LASK celebrates a sovereign 2-0 home win against SCR Altach. The hosts were able to establish themselves in the first few minutes. But in the first few minutes, the goalkeepers were not tested at all. Instead, it was a hard-fought duel. After half an hour, Vorarlberg got a bit more offensive. But after 36 minutes Altach suffered the first setback. After an emergency brake against Balic, Nanizayamo was sent off. So the Magnin-Elf had to make do with one man less. LASK was finally able to convert the majority into a lead. Horvath made it 1-0 with a penalty. Two minutes later, Nakamura followed up and made it 2-0.
After the change of sides, the Altachers were denied a penalty. LASK goalkeeper caught Netzer after a cross. First, the referee pointed to the penalty spot. But after the intervention of the video referee, this decision was reversed. In the 80th minute, the guests caught their attention with a dangerous standard situation. Nuhiu heads dangerously in front of the goal on the second pole. Schlager was able to deflect the ball. In injury time, the Vorarlbergers could still be happy about the goal. Nuhiu was ideally served, the Altach attacker took the ball with him and scored to make it 1:2, which is well worth seeing. But that didn’t change anything about LASK’s victory.
In the duel between Admira and Hartberg, the leader of the standings and the bottom of the qualifying group faced each other. The East Styrians had been without a win for eleven duels before the game. Klaus Schmidt’s team wanted to end this series in Südstadt. At the beginning Admira was the better team. Hartberg, on the other hand, only responded with liberation blows. But that subsequently changed. The guests became dangerous for the first time in the 14th minute. Aydin grabbed the ball after a pass from Klem and shot from a tight angle in the penalty area. But Leitner initially saved his team from falling behind. In the 23rd minute, the Hartbergers finally celebrated the lead. Admira couldn’t get a cross from Tadic. Heil came to the ball in the five and finally netted to make it 1-0.
In the 33rd minute, Admira served the guests from Styria a gift. Ostrzolek played the ball back into his own penalty area without any problems. Hartberg striker Tadic switched quickly, ran after the ball and was finally able to overcome Leitner. As if that wasn’t bad enough for the hosts, Andreas Herzog’s team had to make do with a man less after the 35th minute. Zwierschitz saw the second yellow card after a foul on Heil. For him, the working day ended prematurely. Final clarity about the Hartberger victory prevailed from the 75th minute. Paintsil pushed the ball over the line. The video referee checked an alleged foul play on Leitner. But the goal counted. In the eight-minute injury time, Admira shortened in the person of Mustapha. But the goal came too late. Hartberg kidnapped three points from Lower Austria.
New brooms don’t always sweep well. SV Ried realized this on Saturday in the 28th round of the Bundesliga. The Innviertlers lost 0:2 at the debut of the new coach Christian Heinle at the start of the second half of the season in the qualifying group of the WSG Tirol in Innsbruck. While the Watteners took a big step towards staying up and now have a six-point lead over bottom Altach, the Heinle squad is in the middle of a relegation battle.
The WSG Tirol set exclamation marks right from the start. First, Sabitzer narrowly missed the Rieder goal after an Ogrinec pass (7th), then Samuel Sahin-Radlinger made a strong save against the rushing Müller (11th). On the other side, Ante Bajic headed in from a free kick for a first approach to the Tyrolean goal (19th). Otherwise, the game offered a lot of idleness and little explosiveness. In stoppage time in the first half, Luca Meisl checked the attention of his goalie Sahin-Radlinger (45+1) after a long ball from Fabian Koch, while Bajic ran towards Ferdinand Oswald alone and failed, but was ruled offside.
The second half of the game was also characterized by many inaccuracies. Oswald twice risked life and limb against Bajic (61′, 64′) after mistakes by the men in front. Just as Ried was coming, the Silberberger squad struck. After a free-kick into the wall, the ball hit Sabitzer’s feet, who hit the Tyrolean lead from the edge of the penalty area flat and unstoppable (67′). It was Sabitzer’s sixth goal of the season, four of which he scored against Rieder (triple pack in a home game on September 25).
The Innviertler were visibly shocked by this goal. SV Ried hardly achieved anything offensively. In complete contrast to the WSG from Tyrol. Substitute Ertlthaler refined a great Müller assist to make it 2-0 (86th) and celebrated only his second Bundesliga goal. The decision had been made. For Rieder it was the fourth defeat in six games since the points were shared.