Faroe Islands - Austria 0-3 (0-1)
0-1 17' Andreas Ivanschitz
0-2 64' Sebastian Prödl
0-3 67' David Alaba (pen)
Austria started the game stronger and David Alaba went close after eight minutes with a low drive from long range which stretched goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen.
Apart from that early chance, Austria didn’t create too much up front although they had a majority of possession, but in the 16th minute it went wrong for the Faroes when a cross over the Faroese defence left Andreas Ivanschitz clear, but Nielsen seemed to have averted the danger at first, but somehow managed to fumble the ball back to Ivanschitz who had a easy task in giving Austria the lead.
The match evened out after the goal and the Faroes started creating chances at the other end where Austria after 22 minutes had to save off the line from a corner and after 38 minutes Austrian goalkeeper Heinz Lindner produced an incredible save to deny Pól Jóhannus Justinussen’s hook from going into the top corner.
Austria went close to doubling their lead in the first minute of the second half, but the shot from Nielsen’s rebound went straight into the back of defender Viljormur Davidsen.
The visitors then missed a sitter from close range on 56 minutes before Sebastian Prödl was left unmarked to volley home from close range from a corner.
Just two minutes later Martin Harnik knew exactly how to fall to draw a penalty which Alaba safely converted.
Marcel Sabitzer then hit the post after 77 minutes before the Faroes had a few goes at the other end in the remainder of the match; the best effort coming from Pól Jóhannus Justinussen which the goalkeeper saved well.
Efficient Austria comfortably beat the Faroe Islands 3-0 in an historic victory, you could phrase it, as they for the first time beat the Faroe Islands on away soil in three attempt.