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Power outage in Vienna causes delay at Austria-Denmark | NOW

The Nations League match between Austria and Denmark started an hour and a half later than planned on Monday. Due to a power outage in Vienna, the players and fans had to be patient for a long time. The game ended in a 1-2 win for the Danes.

The match was supposed to start at 8.45 pm, but around 8 pm most of the lights in the Ernst Happel stadium went out.


The match was supposed to start at 8.45 pm, but around 8 pm most of the lights in the Ernst Happel stadium went out.

The match was supposed to start at 8.45 pm, but around 8 pm most of the lights in the Ernst Happel stadium went out.

Photo: AFP

The power outage not only affected the stadium, but also about 1,500 households in the area.


The power outage not only affected the stadium, but also about 1,500 households in the area.

The power outage not only affected the stadium, but also about 1,500 households in the area.

Photo: AFP

The spectators were mostly in the dark.


The spectators were mostly in the dark.

The spectators were mostly in the dark.

Photo: AFP

Many fans had fun with their phone’s flashlight.


Many fans had fun with their phone's flashlight.

Many fans had fun with their phone’s flashlight.

Photo: AFP

Austrian television reporters couldn’t do much more than wait in the dark.


Austrian television reporters couldn't do much more than wait in the dark.

Austrian television reporters couldn’t do much more than wait in the dark.

Photo: AFP

The Austrian players stopped their warm-up and waited for a solution.


The Austrian players stopped their warm-up and waited for a solution.

The Austrian players stopped their warm-up and waited for a solution.

Photo: Reuters

At around 9.50 pm, all the lights in the stadium were back on, so that the match could start at 10.15 pm.


At around 9.50 pm, all the lights in the stadium were back on, so that the match could start at 10.15 pm.

At around 9.50 pm, all the lights in the stadium were back on, so that the match could start at 10.15 pm.

Photo: Reuters

View the results, the program and the standings in the Nations League

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