It was a match to remember for Romano Schmid, who was on international duty with Austria U21s on Saturday. The midfielder provided four assists in the Austrian youngsters’ resounding 10-0 win against Saudi Arabia, while also contributing to two other goals in the game. “I’ve never experienced a game like that at this level before. We showed what we’re capable of and now we have to keep building on this,” Schmid told oefb.at after the final whistle. Austria U21s are back in action again on Monday at 15:00 CEST as they face Poland.
Meanwhile for Austria’s senior side, Marco Friedl was an unused substitute in the 3-1 win over the Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying. Josh Sargent was also on the bench for the USA as they beat Northern Ireland 2-1 in a friendly. Sargent will now return to Bremen, but Friedl will remain on international duty for Austria’s final qualifier of the international break against Denmark on Wednesday (20:45 CEST).