Marie-Therese Hubinger (62nd) and Katharina Naschenwing (68th) secured victory at home with a double. Team leader Foreman was still annoyed.
Austria’s national women’s soccer team also won the second international test match as part of the training course in April. The ÖFB kept the upper hand against the Czech Republic 2-0 (0-0) on Tuesday night at the Ergo Arena in Wiener Neustadt and left it victorious, as they did in the 3-2 win over Belgium on Good Friday. Marie-Therese Hubinger (62nd) and Katharina Naschenwing (68th) secured the win on home run with a double.
“It was a deserved win, but we made a lot of unforced errors on our own, which we definitely have to stop. Defenders particularly lacked accuracy in passing, so we took it easy. However, we created enough chances and more than that. In the end we got 2-0, which is a good thing like that,” summed up ÖFB boss Irene Fuhrmann in an interview with ORF.
The players were self-critical. “We have to be more consistent over the course of the 90 minutes, avoid scoring chances and use our chances more consistently,” said Hubinger. “We didn’t have a good line-up in the first half, the last pass didn’t work well. We also have to create more chances,” Nashenwing added.
Foreman made three changes from the win over the Belgians. In place of captain Karina Weininger, Selina Dejean started at centre-back, Sarah Bontigam moved into midfield for Laura Versinger and Victoria Pinther preferred Nicole Bella up front. Things did not go as planned from the start, apart from offside goals from Marina Georgieva (11) and Benther (15), there was little danger in attack. It was also Benther who should have taken the lead shortly before half-time, but he put the ball to a draw from four meters (44 min).
At that point, Georgieva was already out, having left the field prematurely in the 33rd minute with a groin problem. As a result, Versinger made her 105th international appearance earlier than planned, and Bontigam returned to defence. Versinger Legener Frankfurt took the lead immediately after the second half, which was ruined by a defense made by the Czech goalkeeper (50th). Immediately after that, Benther hit the goal again from offside (51′).
As the second half progressed, the hosts were able to convert their advantage into goals. Hoppinger happily collected the ball from the 16th corner and volleyed into the far corner with a fine shot. It was the 21-year-old FC Zurich’s seventh goal in her 28th cap. Six minutes later, Nashenwing hit the near corner with his left hand after Kolb’s pass from a tight angle. The Austrians, with whom Lilly Bortscheller made her debut after the 83rd minute, won with a score of 2-0, as they did in the last duel in March 2018. In the sixth meeting with the world No. 27. There was a third victory.
The ÖFB selection has three wins so far this year, with one defeat. Another test in front of home fans will follow in July before the Nations League kicks off in the autumn. In the run-up to the match, Jasmin Eder (55 caps) and Stefanie Enzinger (30), who both retired from the national team, were honored by UEFA’s interim president Johann Gartner and UA sports director Peter Schötel, as well as Feiersinger afterwards. . 100 caps.
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