In the 29th round of the Bundesliga, WSG Tirol can look forward to a clear home win against LASK. The hosts made things clear in the first half. The first ugly scene in this game happened in the ninth minute. LASK player Filipovic crashed into Stumberger in a header duel in the penalty area. Filipovic was bleeding from his nose, and Stumberger was bleeding from the back of his head. The guests were now outnumbered. The WSG from Tyrol was able to use the numerical superiority in the 12th minute. Vrioni gave the hosts the lead. After 17 minutes, the Silberberger team, which switched to a five-man chain in this game, almost increased their lead. Blume brought a corner kick to the first pole. Boller almost headed into his own goal. Ultimately, however, there was only the next corner for WSG Tirol.
A few moments later it became dangerous again in the LASK penalty area. But Stumberger put his header on the crossbar. Andreas Wieland’s team delivered a desolate performance, especially defensively. That was also evident in the 28th minute. After a soulful cross from Behounek, Sabitzer headed free and deflected to make it 2-0. The catastrophic performance of Linzer was subsequently punished again by Vrioni. Sabitzer served Vrioni with a perfect pass down the run. This put the ball past LASK goalie Schlager. Boller initially clarified with his head. But the ball was served to the Albanian on a silver platter. So Vrioni scored a brace and made it 3-0. When LASK thought that the evening couldn’t get any worse, Vrioni came again. After a catastrophic ball loss by Boller, Skrbo put the ball across to the Tyrolean striker. This made his hat trick perfect with a nice shot into the far corner. In the end, the WSG from Tyrol celebrated a clear 4:0 victory.
Anyone who expected a treat from the game between Hartberg and Altach was disappointed. However, it was a landmark game for both teams. Both Hartberg and Altach wanted to gain some air in the relegation battle. The first excitement came in the seventh minute. Strauss from SCR Altach got the ball in the penalty area. Despite complaints from Hartberger, referee Ebner indicated that his hand was on his body. The Hartbergers were the game-determining team. Altach, on the other hand, focused on the switching game. After half an hour, Vorarlberg got into the game better and better. The Magnin team had their first good opportunity in the 38th minute. Monschein played the ball to the middle, but Gollner straddled in between. The ball ultimately went from his leg just over the Hartberger goal.
On the other hand, the Hartbergers drew attention with a double chance from Niemann. His shot from the turn was initially blocked. Then another shot landed just wide of the goal. There were no goals to be seen after the first 45 minutes. Hartberg came out well from the second half. In the 61st minute referee Ebner pointed to the penalty spot after Strauss had fouled Gollner after the video referee had to intervene.
Strauss received the second yellow card after the foul. For him, the working day ended prematurely. Tadic confidently converted the penalty kick into the left corner. A well-done counterattack made it 2-0 from Hartberg’s point of view in the 74th minute. Paintsil played an exemplary pass to Aydin. This suddenly stands alone in front of Casali and nets to make it 2-0. The Altacher could hardly digest the second goal, the next shock followed. Farkas fueled his way down the right flank. In the middle, Aydin was finally able to hit the ball under the crossbar. Paintsil provided the final point, who was able to hold his own in a duel and brought the ball past Casali to make it 4:0.
In the previous week, the debut of the new Ried trainer Christian Heinle went wrong. They lost 2-0 against WSG Tirol. The “Vikings” wanted to do better in the second game under Heinle against Admira. With Zwierschitz and Kerschbaum, the people from the south had to give up two absolute key players. Admira had more possession in the first few minutes. Stylistically, the duel adapted more and more to a typical relegation battle. When it was raining in the Innviertel, the game was characterized by duels and long balls. In the pressure phase, the Herzog-Elf immediately missed a double chance. Ried goalkeeper Sahin-Radlinger pressed a shot from Mustapha. At the corner kick that followed, Luan was able to assert himself in a header duel, but put his header just wide of the Rieder goal.
In the 70th minute it was the Upper Austrians who were allowed to celebrate first. Admira did not clear consistently enough after a free kick. After Bauer tried to clear, the ball landed in front of Bajic’s feet, who didn’t need to be asked twice. But Admira finally got a point after Mustapha was brought down by Sahin-Radlinger in the penalty area. After the video referee checked the situation, Mustapha took the penalty himself and made it 1-1. In the end, Admira still managed to win a point late in the game.