Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
EURO '08: Last-second PK rescues Austria
by Ridge Mahoney, June 13th, 2008 6:45AM



[AUSTRIA-POLAND REPORT CARD] Co-host Austria replied to a controversial goal with one of its own in stoppage-time to tie Poland, 1-1, and retain slim hopes of advancing to the quarterfinals. Substitute Ivica Vastic stepped to the penalty spot after Polish midfielder Mariusz Ledwandowski allegedly pulled down Sebastian Proedl as they grappled for position awaiting a free kick. He drove the ball past keeper Artur Boruc, whose spectacular saves frustrated Austria during a furious onslaught during the first 30 minutes, after which Poland took a 1-0 lead when Roger Guerreiro, who looked to be a shade offside, tucked away a pass from Marek Saganowski. Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney grades the players.

Austria Player Ratings
6 Juergen Macho (AEK Athens) 16/0
5 Grygory Garics (Napoli) 13/1
4 Sebastian Proedl (Sturm Graz) 12/2
4 Emanuel Pogatetz (Middlesbrough) 29/2
4 Martin Stranzl (Spartak Moscow) 47/2
7 Umit Korkmaz (Rapid Vienna) 4/0
5 Christian Leitgeb (Red Bull Salzburg) 19/0
5 Andreas Ivanschitz (Panathinaikos) 41/6
4 Rene Aufhauser (Red Bull Salzburg) 53/11
3 Martin Harnik (Werder Bremen) 10/2
3 Roland Linz (Braga) 34/7
5 Ivica Vastic (Linz) 50/14
3 Roman Kienast (Ham-Kam) 8/1
nr Juergen Saeumel (Sturm Graz) 13/0

Poland Player Ratings
8 Artur Boruc
(Celtic) 36/0
4 Jacek Bak (Austria Vienna) 96/3
2 Mariusz Jop (FC Moscow) 25/0
4 Michal Zewlakow (Olympiakos) 78/2
4 Marcin Wasilewski (Anderlecht) 29/1
4 Dariusz Dudka (Wisla Krakow) 28/2
5 Mariusz Lewandowski (Shakhtar Donetsk) 49/3
7 Jacek Krzynowek (Wolfsburg) 81/15
7 Roger Guerreiro (Legia Warsaw) 4/1
3 Ebi Smolarek (Racing Santander) 32/13
6 Marek Saganowski (Southampton) 25/3
nr Wojciech Lobodzinski (Wisla Krakow) 18/2
5 Pawel Golanski (Steaua Bucharest) 12/1
nr Rafal Murawski (Lech Poznan) 10/1

(1-low; 5-average; 10-high)

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
NBC Deportes will air all 52 Under-17 World Cup games    
NBC Deportes will air all 52 games from the Under-17 World Cup, which kicks off Oct. ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"I think that this is a tremendous challenge that we've embarked on and I'm not ready ...
What They're Saying: Stephen Flamhaft    
"They have not in any shape or form condemned Blazer. That's offensive to me. I'm a ...
Fox Sports and Univision ready for Concacaf Cup    
Saturday's USA-Mexico for the Concacaf Cup, on the docket for more than two months, will draw ...
Honduras stands in way of U.S. Olympic berth    
The USA, which failed to qualify for two of the last three men's Olympic soccer tournaments, ...
Video Pick: How the U.S. U-19s lost 8-1 to Germany    
It was a rough outing indeed for the U.S. defense and goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann in the ...
Video Pick: England coach impresses with ball puncture    
During England's preparations for Friday's European Championship qualifier against Estonia, goalkeeper England coach Dave Watson impressed ...
FIFA in total meltdown: Blatter and Platini suspended    
International soccer was engulfed by a new crisis on Thursday as FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ...
U.S. Abroad: Mewis makes European debut for Bayern    
U.S. international Kristie Mewis, signed by Bayern Munich from the NWSL's Boston Breakers, made her debut ...
TV Report: Press joins Fox Sports' @TheBuzzer    
U.S. women's national team forward Christen Press will be the first active athlete to contribute to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives