Austria took the lead twice in Scotland with goals from VfB Stuttgart legionnaire Sasa Kalajdzic, and the Scots equalized twice. Thus, the ÖFB team starts with a draw in the World Cup qualification.
Scotland and Austria split at the beginning of the World Cup qualification in Glasgow with a 2-2 draw.
The guests took the lead twice through Stuttgart striker Kalajdzic, but Hanley and McGinn with a spectacular overhead kick in the final phase each equalized for Scotland in a game that was not exactly high-class.
Due to the fairly balanced odds, the draw is ultimately okay, especially since Austria got a little weaker after good approaches in both halves as the match continued and the Scots kept coming back into the match.
“I will never forget this day,” declared Kalajdzic after the final whistle ORF-Interview. “We defended properly, I don’t want to blame anyone. When he equalized, he thought for a moment that he was Zlatan and hit the overhead kick. It’s bitter.”
Kalajdzic: “He thought for a moment that he was Zlatan”
On Sunday at 8:45 p.m. Austria continues against the Faroe Islands. Further investigations should show whether Sabitzer can be used. “We absolutely have to win on Sunday,” said Foda.