The game between Admira and SV Ried got off to a quiet start. That changed in the 10th minute when a handball by Wiessmeier was punished. Admira converted the penalty in the person of Roman Kerschbaum and was able to celebrate the lead. As a result, the Südstadters pushed for the 2-0. In the 14th minute Mustapha sprinted over half the field. But single-handedly he failed at Haas. Shortly before the half-time whistle it was Mustapha again who caused danger. He let Haas out, but Plavotic intervened at the last moment and straddled.
In the 70th minute, the video referee intervened again. After Seiwald’s handball, referee Josef Spurny pointed to the point again. As with the first penalty, Kerschbaum converted this time too. The Rieder could not shed their numerous individual mistakes and their uncertainty even after the break. The Admirans dictated what happened as they wished, but you still had to criticize the conversion of chances.
Ried only became dangerous with a useful shot at the post, which Andreas Leitner would have been there for (73rd). But an even higher home win would have been more deserved. Haas prevented further goals in his Bundesliga debut in a duel with Vodhanel (82nd) and Surdanovic (83rd, 96th). Admira thus scored three points for the second time in a row.
In the second Bundesliga duel on Saturday, SCR Altach received TSV Hartberg. The Styrians, who were in the majority for a long time after Manuel Thurnwald was red (29th), have a five-point lead over the relegation zone thanks to their first sense of achievement after the last three bankruptcies.
The first highlight of the game was only 57 seconds away – after a short corner, Youba Diarra hit the underside of the bar with a powerful long-range shot. Dario Tadic found the next TSV top chance, his volley flew well over the goal alone in front of Altach goalie Tino Casali (8th).
But the hosts also had their scenes: Hartberg’s keeper Rene Swete had to use all his skills when Gianluca Gaudino (5′, 24′) and Emanuel Schreiner (26′) shot. The hosts got a cold shower in the 29th minute. Thurnwald, who had just come on for the injured Dominik Reiter, kicked Donis Avdijaj’s Achilles tendon and fibula without a chance of getting the ball, the video assistant switched on and Thurnwald was excluded.
After that, the game slowed down and it only became dangerous before the break in the 43rd minute, when Hartberg’s Matija Horvat shot from a promising position. Immediately after the change of sides, Noah Bischof failed at Swete’s five, practically in return, the Hartbergers cheered about the supposed lead. Tadic had successfully completed a counterattack, but assistant Jürgen Heil was offside, which is why the VAR denied the goal.
In the end, the Altachers withdrew further and further and were obviously trying to bring the first point win since October last year over time – which also succeeded because the Hartbergers didn’t know what to do with the many possessions. The Vorarlbergers, whose coach Ludovic Magnin was missing after kidney surgery, have been without a goal for 484 minutes. The Hartbergers haven’t scored a goal for 387 minutes.