Austria 2-0 Germany: Julian Nagelsmann’s side suffer second straight defeat

21 November 2023 0 By Total Football News
Germany's Leroy Sane pushes Phillipp Mwene and is sent offLeroy Sane's red card is his first in professional football

Germany were beaten by Austria to suffer a second straight defeat as Julian Nagelsmann's reign continues to get off to a difficult start.

The 36-year-old replaced Hansi Flick in September on a contract until July 2024, after Germany host Euro 2024.

Marcel Sabitzer put Ralf Rangnick's Austria ahead, before Christoph Baumgartner sealed the win.

Germany were also reduced to 10 men in the 49th minute when former Manchester City winger Leroy Sane was sent off for pushing Phillipp Mwene over after the defender objected to a tackle.

"We're not playing freely. We've an unbelievable amount of work to do in each position," Nagelsmann told German broadcaster ZDF. "We need to accept the situation but we can't fall into the role of being victims."

"We are a really well-functioning group at training, but it's not transferring onto the pitch. We're missing some self-confidence, which is not a surprise when you see the past few months."

Germany captain Ilkay Gundogan, added: "There is frustration and disappointment. At the end we made it really easy for the Austrians to create chances. We have to be honest that it is not just the defence; defending starts up front."

Both sides will find out who they face in the Euro 2024 group stage when the draw takes place on 2 December.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Schlager
  • 5Posch
  • 15Lienhart
  • 8AlabaSubstituted forDansoat 89'minutes
  • 16MweneBooked at 50minsSubstituted forWöberat 69'minutes
  • 6Seiwald
  • 4Schlager
  • 20LaimerSubstituted forEntrupat 89'minutes
  • 19BaumgartnerSubstituted forSchmidat 81'minutes
  • 9SabitzerSubstituted forSeidlat 90'minutes
  • 11GregoritschSubstituted forKalajdzicat 81'minutes


  • 2Wöber
  • 3Danso
  • 7Arnautovic
  • 10Grillitsch
  • 12Lawal
  • 13Pentz
  • 14Entrup
  • 17Kainz
  • 18Schmid
  • 21Kalajdzic
  • 22Seidl
  • 23Sarkaria


Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 12Trapp
  • 4Tah
  • 5Hummels
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 11BrandtSubstituted forHenrichsat 53'minutes
  • 21GündoganSubstituted forKimmichat 61'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 8GoretzkaSubstituted forAndrichat 61'minutes
  • 7HavertzSubstituted forDuckschat 77'minutes
  • 10GnabrySubstituted forWirtzat 61'minutes
  • 19SanéBooked at 49mins
  • 9FüllkrugSubstituted forMüllerat 45'minutes


  • 3Prömel
  • 6Kimmich
  • 13Müller
  • 14Groß
  • 15Süle
  • 16Henrichs
  • 17Wirtz
  • 18Hofmann
  • 20Ducksch
  • 22Raum
  • 23Andrich
  • 24Blaswich
  • 26Baumann
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Match Stats

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Match ends, Austria 2, Germany 0.

Second Half ends, Austria 2, Germany 0.

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