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17 June 1998 Group B Saint-Etienne - Stade Geoffrey-Guichard
Austria
If there was a prize at this World Cup for the luckiest team in the tournament then Austria would have already won it. Substitute striker Ivica Vastic's late, late goal cancelled out Marcelo Salas' controversial effort to rescue an undeserved 1-1 draw against unfortunate Chile. For the second Group B match in a row the Austrians scored two minutes into stoppage time at the end of the game to earn a vital point totally against the run of play. Chile were by far the more inventive and creative of the two sides from the onset with Austria content to sit back and soak up the South Americans' pressure. Zamorano and Salas continued where they had left off against Italy posing a threat to the uncompromising Austrian back three of Schottel, Pfeffer and Feiersinger, but too often the service to the front players was disappointing. Zamorano sent headers wide after seven and 22 minutes, but chances for Chile were few and far between despite neat build-up play as far as the final third. Meanwhile the Austrians appeared content with the blank scoreline and played like a side that believed they could qualify for the second round with three draws. Herbert Prohaska made a couple of half-time substitutions, possibly realising the nature of the task that the runners-up in the group would face Brazil in the next round. However, his players continued in the same vein as the first half and it was Chile who pressed the game following the introduction of Jose Sierra for Fabian Estay in midfield. Immediately Sierra began spraying passes forward supplying better service for the front two and Salas should have picked out Zamorano for a simple goal only to hit his square pass too close to Konsel in the Austria goal. Chile eventually scored the goal that their positive play had deserved when Salas followed up from Zamorano's header and Konsel just failed to stop the ball from crossing the line for the second time. Then the Chilean skipper thought he had settled the contest only to see his right-footed volley tipped superbly around the post by the Austrian 'keeper. With the fourth official having indicated three minutes of stoppage time to play, the Austrians ventured forward on one of their rare sorties of the half and incredibly equalised through Vastic's magnificent strike. The result was cruel on a Chilean side who had at least attempted to play football.

(1-0) Salas (70). Sierra's free-kick from the left was met by Zamorano's mighty leap and downward header which Konsel managed superbly to keep out, however Salas followed up to knee the ball goalwards and despite the 'keeper again managing to save, the ball was adjudged to have crossed the goal-line.

(1-1) Vastic (90). Two minutes into stoppage time the substitute collected a pass from Mahlich on the edge of the area and evaded a challenge before side-footing a superb curling right-footed effort beyond Tapia into the top right-hand corner.                                                                                                            

 
 
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