Here is how those Austrians who were on the most current national squad did for their clubs.
Robert Almer- Fortuna Dusseldorf (Ger)- Almer was not in the 18 for Fortuna Dusseldorf 2-1 victory at home to Greuther Furth. The win moved Dusseldorf to the top of the 2nd Bundesliga after 16 matches. Almer has started 3 matches this season, but is currently listed as having a hand fracture and it is unknown when he will return.
Pascal Grunwald- Austria Vienna (Aust)- Made the bench bud did not feature in Vienna’s 2-2 draw at home to Wiener Neustadt.
Heinz Lindner- Austria Vienna (Aust)- Started and played the full 90 in Vienna’s 2-2 draw at home to Wiener Neustadt. This is Lindner’s third consectutive start.
Aleksandar Dragovic- FC Basel (Sui)- Dragovic was not in the 18 for Basel’s 3-2 victory at FC Wil in the round of 16 match. Basel’s next league match will be on Dec. 3 against Luzern, who are in 2nd and trail FCB by just 3 points in the table.
Christian Fuchs- Schalke 04 (Ger)- Started and played a full 90 minutes in Schalke’s 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund
Florian Klein- Austria Vienna (Aus)- Started and played 90 minutes in Austria’s 2-2 draw at home to Wiener Neustadt. Klein has featured in all 16 of Austria’s Bundesliga’s matches, contributing 3 assists so far, which is currently tied for the most by a defender in the league with two others.
George Margreitter- Austria Vienna (Aus)- Started and played 90 minutes in the Violet’s 2-2 draw with Wiener Neustadt. Margreitter picked up a yellow card in the 86th minute. It is his third yellow of the season to go along with one goal he has scored in 13 Bundesliga matches.
Manuel Ortlechner- Austria Vienna (Aus)- Started but came off the field in just the 7th minute due to injury in his side’s 2-2 draw at home against Wiener Neustadt.
Emanuel Pogatetz- Hanover 96 (Ger)- Started and played a full 90 minutes in Hanover 96’s 1-1 draw at home to Hamburger SV.
Sebastian Prodl- Werder Bremen (Ger)- In the 18, but did not play in Bremen’s 2-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart
Franz Schiemer- RB Salzburg (Aus)- Schiemer was not in the 18 for Salzburg’s 6-0 thrashing of SV Kapfenberg
Daniel Alaba- Bayern Munich (Ger)- Started and played 90 minutes in Bayern’s 3-2 loss at Mainz 05. Alaba also played the full match for Bayern in their 3-1 Champions League over Group A opponents Villarreal CF of Spain. That win gives the Germans 13 points and secures they will win the group, meaning they will avoid some of the larger clubs in the round of 16 knockout matches (such as Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Arsenal, and Barcelona).
Julian Baumgartlinger- Mainz 05 (Ger)- Started and played all 90 minutes in Mainz’s 3-2 victory at home against Bayern Munich. Baumgartlinger picked up a yellow card in the 23rd minute. He was credited with assisting the second goal in the 65th minute by Marco Caligiuri, his second of the season. The victory moves Mainz out of the Relegation Playoff position and into 13th position, ahead of Nuremburg on goal differential.
Christopher Drazan- Rapid Vienna (Aus)- Started in Rapid’s 2-1 victory away to SV Mattersburg. However he picked a second in the 83rd minute and was sent off. He picked up his first yellow just 3 minutes earlier.
Andreas Ivanschitz- Mainz 05 (Ger)- Ivanschitz started and played 86 minutes in Mainz 05’s 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich. He scored the first goal in the 11th minute from the right side of the 6 yard box. He then assisted the third goal for Mainz when his corner was headed in by Niko Bungert in the 74th minute.
Zlatko Junuzovic- Austria Vienna (Aus)- Junuzovic started and played 90 minutes in Austria’s 2-2 draw at home to Wiener Neustadt. Zlatko has played in 28 matches in all competitions this season and has scored 6 goals and adding 17 assists.
Veli Kavlak- Besiktas (Tur)- Kavlak was not in the 18 for Besiktas’ 1-0 victory at Trabzonspor. The victory moved Besiktas’ into 5th place in the table.
Florian Mader- Austria Vienna (Aus)- Mader started and played all 90 minutes in Austria’s 2-2 draw at home to Wiener Neustadt. Mader has played in 22 matches in all competitions, scoring 2 goals and assisting on another.
Christopher Trimmel- Rapid Vienna (Aus)- Trimmel started and played 49 minutes in Rapid’s 2-1 victory at Matterburg. Trimmel came off the pitch for attacker Adthe Nuhiu with the team down 1-0.
Marko Arnautovic- Werder Bremen (Ger) – Started and played 88 minutes in Bremen’s 2-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart.
Martin Harnik- VfB Stuttgart (Ger) – Started and played all 90 minutes in Stuttgart’s 2-0 shutout defeat at Werder Bremen.
Erwin Hoffer- Eintract Frankfurt (Ger)- Came on in the 62nd minute of Eintract’s 2-1 defeat at 1860 Munich. He came in with Frankfurt trailing 1-0, but just 5 minutes later the deficit was doubled
Marc Janko- FC Twente (Neth)- Came off the bench in the 67th minute of Twente’s 0-0 draw at home against Vitesse.
The next match for the National Team will be on February 29th at home to Finland. The Finns have a FIFA ranking of 88, but their Elo Rating is 61, 8 spots higher than the Austrians.
For the 2011 year Finland’s record was 3 wins (at San Marino*, at Latvia, vs. Moldova*) 2 draws (at Belgium, at Hungary*) and 5 losses (at Portugal, at Sweden*, vs. Netherlands*, vs. Sweden*, at Denmark)
*-denotes a Euro 2012 Qualifying match
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