Republic of Ireland 1 - 1 Austria | 2018 - FIFA World Cup | 2017783

FIFA World Cup Qualifying Round | Aviva Stadium, Dublin
11 June 2017 - 17:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 1 - 1 Austria

Walters(85) Full-time Hinteregger(31)
Republic of Ireland Austria

REPORT: Ireland 1-1 Austria - Unbeaten campaign continues

Republic of Ireland remained unbeaten in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign as Jonathan Walters’ strike ensured a point in a 1-1 draw.
11th Jun 2017

Martin Hinteregger had given Austria the lead in the first-half from a well-worked corner routine but Man of the Match Walters ensured a share of the points in the 84th minute. 

It was a cagey opening for Ireland in a tense Aviva Stadium atmosphere and they had to wait until the 22nd minute to create their first opening. Glenn Whelan’s through-ball was left by Walters for Stephen Ward on the left and after his cross was knocked back to Walters, he fired wide of the left-hand post.

Eight minutes later, Austria took the lead. David Alaba’s low corner found it’s way to Hinteregger who swept the ball home from 10 yards out to silence the Aviva Stadium. 

Martin O’Neill’s side needed to go up a level and after the break, they began to create chances. Duffy’s long-ball forward was knocked down by McClean and after Walters was tackled, Harry Arter fired a powerful shot wide of the left-hand post in the 54th minute.

Ireland continued to turn up the pressure on their Austrian opponents. Daryl Murphy was introduced and after he won the ball back 40 yards from goal, McClean picked up the ball, turned inside but fired narrowly wide in the 63rd minute. 

Wes Hoolahan was also introduced and almost created Ireland’s equaliser when he crossed from the right and Austrian full-back Stefan Lainer almost turned the ball into his own net but the keeper was alert with 20 minutes remaining.

Long had a header cleared off the line and McClean blasted wide five minutes before Ireland finally got the equaliser they deserved. Austrian centre-back Aleksander Dragovic let a long ball bounce and Walters beat him to the ball to produce a fine finish into the bottom corner with six minutes remaining.

Ireland piled forward in search of a late winner and they had the ball in the net again when Murphy’s header from a right-sided corner was blocked and the ball looped into the air to be turned home by Duffy but the referee awarded Austria a free-kick.

Teams 

Republic of Ireland: Randolph (GK), Christie, Whelan (C) (McGeady 76) , Brady, McClean, Hendrick, Ward, Long, Walters (Murphy 56), Duffy, Arter (Hoolahan 70).

Subs not used: Doyle (GK), Westwood (GK), Pearce, O’Shea, Keogh, O’Kane, Horgan, Hourihane, Hayes.

Austria: Lindner (GK), Lainer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Alaba, Kainz (Gregoritsch 89), Junuzovic (Grillitsch 78), Baumgartlinger (C), Prodl, Burgstaller (Harnik 74), Lazaro.

Subs not used: Bachmann (GK), Kuster (GK), Wimmer, Laimer, Stangl, Schaub, Klein, Danso,  Alar.

Referee: David Fernandez Borbalan (ESP)

MNT: Ireland v Austria Match-Day Information

The Republic of Ireland are ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Austria at Aviva Stadium on Sunday, June 4.
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10th Jun 2017

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Safety & Security
Supporters travelling to Aviva Stadium are advised to arrive at least one hour ahead of kick-off to get through security and they are reminded of new security measures:

- Aviva Stadium Management are introducing a “No Bag Policy” to all events in the stadium

- It is important that supporters do not bring any bags or rucksacks to the game

- Searching procedures will be in place at all entry points and because of this it is advisable all supporters arrive a little earlier than normal

- Extra Safety & Security measures will be in place at this fixture

Match Programme
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Live Coverage
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Republic of Ireland squad
Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph, Keiren Westwood, Colin Doyle
Defenders: Cyrus Christie, Alex Pearce, Richard Keogh, Shane Duffy, John O'Shea, Kevin Long, Stephen Ward
Midfielders: Aiden McGeady, Eunan O'Kane, Glenn Whelan, Harry Arter, Conor Hourihane, Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Daryl Horgan, Wes Hoolahan, Callum O'Dowda, James McClean, Jonny Hayes
Forwards: Jonathan Walters, Daryl Murphy

International Friendly Match
Republic of Ireland v Austria
Aviva Stadium, KO 17:00
Referee: David Jose Fernandez Borbalan (Spain)

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

23 Randolph (G) 2 Christie 6 Whelan (C) 10 Brady 11 McClean 13 Hendrick 17 Ward 18 Long 19 Walters 20 Duffy 22 Arter

Austria

1 Lindner (G) 2 Lainer 3 Dragović 4 Hinteregger 8 Alaba 9 Kainz 10 Junuzović 14 Baumgartlinger (C) 15 Prödl 19 Burgstaller 22 Lazaro

Substitutes

  • 23 Daniel Bachmann (G)
  • 12 Markus Kuster (G)
  • 5 Kevin Wimmer
  • 6 Konrad Laimer
  • 7 Florian Grillitsch
  • 11 Martin Harnik
  • 13 Stefan Stangl
  • 16 Louis Schaub
  • 17 Florian Klein
  • 18 Kevin Danso
  • 20 Michael Gregoritsch
  • 21 Deni Alar

Officials

  • Referee David Fernández Borbalán
  • Assistant Referee Raúl Cabanero
  • Assistant Referee Juan Yuste
  • 4th Referee José María Sanchez Martinez
  • Uefa Delegate Dane Jošt
  • Referee Observer Rene H.J. Temmink
  • Timothy Tuomey

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Zlatko Junuzović (Austria).
  • 4" Zlatko Junuzović (Austria) has an effort on goal.
  • 4" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 5" Kevin Long (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Guido Burgstaller (Austria).
  • 5" Julian Baumgartlinger (Austria) takes the free-kick.
  • 6" Aleksandar Dragović (Austria) fouls.
  • 6" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 7" David Alaba (Austria) takes the corner.
  • 8" Sebastian Prödl (Austria) is penalised for a foul on Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland).
  • 9" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 9" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 10" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 10" Julian Baumgartlinger (Austria) takes the free-kick.
  • 12" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 12" Aleksandar Dragović (Austria) takes the free-kick.
  • 14" Aleksandar Dragović (Austria) is penalised for a foul on Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland).
  • 15" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 15" Julian Baumgartlinger (Austria) blocks a shot.
  • 18" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aleksandar Dragović (Austria).
  • 19" Aleksandar Dragović (Austria) takes the free-kick.
  • 19" Zlatko Junuzović (Austria) delivers the corner.
  • 21" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 21" Sebastian Prödl (Austria) blocks a shot.
  • 23" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 26" David Alaba (Austria) is flagged for offside.
  • 28" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 28" Stefan Lainer (Austria) fouls.
  • 29" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Martin Hinteregger (Austria).
  • 30" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 30" Zlatko Junuzović (Austria) takes the corner.
  • 31" Florian Kainz (Austria) has a shot blocked.
  • 31" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 31" David Alaba (Austria) delivers the corner.
  • 31" Martin Hinteregger (Austria) scores!
  • 32" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Florian Kainz (Austria).
  • 33" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 33" Julian Baumgartlinger (Austria) takes the free-kick.
  • 36" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 40" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 40" Kevin Long (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 40" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 43" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 44" Zlatko Junuzović (Austria) is penalised for a foul on Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 45" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Martin Hinteregger (Austria).
  • 46" Martin Hinteregger (Austria) takes the free-kick.
  • 46" Sebastian Prödl (Austria) fouls.
  • 47" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 48" David Alaba (Austria) misses the target.
  • 49" Zlatko Junuzović (Austria) has a shot blocked.
  • 49" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 49" Julian Baumgartlinger (Austria) is penalised for a foul on Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland).
  • 51" Sebastian Prödl (Austria) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland).
  • 53" Martin Hinteregger (Austria) misses the target.
  • 55" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 56" Daryl Murphy (in) - Stephen Ward (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 57" Martin Hinteregger (Austria) fouls.
  • 58" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 58" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 59" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 60" Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 60" Stefan Lainer (Austria) blocks a shot.
  • 61" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Stefan Lainer (Austria).
  • 61" Aleksandar Dragović (Austria) takes the free-kick.
  • 64" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 70" Zlatko Junuzović (Austria) takes the corner.
  • 70" Guido Burgstaller (Austria) misses the target.
  • 71" Wes Hoolahan (in) - Harry Arter (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 72" Kevin Long (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Guido Burgstaller (Austria).
  • 72" David Alaba (Austria) takes the free-kick.
  • 72" David Alaba (Austria) misses the target.
  • 73" Heinz Lindner (Austria) blocks a shot.
  • 75" Martin Harnik (in) - Guido Burgstaller (out) (Austria)
  • 77" Aiden McGeady (in) - Glenn Whelan (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 78" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 78" Valentino Lazaro (Austria) blocks a shot.
  • 79" Florian Grillitsch (in) - Zlatko Junuzović (out) (Austria)
  • 80" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 80" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 80" Kevin Long (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 80" Stefan Lainer (Austria) blocks a shot.
  • 83" Cyrus Christie (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 84" Heinz Lindner (Austria) takes the free-kick.
  • 84" Florian Grillitsch (Austria) has a shot blocked.
  • 84" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 84" Florian Grillitsch (Austria) has an effort on goal.
  • 84" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 85" David Alaba (Austria) takes the corner.
  • 85" Martin Harnik (Austria) has a shot blocked.
  • 85" Kevin Long (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 85" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 87" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 87" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 87" Florian Grillitsch (Austria) blocks a shot.
  • 87" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 88" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 88" Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 88" Sebastian Prödl (Austria) blocks a shot.
  • 90" Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Florian Grillitsch (Austria).
  • 90" Sebastian Prödl (Austria) takes the free-kick.
  • 90" Michael Gregoritsch (in) - Florian Kainz (out) (Austria)
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Austria

Corners Won

6 6

Shots on Target

1 3

Shots off Target

9 4

Fouls Committed

13 9
  • Republic of Ireland

    Austria

  • 1Goals1
  • 2Yellow Card(s)0
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 1Shots on Goal3
  • 9Shots Wide4
  • 7Shot(s) Blocked4
  • 6Save(s)8
  • 17Total Shots11
  • 13Fouls Committed9
  • 6Corner(s)6
  • 2Offside(s)1