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That became Christine Zötsch: The pioneer, the shot, the goal – athletes: That became…

“Chicken and beer and exciting girl’s legs,” was the headline Small newspaper on August 27, 1990 on page 19. It was, one could say, a very different time. Two days earlier, on August 25, 1990, Austria’s women’s team played the first official ÖFB international match against Switzerland in Richterswil. With the score of 3:0 for the Confederates, exactly in the 63rd minute, the time had come: Christine Zötsch came on the plan and scored the first goal in an Austrian women’s international match with a well-placed shot from the edge of the penalty area. The passport came to her. “And I finished as a striker should,” says the now 65-year-old, completely calm.

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