Although the "Red Lions" managed to put up a fight during the first half, Austria clearly dominated the second half of the game.
As a means of preparation for the upcoming Nations League games against Cyprus (away) and Azerbaijan (home), Luxembourg faced Austria in a friendly football game on Wednesday evening.
Although the first half still seemed to be balanced, the Austrian team managed to secure a clear victory after goals from Trauner, Grbic, and Wiesinger.
Luxembourg - Austria 0:3 (0:0)
0:1 Trauner (62'), 0:2 Grbic (83'), 0:3 Wiesinger (90'+3')
The biggest upset of the first half occurred when Austria took the lead in the 42' minute, only to have the goal ruled out again for an active offside position.
The Luxembourgish team underwent a number of tactical changes during the break to try and get something out of the game in the second half: enter Jans, Sinani, Selimovic, Bohnert, as well as the international debut by Korac.
Nevertheless, the Austrian team increased pressure and finally broke the deadlock in minute 62. Trauner heads the ball over the line after a corner assist by Trimmel. Grbic doubled the lead with a shot from distance in minute 83. Austria then killed the game during the very last moments, when Wiesinger's strike increased the lead over Luxembourg to 0:3.
In other friendlies, Belgium beat Switzerland 2:1, France lost 0:2 to Finland, Germany got the better of the Czech Republic with a narrow 1:0 victory, Portugal won 7:0 in Andorra, and the Netherlands and Spain kept the score level at 1:1.