Just two weeks after the end of his mission with Manchester United, Ralf Rangnick continues with Austria. Deprived of David Alaba left to rest after his success in the Champions League with Real, Kevin Danso’s partners lost a stinging defeat (3-0) in Croatia, on his lawn. While France lost against Denmark (2-1), Austria took the lead in group 1 at the end of this first day of the League of Nations.
The indestructible Marko Arnautovic opened the scoring with a curled shot at the entrance to the area just before half-time (41st). Back from the locker room, the Austrians folded the game in three minutes thanks to a goal from Michael Gregoritsch (54th) and a shot from 25 meters from Marcel Sabitzer (57th).
After losing in their first five meetings, the Austrian selection won their first victory against Croatia.