In Euro 2020 qualifying Group G it was a goal-fest for Arnautovic and Austria, while Slovenia pulls off an upset against Poland and Lewandowski.
Austria put on a complete performance against Lavia tonight. Scoring six goals and conceding none in a performance dominated in every aspect of the game from start to finish.
Former West Ham striker Arnautovic, made the trip from China, to open the scoring in the 7th minute, Sabitzer rounded off the first-half goals with another in the 13th.
In the second half, Arnautovic grabbed himself a second in the 53rd from the penalty spot.
Before Laimer and Gregoritsch bagged the fifth and sixth goals of the night in the 80th and 84th minutes respectively.
The Austrians managed 31 shots, to the Latvians 1. Possession saw an almost 80% domination and passing accuracy at almost 90% for the home side.
This result gives them second place outright, three points behind Poland.
The Poles led by Bayern Munich goal machine Robert Lewandowski drew a blank tonight against Slovenia but conceded two.
The Solevnians were dominated by the Poles, but took their opportunities and ran out 2-0 victors.
A first-half goal from Struna in the 35th minute, followed by a 65th-minute goal from Sporar was enough to seal the victory that keeps them within touching distance of Austria as well as the possibility of still qualifying for the Championships.
This group though is still too close to call. While Poland top Group G on 12 points, Austria are second on nine, but Slovenia and Israel are in third and fourth respectively in 8 points.
Many more displays like that from Lewandowski’s men and they may miss out on an automatic qualification spot.
The top two automatically go through, and with only 4 points speting the top four, this group really is anyone’s right now.