Gilette Brasil Global Tour
November 18, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
Ernst-Happel-Stadion — Wien
Referee:‬ W. Collum‎
Attendance:‬ 48500‎
David Luiz 64′
Full time in Vienna as the referee eventually brings the play to an end. Brazil continue their excellent winning run since the World Cup and extend in to six games with a narrow win 2-1 over Austria. A poor first half brightened up after the break and Brazil took the lead through David Luiz, only to be pegged back by a Dragovic penalty. The match winner proved to be substitute, Roberto Firmino, who sent a terrific strike into the top right corner. I'm Martin Macdonald, thanks for joining us, see you next time!
It looks like the ref is continuing play beyond the 93rd minute. Austria given an extra chance here!
90' + 2'
Substitution Neymar Jr. Marquinhos
90' + 1'
Three minutes added on from the referee as Austria look to salvage their nine match unbeaten run. Something was always going to give tonight as both sides were protecting a good run, and it is the hosts who will need to regroup after this one.
It is doubtful we'll see too much added time here as the fourth official prepares to let the crowd know. We have indeed seen three goals, but there's not been too many lengthy stoppages.
Substitution Martin Harnik Sebastian Prödl
A likely last throw of the dice from Austria as they make a late change. Harnik is the man coming off and he'll be replaced by Sebastian Prodl. The substitute has about five minutes or so to make an impact.
That really was a goal worth of winning any match never mind an international friendly. Austria responded really well when they went behind the first time, but they are running out of time for a similar response.
Assist Filipe Luis
Goal Roberto Firmino
GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLL FOR BRAZIL!! WHAT A STRIKE FROM FIRMINO! The substitute collects the ball from Filipe and then smashes a tremendous shot into the top right corner from 25 yards! Two-one!
Substitution Fernandinho Casemiro
It is another change from Brazil this time as Fernandinho is replaced by Casemiro. Neither a positive nor negative change from Dunga as that will be a like-for-like replacement in the middle of midfield.
Just over 10 minutes remaining in this friendly clash and both sides will reckon they are still in with a shout of winning this. Play has slowed down slightly in the past couple of moments but I'm sure we'll see some more goalmouth action before the end!
Substitution Oscar Fred
Substitution Marko Arnautovic Andreas Ulmer
Both sides make a change here as both managers react quickly to that equaliser. Andreas Ulmer replaces Arnautovic for Austria and Fred replaces penalty conceder, Oscar, for Brazil.
Penalty Goal Aleksandar Dragovic
GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL FOR AUSTRIA!!! THAT'S THE EQUALISER! Dragovic steps up and cooly converts into the bottom corner past Diego Alves! One-one!
PENALTY TO AUSTRIA!!! Weimann makes an instant impact as he goes on a penetrating run into the box, only to be scythed down by Oscar! Terribly timed tackle and a definite spotkick!
Substitution Zlatko Junuzovic Andreas Weimann
Austria go ahead and make their third change now as the substitutions come thick and fast from both sides. Junuzovic is the man coming off and he'll be replaced by Aston Villa attacker, Andreas Weimann.
This has been a great response from the home side here! They went a goal down just a few minutes ago but they have already looked the most dangerous they have been so far in the match. Brazil just need to curb the ascendancy at the moment!
Luiz's clearance goes to Arnautovic though! The Stoke attacker cuts inside on his right foot and aims a strike towards the top right corner, but a wicked deflection sees the attempt go behind for a corner kick!
Harnik breaks away from his position in midfield to rush down the right before driving into the box. He swings a superb cross into the box but there are no takers for Austria! Luiz eventually clears!
Assist Oscar
Goal David Luiz
GOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL FOR BRAZIL! THE SELECAO OPEN THE SCORING! Oscar whips a teasing corner kick into the box and David Luiz bullies Ilsanker off the ball to squeeze a header past the defender on the line! One-nil!
Substitution Willian Douglas Costa
Substitution Luiz Adriano Roberto Firmino
Well actually it looks like its a double change. Luiz Adriano comes off also and he'll be replaced by Roberto Firmino. The Hoffenheim attacker is generally placed in an attacking midfield role, so this may signal Neymar going up top.
And here comes one now. Willian, who has displayed his electric pace at times but not often enough, is withdrawn for Douglas Costa, who will be looking to impress down that right wing.
Just about 60 minutes into the match now and suffice to say that the bright openings from both sides have been diluted into the dreaded friendly formula. Brazil and Austria going through the motions at the moment, but hopefully some changes will breath some life into the contest.
Diego Alves risks the wrath of his coach Dunga by deciding to venture off his line with possession at his feet. He actually does well to evade the challenge of Sabitzer, but it was probably too close for comfort.
Oscar takes Brazil up the left wing and eventually earns a corner kick. He himself takes the set piece but it is disappointing and the Austria substitute Ozcan comes off his line to claim.
Substitution Rubin Okotie Marcel Sabitzer
Austria make their second change in quick succession as Okotie, whose only real contribution to the match has been his handball in the first minute, is replaced by Marcel Sabitzer.
Still no signs after the break that either side will open the scoring quickly. It looks like a lack of movement up top combined with some solid defending has been the problem. Or has it been a lack of invention?
Oscar pops up in his favourite position in front of the defence and reverses a superb pass in to the feet of Neymar. The Barcelona man somehow comes away with the ball a few times but eventually surrenders possession after a tackle from Hinteregger.
Willian receives the ball to feet and aims to get beyond Fuchs to get a cross into the area, but ends up being stopped in his tracks by the Austria captain. The Brazilian wants a foul but the ref waves play on.
Substitution Robert Almer Ramazan Özcan
A change to report at the break and it is in goal for Austria. Almer comes off to be replaced by Ramazan Ozcan.
We are back under way in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion!
Half time in Vienna. It has certainly been a competitive affair so far between Austria and Brazil but the defences have been on top as both sides struggle to find much attacking openings. Despite the lack of goalmouth action though it has been an entertaining match for a friendly. Will we see a winner in the second half?
The Brazil bench are shouting for a penalty as Danilo goes down inside the box after a slight shove in the back from Fuchs. It would have been very harsh, and the ref shares the same view as he waves play on.
Fair play to the Austria fans as they are still in full voice despite the ascendancy of Brazil. Both sides have done okay, but the game has slightly been bereft of quality in the final third, as the nations battle for supremacy in more central areas.
That's lovely play from Oscar! He collects possession near the touchline and beautifully nutmegs Fuchs, but before he can latch on to his own ball he is taken out by a Kavlak/Fuchs sandwich! Free kick to Brazil deep in the Austrian half.
David Luiiiiiiz! The former Chelsea defender steps up to take a free kick with his signature instep, and then smashes the set piece towards goal. Just over! Really unlucky!
Fernandinho wins the ball well in midfield then slides a lovely pass down the right wing for Danilo, who gallops towards goal before attempting to whip a cross into the box. Fuchs is positioned well to block behind for a corner kick.
Austria have typically proved themselves to be a solid unit so far, but Brazil are just beginning to turn up the heat with an increased tempo in their passing in the final third. Despite this though, Almer has only really had to make one save.
Decent strike from Oscar. The Chelsea man, who has been relatively quiet so far, picks up possession 30 yards out and dances by a couple of challenges before lashing a right-footed shot at goal, but Almer gets down to make the comfortable save.
Arnautovic gets into a sticky situation in his own half as he is forced to retreat to near the corner flag with his back to goal, but he is bailed out by Fernandinho, who needlessly comes in to commit the foul with a shove into the back.
Substitution Miranda Thiago Silva
Some worrying scenes for Brazil and indeed Atletico Madrid here as Miranda wont be able to continue. The central defender just pulled up after awkwardly clearing out of the box, and he'll be replaced by Thiago Silva, who captained the side in the World Cup in the summer.
A real moment of worry for Dunga as Fuchs whips the resulting free kick from the Luiz foul into the box and off the inside of the post. Okotie was offside anyway but it still displayed a lack of solidity from Brazil. Let off the hook a little there!
That is surely a booking for Luiz? The PSG defender goes in extremely rashly on Harnik near the touchline but somehow escaped a yellow. The Austrian bench are demanding an answer why!
David Luiz collects possession at the back and takes advantage of the space ahead to stride forward a little. He looks for the run of Neymar in behind the full back but the slick surface means the ball goes straight through to the grateful Almer.
KLEIN! That was going places! The Austria right back gets into an advanced position up the pitch and latches on to a loose ball to smash a strike at goal, but Filipe is positioned well to make the important block!
The Austrian front four link up delightfully as they pop the ball around with pace in the middle of the park, moving their way up the pitch in the process. Who else but Luiz Gustavo breaks up the Austria ascendancy with a foul on Harnik. The Wolfsburg man has had quite a few of those already, but no booking!
Brazil have probably had the better of the possession so far but Austria have just began to claw themselves into contention in the past five minutes or so. Both sides looking more than capable of opening the scoring, but no goalkeeper tested greatly as of yet.
Arnautovic bursts down the left-hand side and looks to slide a pass inside to Junuzovic, but the latter ends up falling on the ball and conceding a free kick for shielding on the ground. Brazil take it quickly as they look to counterattack with pace.
Harnik collects the ball in midfield and attempts to stride forward to open up the game a little, but is scythed down by the challenge of Luis Gustavo. Austria get the free kick, which Fuchs takes, but this newly solid Brazilian defence clear the danger.
Brazil look to instigate an attack through the middle but before anything can come of it Neymar is brought down around 30 yards out. The former Santos star dusts himself off to take the set-piece, but sends it straight into the strong Austrian wall.
Willian, Neymar, and Oscar look to link up in the middle of the park with a couple of short, stabbed, passes, but the final ball out wide to the Barcelona man is just intercepted by Ilsanker. Possession is eventually put out by Brazil as Arnautovic is down injured.
Willian skips past a couple of challenges in the middle of the park before looking for the run in behind the defence of Luiz Adriano, but Dragovic is on hand to turn the danger away with a commanding header. Good defending there!
Yellow Card Rubin Okotie
GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL FOR AUSTRIA!!! WAIT! NO! The referee has blown his whistle! The stadium erupts in cheers but the fans are quickly brought back down to earth as Okotie is booked for using his hand to turn the ball into the net! That was like a volleyball spike! What is he doing there?!
This may just be a friendly clash, but the atmosphere inside the Ernst-Happel-Stadion is absolutely electric. Maybe the Austrians reckon they can claim a major scalp this evening!
We are under way in Vienna!
The teams have taken to the field now and we are ready for the national anthems!
It seems as if Dunga likes the look of the way his side are performing at the moment as he doesn't make a single change to his first XI from the 4-0 win over Turkey last week.
Brazil (4-2-3-1): Diego Alves; Danilo, Miranda, David Luiz, Filipe; Luis Gustavo, Fernandinho; Willian, Oscar, Neymar; Luiz Adriano.
Austria (4-2-3-1): Almer; Klein, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Fuchs; Kavlak, Ilsanker; Harnik, Junuzovic, Arnautovic; Okotie.
Dunga's outfit will do well to keep their clean sheet run intact tonight in this match as they face an Austrian side who are making waves in European Championship 2016 qualifying. Marcel Koller's squad currently sit top of Group G with 10 points taken from four matches, and managed to squeeze out a 1-0 victory over Fabio Capello's Russia at the weekend.
The Selecao endured a torrid end to their World Cup campaign on their own soil in the summer after the demolition by Germany in the semi-final, but new coach, Dunga, has started to reclaim some prestige to the nation after a run of impressive results. The much maligned Brazil defence in the summer now looks much more structured and unified, with exactly zero goals leaked in the past five games. They are aiming for their sixth win on the bounce this evening.
This glamour friendly tonight sees two in-form nations take to the pitch. Brazil are currently on a five-match winning run and have netted 12 goals in those games, whilst conceding none. Austria, meanwhile, are unbeaten in nine games and currently top their European Championship qualifying group.
I'm Martin Macdonald, and I'll be taking you through the action!
Good evening folks! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the international friendly clash between Austria and Brazil from the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna!