Bundesliga Match Day 28 Reviews

29. April 2021 in tipico Bundesliga

FK Austria Vienna 0-0 FC Flyeralarm Admira

Austria lost their lead at the top of the Qualification Group as they were held to a goalless draw by relegation strugglers Admira at the Generali Arena. The capital club had the superior statistics in terms of possession (57%), challenges won (54%) and passes completed (73%-65%). But it was the Lower Austrians who had the better chances, with both Datkovic and Breunig seeing their headers come crashing back off the woodwork. The average age of the Austria starting XI was 23 years and 173 days - the youngest line-up the Violets have fielded since their derby clash with Rapid Vienna on 4 February 2018. 

 

TSV Prolactal Hartberg 2-1 SCR CASHPOINT Altach 

Hartberg came from behind to beat Altach 2-1 and reclaim pole position in the race for the European play-off spot. Maderner opened the scoring for the Vorarlbergers - he now has two goals in two games, twice as many as he managed in his first 54 Bundesliga appearances combined - but a long-range effort from Kainz and a tidy finish from substitute Ried ultimately earned the Styrians the three points. Kainz now has ten goals in the Austrian top flight, six of which have come from outside the penalty area, while Horvath took his assist tally for the season to six - the most he has managed in one campaign since 2016/17.

 

spusu SKN St. Pölten 0-0 SV Guntamatic Ried

Ried extended their unbeaten run since the split to six games (W3 D3) but will feel hard done by to leave Lower Austria with a draw. The Upper Austrians had a claim for a penalty waved away following a foul on Grüll, who then had a goal ruled out for offside. St. Pölten’s biggest attacking threat again came from Booth, who was directly involved in four of his side’s six shots (3 shots, 1 assist). Steinwender had 117 touches of the ball - the most of any St. Pölten player in a Bundesliga match ever. Heraf named a starting line-up with an average age of 27 years and 258 days - Ried’s oldest in the top flight since 30 April 2011, almost ten years ago to the day.

 

FC Red Bull Salzburg 1-1 RZ Pellets WAC

Adeyemi, who had earlier hit the woodwork on two occasions, rescued Salzburg a point in a 1-1 draw with Wolfsberg. The German youngster equalised in the 86th minute, after Affengruber’s own goal had handed the Wolves a fortuitous lead midway through the second period. Adeyemi now has six goals in the Bundesliga, three of which have come this April. His Swiss team-mate Okafor set up the goal to take his assist tally in the Bundesliga to four. Salzburg shot-stopper Stankovic was making his 150th top-tier appearance between the sticks; he has faced Wolfsberg more times than any other club (18). The Red Bulls now boast a six-point lead at the top with four games of the season remaining.

 

LASK 0-0 SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz

Despite dominating the game in every respect - shots (16-2), possession (58%), challenges won (51%) and passes completed (68%-52%) - LASK could not find a way past a Sturm Graz side that drew 0-0 for the fourth time this calendar year. The hosts were particularly dangerous in the opening half, with Balic having an effort cleared off the line, Trauner heading inches wide and Eggestein hitting the crossbar. The goalless stalemate means that Sturm remain in third position, one place and one point ahead of LASK. Both goalkeepers kept clean sheets on their respective landmark appearances: Siebenhandl was making his 250th Bundesliga appearance, while his opposite number Schlager made his 100th.

 

WSG Swarovski Tirol 2-3 SK Rapid Vienna

WSG Tirol twice fought back to level the scores, only for Fountas to fire home a spectacular winning goal in the 76th minute of the match. The Greek striker is on a hot streak, having scored four of his eight goals this season in April. Rapid’s first two goals came from Knasmüllner, who netted his 10th goal of the campaign (more than the nine he has managed in the last two seasons combined), and Arase, who scored the 500th goal of this Bundesliga season. The share of the spoils in Salzburg means that Rapid cut the gap to the leaders by two points, while WSG trail fifth-placed Wolfsberg by two points.

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