EURO 2020: Austria vs North Macedonia Player Ratings as Austria clinches it 3-1

Player ratings of the Euro 2020 Austria vs North Macedonia match in group C.

Austria Vs North Macedonia Player Ratings
Austria Vs North Macedonia

Austria clinched a narrow 3-1 victory against minnows North Macedonia in the opening match of Group C today in match day 2 of EURO 2020. Austria took the lead early through Stefan Lainer in the 18th minute but North Macedonia responded within ten minutes when Goran Pandev equalized in the 28th minute. Austria dominated possession and were the controlling side throughout the match and were rewarded when Michael Gregoritsch scored the second for them in the 78th minute as he nicked a cross from David Alaba into the opponents goal and Marko Arnautovic added their third just before added time to seal the fate of the match.

Player ratings of the match are as follows.

Austria Player Ratings

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Ecstatic Austria players after goal

Daniel Bachmann – 5.5/10

Alexander Dragovic – 6.5/10

Martin Hinteregger – 6/10

David Alaba – 8/10

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David Alaba had a fine day

Assisted the second goal for Austria with a curling ball for substitute Gregoritsch. Didn’t have much to do in defence but made advances to push Austria in the attack. Definitely one of their best performers.

Stefan Lainer – 8/10

Scored Austria’s opening goal as he was found with a beautiful ball at the far post by Sabitzer, and he made no mistake to finish it.

Xaver Schlager – 7/10

Andreas Ulmer – 6.5/10

Konrad Laimer – 7.5/10

Had a good day in the midfield, assisted the last goal for Arnautovic with a flick over the top of the Macedonian defence.

Christoph Baumgartner – 6.5/10

Marcel Sabitzer – 8/10

Assisted Austria’s opening goal with a brilliant pinging delivery at the far post which was seen through by Lainer. Was instrumental in Austria’s buildup.

Sasa Kalajdzic – 6.5/10

Substitutes:

Stefan Ilsanker – 5/10

Philipp Lienhart – 5/10

Michael Gregoritsch – 7.5/10

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Gregoristsch scores for Austria

Came on in the 58th minute, and gave Austria the much needed lead in the 78th minute as he lost his marker and made a good finish, defying an on rushing goalkeeper from a David Alaba cross.

Julian Baumgartlinger – 4.5/10

Marko Arnautović – 7/10

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Marko Arnautovic after scoring

Scored the third goal for Austria with a cool finish.

North Macedonia Player Ratings

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North Macedonia

Stole Dimitrievski – 6.5/10

Tried his best in goal to ward of the opposition, made some excellent saves coming off the line for every ball. Could have done more to stop the second goal.

Boban Nikolov – 5.5/10

Stefan Ristovski – 5/10

Darko Velkovski – 5/10

Visar Musliu – 6/10

Ezgjan Alioski – 5/10 

Enis Bardhi – 7/10

Arijan Ademi – 6/10

Eljif Elmas – 6/10

Goran Pandev – 7/10

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Goran Pandev scores

Snatched the ball from the hands of the Austrian keeper as he tried to hold on and tapped the ball into the empty net.

Aleksandar Trajkovski – 6/10

Substitutes:

Tihomor Kostadinov – 5.5/10

Egzon Bejtulai – 5/10

Ivan Trickovski – 4.5/10

Milan Ristovski – 4/10

Player of the Match

David Alaba – Austria(8/10)

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