marco Grüll and Ercan Kara .
They had on the bench: Alexander Schlager, Kevin Danso, Alessandro Schöpf, Heinz Lindner, Dejan Ljubičić, Louis Schaub, Phillipp Mwene, Florian Kainz , Michael Gregoritsch , Karim Onisiwo , Yusuf Demir and Maximilian Wöber.
Austria made 4 changes: E. Kara for L. Schaub (72′), S. Ilsanker for K. Onisiwo (72′), M. Grull for M. Gregoritsch (83′) and K. Laimer for F. Kainz (83′).
Best player: Florian Grillitsch
The player that probably impressed the most for Austria was Florian Grillitsch.
His rating iswith 81 passes (83% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 13 duels out of 19.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the WC Qualification Europe.
- Kazakhstan – Finland – 0-2
- Portugal – Luxembourg – 5-0
- Serbia – Azerbaijan – 3-1
- Bulgaria – Northern Ireland – 2-1
- Lithuania – Switzerland – 0-4
- Kosovo – Georgia – 1-2
- Sweden – Greece – 2-0
- Denmark – Austria – 1-0
- Faroe Islands – Scotland – 0-1
- Israel – Moldova – 2-1
- Albania – Poland – 0-1
- England – Hungary – 1-1