Experience the full match replay and highlights of the enthralling clash between Austria and Germany, a riveting encounter falling under the category of International Friendlies 2023.
Commencing at 19:45 GMT on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, the match unfolded under the watchful officiation of Slavko Vincic, the esteemed referee from Slovenia. The vibrant setting for this football spectacle was none other than the illustrious Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Wien.
Relive the action, the strategic maneuvers, and the standout moments as Austria and Germany engaged in a friendly battle, providing football enthusiasts with an unforgettable display of skill and competition. The essence of this encounter is encapsulated in the replay and highlights, allowing fans to savor every thrilling instance at their convenience.
Austria vs Germany Full Match Reports
Austria notched their ninth triumph in the last 12 encounters with a compelling 2-0 victory over the 2024 UEFA European Championship hosts, Germany, at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion.
Already assured of their spot in the upcoming Euros, Austria exhibited an energetic start in Vienna, with Kevin Trapp thwarting Christoph Baumgartner within the initial two minutes. In contrast, the German side, featuring the oldest-selected XI in the last 23 years, struggled to challenge Austrian goalkeeper Alexander Schlager in a lopsided opening quarter-hour. The hosts renewed their threat on Trapp’s goal in the 16th minute when Michael Gregoritsch’s one-on-one effort was denied by the Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper. Nevertheless, Trapp couldn’t prevent Austria from rightfully taking the lead just before the half-hour mark as Marcel Sabitzer calmly slotted home at the near post following a swift counter-attack.
Unimpressed by the lackluster attacking display in the first half, Germany’s manager, Julian Nagelsmann, made a decisive substitution, replacing the ineffective Niclas Füllkrug with veteran striker Thomas Müller. However, the visitor’s strategy unraveled shortly after the restart when Leroy Sané received a straight red card for violent conduct following an altercation with Phillipp Mwene. Gregoritsch missed an opportunity to double Austria’s lead in the 64th minute, denied by a brilliant save. Nevertheless, his exquisite backheel set up Baumgartner to elegantly loft the ball over the advancing Trapp.
Austria controlled the remainder of the match, securing a victory that signifies consecutive head-to-head successes for Das Team. With their final match of 2023 concluded, Austria now enjoys an extended break into the new year. Meanwhile, Germany’s winless streak extends to three matches, albeit all in the friendly format.
Player of the Match: Christoph Baumgartner (Austria).