Monday, 30. March 2015
20. 08. 08. - 11:00
Austria's Under-21 footballers made a cheeky finish against the Republic of Ireland (ROI) when they snuck an equaliser in the very last moment of the game.
ROI lead for most of the match - which was played just outside Vienna in Wiener Neudorf - after Keith Treacy's first half strike but the home side grabbed an unlikely equaliser in the 93rd minute when substitute Christoph Saurer curled the ball around Ireland keeper Stephen Henderson from short distance.
Saurer only received a call-up by manager Manfred Zsak because of injury to his first choice player.
The ROI dominated the friendly and thought that they had done enough to secure victory.
It took half an hour for Austria to create its first chance to score when Austria Vienna striker Rubin Okotie scuffed his shot wide from six yards. Okotie almost made amends 10 minutes later when he turned on the edge of the box and shot, but keeper Shane Redmond,was equal to the challenge.
Four minutes after the re-start it was Austrian goalkeeper Robert Olejnik who was at full stretch to palm away Alan Judge's long range effort.
It was another long-range effort that had Olejnik scrambling on 68 minutes, this time from James Ryan after the Ireland midfielder spotted the goalkeeper off his line and struck from 35 yards - only for Olejnik to turn it around the post for a corner.
The Irish contained the Austrians superbly in the second half and thought that they had done enough to win until LASK Linz midfielder Saurer struck with the last kick of the match.
- - -
Austria U-21: Robert Olejnik, Franz Schiemer (captain), Niklas Hoheneder, Julian Baumgartlinger (Christoph Saurer, 62"), Florian Klein, Zlatko Junuzovic (Emin Sulimani, 28"), Marko Arnautovic, Christopher Drazan (Michael Madl 46"), Veli Kavlak, Rubin Okotie (Michael Stanislaw, 75") Harun Erbek (Andreas Schicker 46")
Republic of Ireland U-21: Shane Redmond (Stephen Henderson 46"), Seamus Coleman, Michael Liddle (Simon Madden, 73") Michael Spillane, Darren Dennehy (Garry Breen, 46"), James Ryan, Alan Judge, Stephen Gleeson (Josh O`Keefe 46"), Andrew Jackson (Padraig Amond, 63"), James Berrett, Keith Treacy (captain) (Karl Moore, 51")
Semmering Offers 50% Discount To Selected Heroes
The Magic Mountain Semmering will hold two Weeks of Heroes from 1st to 14th March as Panhans Holding Group says thank you to safety and well-being volunteers and professionals.
Skier Survived Almost Two Hours Buried Alive
A skier had a miracle escape after being buried under two metres of snow for nearly two hours during an avalanche in Austria, it was revealed last night.
Puppies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase In Back Of Van
A litter of puppies destined for a dog farm was rescued after being found stuffed inside suitcases in the back of a van.
Kangaroo That Hopped It Spotted In Garden
Austrian police investigating reports of an escaped kangaroo have been given concrete proof after a local woman managed to photograph the animal in her back garden.
First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.
Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.
Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Conchita Wurst Graces This Years Life Ball Poster|
|Curvy Conwoman With A Lot Of Front Busted By Cops|
|Uncle Hung Boy From Fence As Punishment|
|Handsome Policeman Causes Stampede Of Female Admirers|
|Tree House Takes Root In Italian Town|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.