Football: Soccer-Denmark edge Austria after power outage in Vienna delays game

VIENNA (Reuters) – Jens Stryger Larsen’s late winner guided Denmark to a nervy 2-1 win over Austria in their UEFA Nations League group match on Monday after kickoff was delayed by 90 minutes attributable to a power outage in Vienna.

The game ultimately kicked off at 10:15 p.m. native time after power was restored, however not earlier than the followers on the Ernst-Happel-Stadion entertained themselves with a Mexican wave utilizing the lights on their cellphones.

After a cagey begin, Denmark took the lead in the twenty seventh minute when midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg began the transfer with a move out to the precise flank and sprinted into the field to get on the receiving finish of Rasmus Kristensen’s cross to attain.

But Ralf Rangnick’s Austria dominated after the restart and their persistence with the excessive press ultimately paid off when the house facet nicked the ball off keeper Kasper Schmeichel in Denmark’s field earlier than Xaver Schlager fired residence the equaliser.

Marko Arnautovic, taking part in his one centesimal game for Austria, hit the publish after rounding Schmeichel and Denmark made him pay in the 84th minute when Larsen curled a shot previous the keeper to seize the winner, scored on the stroke of midnight.

The outcome moved Denmark to the highest of Group A1 with six factors from two video games whereas Austria are second after France had been held to a 1-1 draw away at Croatia earlier on Monday.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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