Austria started off well in the European Nations football championship in their home capital, Vienna, on Wednesday (4 September) when they beat Wales two goals to one.
GV Austria kicking from right to left in white strip attack towards Welsh goal as crowd look on (2 shots)
GV Wales attacking and score goal, Griffiths heads in
GTV Action replay
GV PAN Second half. Wales kicking from right to left. Free kick to Wales and ball is kicked over bar (2 shots)
Corner to Austria and Roberts head off line and ball is cleared (Austria has scored off camera), caption shows score at this stage of 1-1 (2 shots)
GV Austria attack, general play outside and around Welsh penalty area: ball is kicked through and is scrambled by Kranki into Welsh net for 2nd Austrian goal
GTV Action replay of previous shot
SV & GV Referee blows final whistle and caption showing final score (2 shots)
Initials BB/2344 WLW/DW/BB/0002
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Background: Austria started off well in the European Nations football championship in their home capital, Vienna, on Wednesday (4 September) when they beat Wales two goals to one. But it was only in the last 25 minutes that they did it -- with goals by Kreuz and Kranki. Wales had taken the lead ten minutes before half-time, when a mix-up between Austrian Krieger and his goalkeeper gave Welshman Griffiths a successful chance at goal.
Austria have been unbeaten in the Viennese Prater Stadium for three years. Other teams in their Cup grouping include Hungary and Luxembourg.
SYNOPSIS: Austria began well at the start of the European Nations championship in their home capital, Vienna, on Wednesday night when they beat Wales two goals to one. But it was the Welsh -- Kicking from left to right in the darker strip -- who gained the first advantage. A mix-up between Austrian Krieger and his goalkeeper gave Welshman Griffiths his chance -- and he took it to put Wales one goal ahead minutes before the interval.
Here's the goal again in slow motion.
Although they're a technically inferior side, Wales -- here kicking off in the second half -- also gained the credits in the first part of the game -- for they played a spirited and plucky game against the mightier Austrians, who have not lost a game in the Prater Stadium here for three years now. But in the lat twenty-five minutes Austria drew level. Kreuz was the scorer.
Shortly afterwards, Austria went ahead. It was krankl who scored the second -- and winning - goal.
And this is how he did it ... a little slower this time.
So Austria have a good start to their European Nations challenge. Also in the same grouping -- Hungary and Luxembourg.