Because of a corona infection, Rapid coach Ferdinand Feldhofer had to improvise before the game against WAC when setting up. Moormann, Druijf, Aiwu and Petrovic and Oswald were all out and were therefore not available to Rapid. Both teams showed a high pace from the start. The guests had the first big chance in the 13th minute. Vizinger dropped Rapid goalkeeper Hedl after a dream pass from Liendl. But the WAC player stumbled and missed the opportunity to take the lead.
In the 32nd minute there was the next excitement in Rapid’s penalty area. A Rapid player was able to block a flick by Liendl past the goal. Hedl was correct in the following corner. Although the Carinthians had the better chances, Rapid took the lead in the 38th minute. Zimmermann pushed the ball past Kofler into the left corner from a good twelve yards out.
It became dangerous in the 60th minute. After a corner kick from Liendl, Leitgeb brought the ball to the crossbar. The Wolfsbergers tried everything they could to get the ball over the line. But Rapid was ultimately able to clarify with combined forces. The Wolfsbergers became more dangerous by the minute. But it remained 1-0 for Rapid for the time being. Until the 57th minute. Vizinger served Taferner ideally with a hole pass, which in turn was able to achieve the well-deserved compensation for the WAC. with a real dream goal Savic Rapid brought back the lead in the 81st minute. With a powerful shot into the Kreuzeck, he let Rapid cheer again.
In return, there was almost an equalizer. Dedic crossed to Vizinger. His header went very delicately past the bar. With 84 minutes played, Zimmermann almost extended Rapid’s lead. His attempt just missed the right corner. In injury time, the WAC put everything on one card. Hedl was able to parry a shot from Baumgartner. But the equalizer was no longer granted to the WAC. Rapid won 2-1.
In the game against Austria Klagenfurt, Karim Adeyemi initially had to sit on the bench for champions and table leaders Red Bull Salzburg. The Bulls’ goalscorer is linked with a move in the summer. The Bulls tried from the start to take control and work their way against deep-seated Klagenfurt chances. Peter Pacult’s team tried to fight back and wait for counterattacks.
In the 26th minute Okafor had the lead on his feet. After a nice combination down the right side, Adamu put the ball on Okafor in the penalty area. But his shot was deflected and hit the post. The home side had to make do with one man less from the 30th minute. Gemicibasi received the red card after a hard foul on Capaldo. However, Klagenfurt was very lucky in the 37th minute. Blauensteiner put it back to Adamu with a blackout. This ran alone to Menzel. After his hook, however, he only brought the ball to the side netting. But after 42 minutes the time had come: Luka Sucic gave Salzburg the lead after he was served from the right and was able to net dry.
In the 55th minute, Sucic celebrated his brace. Adeyemi got past Gezos on the left and put the ball inside the box to Adamu. He initially failed, but Sucic ultimately dusted off and made it 2-0. In the 68th minute, Maximilian Wöber ensured that the result became even clearer. Adeyemi forwarded a free kick to Wöber, who was lurking at the far corner and thus scored Salzburg’s next goal. Substitute Adeyemi escaped the Klagenfurt defense a few moments later. But his shot went straight to the pole twice. Events have rolled over. In the 70th minute, Kjaergaard made it 4-0 with a beautiful header. Adeyemi added even more to the score with his 80th-minute penalty. Sesko ended up filling up the half-dozen. In the end, the Klagenfurt team got under the wheels with a score of 0:6.