After a 0-0 draw against Debrecen on Thursday in the third qualifying round of the Conference League, home cooking was back on the agenda for Rapid. TSV Hartberg was the guest of honor on matchday three of the Bundesliga. Styrian has only two points after the first two games. Ironically, the points account at Vienna-Hüteldorf should be rectified. Rapid got a 1–1 draw against LASK before a clear 4–0 win against Altach last week.
Zoran Barisic’s team made a great start. In the second minute the ball was in the Hartberger net for the first time. After a free kick from Kerschbaum, Querfeld stepped in. Hartberg’s goalkeeper Salinger was able to clear, but Bergstaller was marginalised. However, referee Jagger blew the whistle. After VAR intervention, the goal was disallowed due to Bergstaller’s offside position.
In the 9th minute, Entrup appeared in the penalty area following a cross from the right. But his direct acceptance was just off the mark. As a result Hartberg incorporated her into the game better and better. After 13 minutes, Heald was only able to make a save after a cross from Fraser. Lang then fell over, but Kerschbaum was able to make a decisive save with a sliding tackle. Shortly before the half-time break, Oswald attracted attention with a full shot from a good distance of 20 metres, but missed the visitors’ goal by a hair. In the first half, the spectators at the Allianz Stadium waited for a goal.
52 seconds after the restart, Salinger prevented Rapid from taking the lead with a fine save following Bergstaller’s header. The first goal of the game fell in the 68th minute. After Moorman lost the ball, Lange played to Entrup. The ex-Rapidler found Providence in the penalty area. This kept the overview and put on Urdal, who only had to push into the empty goal. Rapid then found no recipe against a hard-fought Hartberger Back team. Zoran Barisic’s team suffered their first defeat of the season. Hartberg, on the other hand, celebrated the first complete success.
Red Bull Salzburg also managed to beat Austria by a narrow margin of 1–0. Forson Amanakwah scored the decisive goal in the 55th minute of the game. Altach celebrated a 1–0 home win against WSG Tirol thanks to Fedinger’s extra time goal.