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  • Internationals
  • 6 February 2013, 7:45pm
  • Millennium Stadium
WalesWalesvAustriaAustria
2
  • Bale, 21
  • Vokes, 52
1
  • Janko, 75

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Match ends, Wales 2, Austria 1.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Wales 2, Austria 1.

90+2 mins:Attempt missed. Jakob Jantscher (Austria) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marc Janko with a headed pass.

90+1 mins:Hal Robson-Kanu (Wales) is shown the yellow card.

90+1 mins:David Alaba (Austria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90+1 mins:Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Wales).

90 mins:Attempt missed. Marc Janko (Austria) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Florian Klein with a cross.

88 mins:Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Wales).

88 mins:Franz Schiemer (Austria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88 mins:Substitution, Austria. Franz Schiemer replaces Markus Suttner.

87 mins:Foul by David Alaba (Austria).

87 mins:Chris Gunter (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86 mins:Corner, Austria. Conceded by Hal Robson-Kanu.

86 mins:Attempt blocked. Marko Arnautovic (Austria) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

85 mins:Christoph Leitgeb (Austria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85 mins:Foul by Joe Ledley (Wales).

85 mins:Foul by Florian Klein (Austria).

85 mins:Hal Robson-Kanu (Wales) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84 mins:Substitution, Wales. Simon Church replaces Jack Collison.

84 mins:Attempt blocked. Andy King (Wales) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Davies.

80 mins:Attempt missed. David Alaba (Austria) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.

76 mins:Attempt missed. Marko Arnautovic (Austria) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marc Janko.

76 mins:Substitution, Austria. Christoph Leitgeb replaces Veli Kavlak.

75 mins:Goal! Wales 2, Austria 1. Marc Janko (Austria) header from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic with a cross.

73 mins:Substitution, Wales. Chris Gunter replaces Adam Matthews.

71 mins:Attempt missed. Marko Arnautovic (Austria) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Zlatko Junuzovic.

70 mins:Attempt blocked. David Alaba (Austria) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.

67 mins:Offside, Austria. Sebastian Prödl tries a through ball, but Marc Janko is caught offside.

62 mins:Substitution, Austria. Jakob Jantscher replaces Andreas Weimann.

62 mins:Substitution, Austria. Zlatko Junuzovic replaces Andreas Ivanschitz.

61 mins:Offside, Wales. Adam Matthews tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

60 mins:Substitution, Wales. Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Gareth Bale.

59 mins:Corner, Austria. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.

59 mins:Attempt blocked. Marc Janko (Austria) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

54 mins:Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Wales) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Vokes.

52 mins:Goal! Wales 2, Austria 0. Sam Vokes (Wales) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gareth Bale with a cross.

51 mins:Attempt missed. Marc Janko (Austria) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

50 mins:Corner, Wales. Conceded by Marko Arnautovic.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Joe Ledley (Wales) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jack Collison.

48 mins:Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Wales) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Allen.

47 mins:Sam Vokes (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47 mins:Foul by Sebastian Prödl (Austria).

46 mins:Hand ball by Sam Vokes (Wales).

Second Half begins Wales 1, Austria 0.

45 mins:Substitution, Wales. Andy King replaces David Vaughan.

45 mins:Substitution, Wales. Sam Vokes replaces Craig Bellamy.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Wales 1, Austria 0.

45+1 mins:Attempt blocked. Marko Arnautovic (Austria) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Alaba.

45 mins:David Alaba (Austria) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

44 mins:Corner, Austria. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.

44 mins:Attempt blocked. Andreas Ivanschitz (Austria) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

39 mins:Florian Klein (Austria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

39 mins:Ben Davies (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39 mins:Foul by Florian Klein (Austria).

38 mins:Corner, Austria. Conceded by Boaz Myhill.

38 mins:Attempt saved. Sebastian Prödl (Austria) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andreas Ivanschitz with a cross.

37 mins:Foul by Ashley Williams (Wales).

37 mins:Marc Janko (Austria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36 mins:Attempt missed. Andreas Ivanschitz (Austria) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

36 mins:Attempt saved. Marko Arnautovic (Austria) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by David Alaba.

34 mins:Foul by Jack Collison (Wales).

34 mins:Florian Klein (Austria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34 mins:Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Wales) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33 mins:David Vaughan (Wales) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33 mins:Foul by Veli Kavlak (Austria).

32 mins:Attempt saved. Marko Arnautovic (Austria) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Alaba.

31 mins:Offside, Austria. Andreas Ivanschitz tries a through ball, but Marc Janko is caught offside.

30 mins:Foul by Joe Ledley (Wales).

30 mins:Andreas Ivanschitz (Austria) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30 mins:Corner, Austria. Conceded by Ben Davies.

30 mins:Attempt blocked. Emanuel Pogatetz (Austria) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andreas Ivanschitz with a cross.

29 mins:Foul by Joe Allen (Wales).

29 mins:Veli Kavlak (Austria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27 mins:Offside, Austria. Emanuel Pogatetz tries a through ball, but Marc Janko is caught offside.

26 mins:Ben Davies (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26 mins:Foul by Veli Kavlak (Austria).

26 mins:Joe Allen (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26 mins:Foul by David Alaba (Austria).

21 mins:Goal! Wales 1, Austria 0. Gareth Bale (Wales) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Allen following a fast break.

21 mins:Gareth Bale (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21 mins:Foul by Markus Suttner (Austria).

17 mins:Joe Ledley (Wales) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17 mins:Foul by Sebastian Prödl (Austria).

16 mins:Attempt missed. Craig Bellamy (Wales) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David Vaughan.

14 mins:Foul by Ben Davies (Wales).

14 mins:Andreas Weimann (Austria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11 mins:Attempt blocked. Marko Arnautovic (Austria) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andreas Ivanschitz.

9 mins:Attempt saved. Andreas Ivanschitz (Austria) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Alaba.

6 mins:Gareth Bale (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6 mins:Foul by Veli Kavlak (Austria).

4 mins:Foul by Andreas Weimann (Austria).

4 mins:Jack Collison (Wales) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3 mins:Offside, Wales. Ben Davies tries a through ball, but Craig Bellamy is caught offside.

3 mins:Attempt missed. Sebastian Prödl (Austria) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

2 mins:Corner, Austria. Conceded by Gareth Bale.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Internationals
  • 6 February 2013, 7:45pm
  • Millennium Stadium
WalesWalesvAustriaAustria
2
  • Bale, 21
  • Vokes, 52
1
  • Janko, 75

match report

Gareth Bale inspired Wales to a 2-1 win over Austria in their friendly at the Liberty Stadium.

Bale set Wales on their way with the opener in the first half before creating the second for half-time substitute Sam Vokes early in the second half.

Marc Janko set up a tense finale by pulling a goal back for Austria 15 minutes from time, but Wales held on for a morale-boosting win ahead of next month's World Cup qualifying double-header against Scotland and Croatia.

Austria almost got off to a flying start after just three minutes when Adam Matthews had to be alert to clear Marko Arnautovic's effort from a corner off the line.

Craig Bellamy, who has missed Wales' opening four World Cup qualifiers, had a chance to open the scoring on 16 minutes when he latched onto David Vaughan's pass, but the Cardiff forward failed to hit the target.

Wales made the breakthrough on 21 minutes when man of the moment Bale netted his 10th international goal for his country.

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen picked out Bale with a fine through ball and the Spurs ace took the pass under control before firing home past Robert Almer in the Austria goal.

Wales had a lucky escape just past the half hour mark when West Ham new boy Emanuel Pogatetz bundled the ball home from Janko's header, but the goal was controversially ruled out for offside as replays showed it was the wrong decision.

The dangerous Arnautovic then forced Boaz Myhill into a fine save with a fierce swerving shot from distance on 36 minutes.

Austria were unlucky not to draw level on the stroke of half-time when David Alaba saw his stunning volley come back off the post with Myhill beaten.

Wales doubled their lead on 52 minutes when Bale turned creator to cross for substitute Vokes to powerfully head home.

Austria pulled a goal back 15 minutes from time when Alaba and Arnautovic combined and the latter crossed for Janko to head home at the far post.

team line-up

1Boaz Myhill
2Adam Matthews73
6Ashley Williams
5Sam Ricketts
3Ben Davies
10David Vaughan45
4Joe Ledley
7Joe Allen
11Gareth Bale60
9Jack Collison84
8Craig Bellamy45

substitutes

18Simon Church84
19Sam Vokes45
20Hal Robson-Kanu60
21Jason Brown
15James Wilson
17Andy King45
16Chris Gunter73
12Owain Williams
13Craig Davies
14Jazz Richards

referee

Menashe Masiah

team line-up

1Robert Almer
4Emanuel Pogatetz
15Sebastian Prödl
13Markus Suttner88
17Florian Klein
7Marko Arnautovic
6Andreas Ivanschitz62
9Andreas Weimann62
8David Alaba
19Veli Kavlak76
21Marc Janko

substitutes

20Philipp Hosiner
16Jakob Jantscher62
22Franz Schiemer88
23Lukas Königshofer
5Christian Fuchs
10Zlatko Junuzovic62
2György Garics
3Aleksandar Dragovic
14Julian Baumgartlinger
11Marcel Sabitzer
18Christoph Leitgeb76
12Heinz Lindner

referee

Menashe Masiah

match stats

possession %4752
shots on target25
shots off target39
corners16
tackles won912
offsides23