Losing Start To Austrian Tour

Last updated : 22 July 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

After a goalless first half Blues were eventually defeated 2-0 by the German side whose two goals came in the final 12 minutes of the match at the Zel Am See Stadium in Schuttdorf on Tuesday night.

Brazilian star Elson broke the deadlock on 78 minutes before Julian Schieber doubled the Germans lead when heading home Thomas Hitzlsperger's corner-kick four minutes later.

Blues: Maik Taylor (Joe Hart H/T), Stephen Carr (Jared Wilson 67), Martin Taylor, Roger Johnson (Jacob Rowe 66), Stuart Parnaby (Franck Queudrue 63), James McFadden (Seb Larsson H/T), Damien Johnson (Kevin Phillips 73), Lee Bowyer (Gary McSheffrey H/T), Keith Fahey (Jordon Mutch 58), Lee Carsley (Barry Ferguson H/T), Cameron Jerome (Garry O'Connor H/T).

The second of Blues' three game tour of Austria is against Augsburg in Westerndorf on Thursday evening.