INTRODUCTION: Austria bet Finland 5-1 on Wednesday (17 June) in their World Soccer Cup qualifying tie.
GVs Austria's No. 8, Prohaska, scores with overhead kick, and being congratulated (2 shots)
GVs Austria take corner and Prohaska scores again with diving header. Congratulated by team mates (2 shots)
GVs Austria build up from centre pass to right wing cross headed in by No. 9, Hand Krankl. Team mates congratulate him (4 shots)
GVs Finland defensive error lets Krankl pass ball to No. 10, Kurt Welzl, who slides ball past advancing goalkeeper (2 shots)
GVs Austrian slow build-up cuts through Finnish defence. No. 7 Gernot Jurtin, scores from close range, and congratulated (2 shots)
GV Finland build up cross headed in by Valvee, Finnish No. 11 (2 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Austria bet Finland 5-1 on Wednesday (17 June) in their World Soccer Cup qualifying tie. The European Group One match at Linz virtually assured Austria of a place in the finals in Spain next year.
SYNOPSIS: Austria, playing i white, scored their opening goal in the 16th minute. Midfielder Herbert Prohaska surprised the Finnish defence with a spectacular overhead kick...
Two minutes later Prohaska shot through again to head in a second goal.
Four minutes after the interval it was the turn of Hans Krankl, Austria's top striker, to put his name on the scoreline with an outstanding header. The score: three-nil to Austria.
And after a breakdown in the Finnish defence, it was Krankl who sent over a cross just six minutes later leaving Kurt Welzl to tap the ball in from close range....
After a slow build-up, Austria's tally of goals was taken to five in the 66th minute when Gernot Jurtin, in his first game for the country, scored from close range... The score was then five-nil to Austria...
Finland's only consolation was the goal headed in by Valvee in the 71st minute. It was their only goal of the competition. Austria now have 10 points from six games and are considered favourites to beat the unbeaten West German side in the finals.