Rapid was already 2-0 in the front after 25 minutes. Ercan Kara (13th) and after a nice action over several stations – but also after an unpunished foul by Rapidler – Taxiarchis Fountas (26th) were the goalscorers in the Ertl Glas Stadium. Amstetten However, was always good in the game and also found opportunities. Paul Gartler im Rapid-Tor proved to be a sure source of support.
At the Viennese team, Emanuel Aiwu represented Leo Greiml, who was incapacitated with a cruciate ligament tear, in the central defense. Jonas Auer came to the train on the left, Thorsten Schick as the right defender. The captain’s bow was carried by Srdjan Grahovac, who unpacked his talent as a free-kick taker in the 55th minute and curled the ball under the crossbar to make it 3-0. After that managed Rapid the result with success.
In Pasching, Sascha Horvath hammered the ball into the Kreuzeck from just inside the penalty area after a major mistake by WSG defender Maxime Awoudja in the 31st minute. Peter Michorl increased a little later from a similar position with his strong left foot to 2-0. The weakened, but courageous Linz players could have been higher in the lead after the first half.
Before the game, another LASK central defender, Dario Maresic, was sick. The black-and-white back four was indisposed for the first time in the 49th minute, when Giacomo Vrioni was up and away and completed the 1: 2 goal. Tyrol trainer Thomas Silberberger had swapped four new players with the restart. Despite the stronger guests, the LASK retained control, even if there were no compelling chances at the front.
In the final phase, Andreas Gruber made his comeback in the Raiffeisen Arena after several months in which he had been condemned to watch because of a torn cruciate ligament. In stoppage time he was substituted off again.
Last year’s finalists LASK and Rapid Defending champions Salzburg, Ried, Wolfsberg, Austria Klagenfurt and the second division FAC. The match between Blau Weiß Linz and TSV Hartberg, which was canceled on Wednesday due to a medical emergency with Linz player Raphael Dwamena, will be played again on Tuesday (6 p.m.).