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Hinteregger the unlikely hero as Austria beat Israel

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Hinteregger the unlikely hero as Austria beat Israel
Soccer Football - Euro 2020 Qualifier - Group G - Austria v Israel - Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria - October 10, 2019 Austria's Martin Hinteregger scores their second goal REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger   -   Copyright  LEONHARD FOEGER(Reuters)
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By Brian Homewood

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria defender Martin Hinteregger scored a goal that any striker would have been proud of to set up a 3-1 win over Israel in Euro 2020 qualifying on Thursday.

The Austrians moved above Slovenia, who were surprised 2-1 away to North Macedonia with a Elif Elmas brace, into the top two of Group G.

Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick to give leaders Poland a comfortable 3-0 win away to basement side Latvia.

The top two in the six-team group qualify for Euro 2020.

(Writing by Brian Homewood in Vienna; Editing by Toby Davis)

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