Kristensen condemns Austria to defeat

Assist in delayed encounter

It wasn't until past midnight when the final whistle sounded at the Ernst Happel Stadium and Denmark could celebrate their 2-1 win against Austria. A power cut in Vienna led to the UEFA Nations League clash being delayed for a full 90 minutes.

When the lights were finally back on, two Red Bulls faced one another. Nici Seiwald started in the centre of midfield for the hosts, with Rasmus Kristensen taking charge of Denmark's right flank. The latter provided the assist for the opening goal - in the 28th minute his deflected cross was met by Pierre Emile Hojbjerg to put Denmark 1-0 up. 

The game then became an end-to-end encounter, in which Austria equalised and spurned several chances to take the lead before Denmark pounced late on via Jens Stryger Larsen (84'). 

Interestingly, Max Wöber came into the game in the 78th minute and was deployed, as he had been against Croatia, as a left full-back with attacking intent.


Also in action yesterday was Luka Sucic. Having been in action with the Croatian U21 team recently, the 19-year-old was called up for the full squad for the Nations League encounter with France. Sucic was brought on as a substitute in the 79th minute for veteran playmaker Luka Modric and promptly set up a penalty for Croatia - giving Andrej Kramaric the chance to equalise for 1-1. The two sides therefore shared the spoils.

There is one Red Bull in international action today. Here is an overview of the days to come:

  • Nico Mantl (Germany) | U21 European qualifier v Poland (Tuesday 18:00, ProSieben MAXX)
  • Luka Sucic (Croatia) | U21 European qualifier v Estonia (Wednesday 18:00)
  • Noah Okafor (Switzerland) | UEFA Nations League v Spain (Thursday 20:45, DAZN)
  • Benjamin Sesko (Slovenia) | UEFA Nations League v Norway (Thursday 20:45, DAZN)
  • Mohamed Camara, Sekou Koita, Daouda Guindo (Mali) | African Cup Qualifying vs. South Sudan (Thursday 15:00)