0-3: Rangnick debuts by hitting Croatia

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0-3: Rangnick debuts by hitting Croatia

German Ralf Rangnik’s debut as Austria’s coach ended this Friday in Osijek with an unexpected 0-3 in favor of the Alpine team against Croatia’s Luka Modric, world runner-up, in a group 1 match of League A of the Nations League.

Austria, where Real Madrid player David Alaba is missing, were successful in attack and were able to prevent the first initial attack by a gray Croatia who lowered their arms in the second half.

CROATIA

03

Austria

Croatia, 0: Ivusic; Juranovic, Pongrasic, aleta-Car, Sosa (Barisic, 45 ‘); Kovačić, Brozovic, Pašalic (Vlasic, 57 ‘); Kramaric (Budimir, 57 ‘), Majer (Modric, 57’), Brekalo
Austria, 3: Lindner – Danso, Trauner, Wöber (Friedl, 76 ‘); Lainer, X. Schlager, Sabitzer, Laimer (Trimmel, 45 ‘), Weimann (Ba, 45’)

Goals: 0-1, Arnautovic (51 ‘); 0-2, Gregoritsch (54 ‘); 0-3, Sabitzer (57 ‘)

Referee: Chris Kavanagh (England). He advised visiting Schlager (28 ‘) and local Caleta-Car (73’).

Incidents: Match match on the first day of the Nations League qualifier played at the Gradski Stadium in Osijek (Croatia) before 17,061 spectators

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Rangnick’s staff came out to dominate the duel with a spirited start to the game that was very close, marked by the force of Austrian forward pressure and the tactical faults of the locals, forcing the team’s defenders to risk the ball in Croatian on many occasions.

The possession quickly moved into Brozovic’s boots, connecting between the lines with Kramaric to threaten on several occasions an Austrian team that was well planted on defense and only missed a good chance that was not announced by Pasalić after twenty minutes of the match.

Schlager was the most active midfielder for the Austrians in a turbulent first half, with Wöber and Sabitzer gradually favoring Austria until Arnautovic scored a powerful shot from outside the area into a pass from Onisiwo that could not be reached. by Ivusic at the time (40). ‘).

Rangnick was surprised at the break by removing the scorer from the goal of a Gregoristch who, shortly after the start of the second half, scored a second pass from Wöber in front of the Balkan defense’s defensive passivity (53 ‘) .

Soon, Sabitzer’s goal came, a whiplash being adjusted to the left post again from a pass from a fireproof Wöber against a very outmatched Croatia in the second half (56 ’).

Dalic was also surprised, paying dearly for the absence of Luka Modri ​​in the starting eleven.

The wizard from Zadar was applauded by the home crowd when he arrived on the pitch shortly after the third goal and helped a bit to improve his team’s face, especially in the creation attack.

Only Alaba is missing in the party, which Rangnick intended for the match against Denmark, a team that left them in direct passage to the World Cup in Qatar and that will now be faced by the Austrians this Monday launched and intend to revenge.

Source: La Verdad

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