From Cardiff City Stadium: Jordan Jones’ view on Bristol City’s Andreas Weimann return for Austria

Andri Weimann returned came on for Austria - but was unable to change the score line in the final 15 minutesAndri Weimann returned came on for Austria - but was unable to change the score line in the final 15 minutes
Andri Weimann returned came on for Austria - but was unable to change the score line in the final 15 minutes | Jordan Jones
BristolWorld football writer Jordan Jones watched Bristol City’s Andreas Weimann come on in the 77th minute during Austria’s defeat to Wales in the World Cup play-off semi-final at the Cardiff City Stadium

Bristol City’s Andreas Weimann made a cameo appearance for Austria as he came on in their 2-1 defeat to Wales.

Weimann replaced Christoph Baumgartner in the 77th minute and took his place on the right side of their attack, who had his first outing for the Austrian national team in seven years.

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The 30-year-old has had a stellar season for City, with 18 goals and nine assists, the second most goal contributions in the Championship this season.

But he was though unable to affect the game as he has done for the Robins this season, with Gareth Bale’s brace enough for the Welsh to reach the play-off final.

Weimann, who has played in multiple positions for City this season including a stint at wing-back, was placed in the Austria attacking three.

He found space a couple of times on the flank and got a few crosses in, whilst there was also a moment where he had his back to goal and a successful dribble could have made for a different story.

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With minutes to go he had a shot from the edge of the area, but was unable to make a clean connection and a chance to equalise had gone.

Despite Austria’s disappointment, Weimann remains away on international duty as they play Scotland in a friendly on March 29.

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