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Euro 2024 – Poland 1-3 Austria: Marko Arnautovic penalty helps Ralf Rangnick’s facet to first win | Soccer Information

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Poland turned the primary nation to be knocked out of Euro 2024 following a 3-1 defeat to Austria.

Objectives from Gernot Trauner, Christoph Baumgartner and Marko Arnautovic sealed a formidable win for Ralf Rangnick’s facet in Berlin, which left their opponents with two defeats from their first two Group D fixtures.

And on account of the goalless draw between the Netherlands and France afterward within the night, Poland exited the competitors with one recreation to spare.

Austria began the sport at breakneck pace and their aggressive attacking method paid off inside 10 minutes, when Philipp Mwene clipped a cross to the close to submit, the place Trauner leapt to information in a cultured header.

The depth waned because the half went on, permitting Poland to start to mount a comeback; Nicola Zalewski rushed a shot over the bar, earlier than Philipp Lienhart diverted a shot from Piotr Zielinski away after which bravely put his head in the way in which of a cross to the close to submit from Przemyslaw Frankowski.

On the half-hour, they have been again in it. A cross from the left introduced a component of panic to the penalty space and, after Jan Bednarek’s shot was blocked by Trauner, Krzysztof Piatek seized management and tucked house the equaliser.

The Polish contingent within the stands obtained a carry when talisman Robert Lewandowski was launched with half an hour to play, however Austria have been quickly in entrance once more; Alexander Prass’ sweeping cross was dummied by Arnautovic and completed by Baumgartner.

It was job achieved after 78 minutes when Marcel Sabitzer was clumsily introduced down by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny within the field, which allowed ex-Stoke and West Ham frontman Arnautovic to complete coolly, be certain of the factors and kick-start Austria’s Euro 2024 marketing campaign.

Stats: Story of the match

Evaluation – Wonderful Austria are ones to observe

Sky Sports activities’ Sam Blitz:

Austria had a spot in lots of analysts’ Euro 2024 ‘darkish horses’ picks. You possibly can positively see why after their newest show.

Ralf Rangnick’s facet picked up their first win in opposition to Poland however did so in a really engaging model.

Full-backs Stefan Posch and Philipp Mwene have been arguably their greatest sources of assault. Sitting midfielders Nicolas Seiwald and Konrad Laimer generated a few of their greatest probabilities of the sport. Poland’s defence couldn’t cope with Christoph Baumgartner and Marcel Sabitzer’s operating and work within the half areas.

Now Austria stand getting ready to the knockout rounds and face an enormous recreation in opposition to the Netherlands to seal their place.

Getting second place could possibly be essential because it could possibly be England within the first knockout spherical in the event that they end third. However taking a look at how each groups are enjoying, would that be so unhealthy?

Thus far in Group D…


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