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Becske's comments on Nacional-Vienna, 1925

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Frigyes Becske | 12/06/1925, Vienna

The presentation of the Uruguayans, who were so sensational at the Paris Olympics, was preceded by huge interest in Vienna. The crowds in front of the ticket booths were huge, today Vienna showed a real picture of the football city.
Already at 4 o'clock, about 40.000 people crowded the field, where all the people in Vienna were represented. Before the match, the low-level athletics competition and the women's handball match entertained the audience and everyone was looking forward to the start of the great match.
He reached the peak of excitement when the National Club di Montevideo entered the field alongside the sounds of the Uruguayan anthem. A thunderous applause greeted the world champions, which the Uruguayans waved at waving flags.
Captains Blum and Zibecchi choose and luck favors Uruguay.
The teams will compete in the following line-up:
Uruguay: Mazali — Nasazzi, Arispe — Scarone, Zibecchi, Ghierra — Romano, Castro, Borjas, Cea, Marán. Vienna: Ostricek — Rainer, Blum — Seufert, Hofmann, Ludwig — Kuzel, Gschweidl, Ryba, Konrád II., Fischer.
The game begins, but a strong shot goes into a man. After the counterattack by the Uruguayans, which ended with a shot over the goal, Konrad's attack once again boosts Vienna's striker, but the offensive produces nothing but an unsuccessful corner. The Uruguayan strikers are pushing very nicely after that, but in three very good situations they are making an annoying mistake. In the 16th minute, Seiffert's sharp shot, which was finally replaced by Gschweidl, goes to the goal post and Mazali, the goalkeeper, hits the goal (1:0).
The Austrian forward line will soon be back in goal, but they are making a mistake. After the goal, the Uruguayans attack the Ostricsek goal with a nice combination game, but he is in the gap. In the 41st minute, however, Castro's defenselessly shot from a turnaround is overlooked and it spins into the goal.
Uruguay attacks in the last few minutes. THE SECOND HALF
It begins with a strong Uruguayan attack, but then Vienna comes to the front. Uruguay is showing signs of exhaustion. Encouraged by a fanatical Viennese crowd, Vienna and Konrad's 20-meter bomb barely escapes the gate. In the 40th minute, Scarone falls — it was not yet possible to determine if his arm was broken or just sprained. The otherwise boring, flattened half ends with a field play. THE URUGUAYAN TEAM
Their highly heralded gameplay usually didn’t live up to expectations. What they also complain about in Vienna — their ability to shoot and endure — has also not been seen in them to such an extent that it would have been satisfactory. Inside the area, the ball was pushed back and forth instead of being shot. In the 41st minute of the first half, they scored a defensible goal, but they usually gave the impression that they couldn’t stand lungs. And they don't like tough games at all. Scarone, the famous forward, played half-back today, where he also gave first place performance. Nasazzi, the full-back, a distinct classic. The goalkeeper was a bit awkward at the goal. They were generally disappointing, although there is no doubt that the team has top-notch qualities. THE VIENNA
They showed a very poor performance today. The best man on the team was Kálmán Konrád, next to Kuzel. The half-backs were diligent, but their passes were almost pathetic. Ostricek often put his goal away with the goalkeeper. The Reiner-Blum national team full-backs moved quite uncertainly. In general, Vienna produced a pathetic game and there was a consensus that Hakoah or Rapid would have achieved a better result.