Austria beat Ivory Coast 3-2 in an international friendly in Innsbruck on Wednesday, despite a brace from Didier Drogba.
Didier Drogba scored a brace in a friendly defeat for the Elephants
Austria, co-host of next year's European Championship, had scored only three goals in eight previous games.
Striker Sanel Kuljic converted a penalty kick to give Austria a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute.
In the 53rd, Didier Drogba scored from a free kick just
outside the penalty area to level.
Ivory Coast was reduced to 10 players when Steve Gohouri
was shown a red card in the 60th for fouling Markus
Weissenberger from behind.
Four minutes later, captain Andreas Ivanschitz converted
another penalty for Austria to lead 2-1.
Right wingback Joachim Standfest made it 3-1 in the 74th
after a cross by Ivanschitz.
In the final minute, Drogba scored from the penalty spot
for his second goal of the match.
Ivory Coast, which is preparing for the African Nations
Cup starting in January in Ghana, had not conceded a goal
in any of its eight matches since September 2006 under
coach Uli Stieleke.
In other international friendlies played on Wednesday South Africa were beaten 2-0 by world champions Italy, thanks to two late goals from Cristiano Lucarelli.
Morocco ran-out 2-0 winners against Namibia.
Tunisia were 1-0 winners against the United Arab Emirates.