Now it’s just one more step! The GAK is about to return to the Bundesliga. With the 3-0 win in the last home game of the season against Amstetten, the red jackets can secure promotion on their own next Sunday in Dornbirn. Cheers erupted in Liebenau – and it was emotional.
“We still have one last step to take. And we will go there,” promised Michi Liendl, who was celebrated by the 7373 fans in his last home game before the kick-off for his career, to the GAK supporters. “We’ll march through next week and go to the Bundesliga! I’m 100 percent convinced of that.” Everything was arranged for an early championship celebration. In the end, GAK clearly defeated Amstetten 3-0. FAC also played along and took St. Pölten out of the promotion race with a 2-1 win. Only BW Linz didn’t want to give up prematurely and defeated Rapid away 1-0. Lenn Jastremski was the can opener for the “Red Jackets” with his opening goal, which is well worth seeing. “It was an incredible feeling! A great cross from Liendi and I hit the ball so perfectly, fantastically. The pressure was already there before the whistle, because we knew that we had to win every game.” Big final in Dornbirn Joker David Peham then advanced to the final match winner – got a penalty against the former club and with the 3-0 for the Final point taken care of. “A 1-0 lead is always dangerous. The second goal was very, very, very important. And scoring the final score was a personal bonus for me.” Here you can see the best pictures of the GAK victory against Dornbirn in front of 7,300 fans: After the final whistle, the fans celebrated the players for minutes. In the knowledge that only one victory is missing on promotion. “Actually, we should shake hands with every single fan and say thank you for this amazing atmosphere,” enthused Peham. “But we’re very spoiled at GAK with our fans anyway, many don’t have that.” Nobody has to tell the players what’s at stake now. “We are happy, we have our grand finale. Everyone on to Dornbirn!” Jastremski specified the route. “The stone that fell on us is big. The tension is still huge,” said chairman Rene Ziesler. “I am proud of what we can give back to the GAK family. Now we’re going to Dornbirn and get this thing!”
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