NL B Grp 3
Date: 5 p.m. Nov. 18, 2018
Venue: Windsor Park

Corry Evans 57' -
Scored: 57'


Scored: 49'
- Xaver Schlager 49'

Scored: 90'
- Valentino Lazaro 90' + 3'

Live Updates for Northern Ireland -v- Austria

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Northern Ireland and Austria.

90' + 3'

GOAL!

Heartbreak for the home team as Valentino Lazaro scores for Austria in injury time. What a goal. He got the ball on the left on the edge of the area and shifted it onto his right before curling a beaut into the top corner.

90'

Two more minutes here.

88'

Substitution

Patrick McNair replaces Corry Evans for Northern Ireland.

79'

Yellow Card

David Alaba is booked for Austria.

79'

Yellow Card

Liam Boyce is booked for Northern Ireland.

74'

Substitution

Gavin Whyte replaces Niall McGinn for Northern Ireland.

74'

Substitution

Kyle Lafferty replaces Liam Boyce for Northern Ireland.

73'

David Alaba shots over this time off a Marko Arnautovic pass after the West Ham player held the ball up nicely for the Bayern Munich man.

71'

Substitution

Marko Arnautovic replaces Michael Gregoritsch for Austria.

70'

Austria move the ball through Michael Gregoritsch and Xaver Schlager to set up David Alaba for a shot. Trevor Carson dives to his left but thankfully for him the ball goes by his post for a goal kick. Last bit of action for Gregoritsch.

65'

Women in front of the press box has a small child sitting on her lap. I think it might be a #humanhotwaterbottle as it is a chilly enough seven degrees in Belfast this evening. 

60'

57'

GOAL!

Corry Evans scores for Northern Ireland after a great run through the centre saw him got on the end of a delightfully weighted Jordan Jones pass  to shoot and, with the help of an Austrian deflection, score for the home side.

53'

Steven Davis finds some room in the box to get his shot away but not enough room to take it on target as an Austrian leg gets in the way. 

52'

Yellow Card

Julian Baumgartlinger is booked for Austria.

49'

GOAL!

Xaver Schlager scores for Austria sweeping the ball home with his left foot from the edge of the area after a sweeping Austrian move down the left. The visitors run to celebrate in front of the sizeable away support here in Windsor Park. Harsh on Northern Ireland and Michael O'Neill will not be happy with the start to the second half. 

46'

Substitution

Peter Zulj replaces Stefan Ilsanker for Austria.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Northern Ireland and Austria has started.

45' + 2'

Half Time

It is half-time between Northern Ireland and Austria.

45'

We will have one more minute at least of added time.

44'

Niall McGinn's right foot free kick seemed destined for the top corner but just drifts wide of the Austrian goal.

41'

Corner Kick

Northern Ireland have won a corner kick. Niall McGinn will take it.

37'

The Austrian big man up front MIcahel Gregoritsch is looking a bit lonely. He is no Toni Polster.

36'

Home team have had 55% possession.

35'

Corner Kick

Valentino Lazaro with an error off a Stuart Dallas long throw and Northern Ireland have won a corner kick. Pressure beginning to build on the visitors.

33'

Stefan Ilsanker sinks the ball down Stuart Dallas throat to a collective groan from the crowd but the Leeds player is now back on his feet.

33'

Bit of pinball in the Austrian box after one of those dangerous Michael Smith long throws.

32'

Liam Boyce has got a knock and gets some physio attention but he should be good to go again. 

30'

#managerwatch Michael O'Neill is wearing a dark charcoal suit with white shit and black leather shoes. Franco Foda has a dark grey suit with his manager coat over it. He's gone with the black leather shoes too.

26'

Corner Kick

Steven Davis' free kick is headed behind by Martin Hinteregger and Northern Ireland have won a corner kick. Niall McGinn will take it, whipping it across the box but a green shirt can't get their head on it. the noise is rising here. "The Ulster Boys are making all the noise" as the song goes.

20'

Corner Kick

Northern Ireland have won a corner kick. Niall McGinn will take it but he can't beat the first man at the front post.

18'

Great run by Stuart Dallas that sees David Alaba take him down with a clinical foul. 

14'

Corner Kick

Michael Gregoritsch lets fly with his left boot from 30 yards. It is a daisy cutter but requires Trevor Carson to dive full length low to his left to push it behind for a corner that David Alaba will take it but Northern Ireland clear.

14'

Alaba goes close with a free kick from just outide the peno area on the left. He looked for a corner but seems Trevor Carsen left it go just over the bar.

10'

4-2-3-1 for Das Team. David Alaba is playing wide left of the attacking three with Michael Gregoritsch, the Augsburg player, up top. I spent two weeks in Augsburg learning German. Lovely spot.

8'

There was a minutes applause - and Northern Ireland are wearing black armbands - in honour of their former kitman Derek McGinley who died. He worked with eight Northern Ireland managers during his time with the Norn Iron.

7'

Corner Kick

Northern Ireland have won a corner kick after Corry Evans' deflected shot is tipped over the bar by Heinz Linder. Michael Smith takes it short but Northern Ireland can't work a shooting chance.

4'

4-3-3 for Northern Ireland with Liam Boyce leading the line with Niall McGinn wide right and Jordan Jones on the left.

1'

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Northern Ireland and Austria has kicked off.

0'

"Sweet Caroline" oh-oh-oh ringing out around Windsor Park ahead of the teams coming out onto the pitch.

0'

My Leaving Cert German is being tested with the Austrian fan display. Looks like it says "Red-White-Red are our colours". Decent away contingent in the far corner of the stadium. 

0'

0'

Four changes for Franco Foda's Austrian side with Marko Arnautovic dropping to the bench along with Peter Zulj, Florian Kainz and Alessandro Schopf. Andreas Ulmer, Stefan Ilsanker, Michael Gregoritsch and Xaver Schlager come into the team.

0'

Five changes for Michael O'Neill from the game in Dublin. Gareth McAuley, a fortnight shy of his 39th birthday, comes into the starting XI along with Niall McGinn, Jordan Jones, Michael Smith and 'keeper Trevor Carson.

0'

0'

It is a Belgian officiating team today in Belfast with Jonathan Lardot the man in the middle.

0'

0'

Good afternoon from a sunny National Football Stadium at Windsor Park for today's UEFA Nations League B Group 3 game between Northern Ireland and Austria. Macdara Ferris here to take you through the game. I was at yesterday's pre-match press conference so you can check out my preview here and I'll put a tweet up with links to watch Michael O'Neill and Gareth McAuley had to say. 



Photo Gallery for Northern Ireland -v- Austria



Northern Ireland
Trevor Carson
Goalkeeper
Jonny Evans
Defender
Stuart Dallas
Defender
Gareth McAuley
Defender
Michael Smith
Defender
Corry Evans
57Scored: 57'
88'
88Subbed Off: 88'
Midfielder
Steven Davis
Midfielder
George Saville
Midfielder
Jordan Jones
Forward
Liam Boyce
74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
79Booked: 79'
Forward
Niall McGinn
74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
Forward

Substitutes
Aaron Hughes
Defender
Conor Hazard
Goalkeeper
Shane Ferguson
Midfield
Craig Cathcart
Defender
Kyle Lafferty
74'
74Subbed On: 74'
Forward
Josh Magennis
Forward
Michael McGovern
Goalkeeper
Conor McLaughlin
Defender
Patrick McNair
88'
88Subbed On: 88'
Defender
Adam Thompson
Defender
Kyle Vassell
Forward
Gavin Whyte
74'
74Subbed On: 74'
Midfield
Austria
Heinz Lindner
Goalkeeper
Andreas Ulmer
Defender
Stefan Lainer
Defender
Martin Hinteregger
Defender
Aleksandar Dragovic
Defender
Xaver Schlager
Midfielder
49Scored: 49'
Valentino Lazaro
Midfielder
90Scored: 90'
Stefan Ilsanker
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Julian Baumgartlinger
Midfielder
52Booked: 52'
David Alaba
Midfielder
79Booked: 79'
Michael Gregoritsch
Forward 71'
71Subbed Off: 71'

Substitutes
Peter Zulj
Midfield
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Kevin Wimmer
Defender
Richard Strebinger
Goalkeeper
Cican Stankovic
Goalkeeper
Alessandro Schopf
Midfield
Louis Schaub
Midfield
Tobias Kainz
Midfield
Marc Janko
Forward
Stefan Hierlander
Defender
Thomas Goiginger
Midfield
Marko Arnautovic
Midfield
71Subbed On: 71'
71'