The Republic of Ireland play a draw with Austria in the World Cup qualifier
On 11th of June, the Republic of Ireland played a 1-1 draw against Austria in the World Cup Qualification Group D at the Aviva Stadium.
The opener was launched by Martin Hinteregger in the 31st minute from a corner attack.
Austria kept dominating until the late 2nd half before Republic’s Jon Walters fired an equaliser.
The Republic was near to doubling the score in the closing minutes, but Shane Duffy’s attack failed.
In the earlier match, Austria lost to Republic in Vienna and it seemed that this time they will overturn that result, but they were short from reaching their target, as the Republic manifested a better performance in the second half which has led them to victory.
After Hinteregger fired the first goal from David Alba’s corner move, it became the first time the home side conceded a goal at home in the World Cup Qualifying stages.
In the second half, the Irish showed a better game due to an active involvement of such players as Wes Hoolahan Auden McGeady and Daryl Murphy, who came out of substitution.
Hoolahan almost made the visitors score an own one when he fired the ball against Stefan Lainer, but the goalkeeper Heinz Lindner was in time to make a brilliant save.
The Austrians almost scored a second one with Florian Grillitsch’s shot, but it was denied from Randolph.
The Republic is still second in the Group D sharing the same amount of points with the 1st placed Serbia.