ADMIRAL Bundesliga Matchday 7 Reviews

13. September 2021 in ADMIRAL Bundesliga

WSG Tirol 1-3 FC Red Bull Salzburg 

Salzburg were made to sweat in Innsbruck, but they came away with their seventh successive win thanks to two late goals. Junior Adamu went on a lovely solo run to open the scoring with some fine footwork in the first half, but after the break Bror Blume fired in a low driving shot to score with his first effort on target in the Bundesliga and make in 1-1. WSG were looking to earn a precious point, or perhaps even more, but their efforts went unrewarded after Noah Okafor curled in a left-footed strike late on in the game following Nicolas Seiwald’s third assist in seven matches. Another late Okafor shot was saved, only for Benjamin Sesko to sweep in the rebound for his third league goal. Salzburg are looking strong this September, but a valiant WSG remain winless and slip to the bottom of the table.

 

SK Rapid Wien 1-2 FC Flyeralarm Admira

It was a day of spectacular set-pieces in Hütteldorf, as Andreas Herzog’s Admira claimed a precious away win in the capital. The guests thought they had gone in front when a throw-in found the back of the net, but as it hadn’t had a touch from anyone on the way in, the bizarre effort was ruled out. Srdjan Grahovac instead put the hosts in front with a precision free kick thundering in off the bottom of the crossbar on the stroke of half time. He’s now got six career Bundesliga goals, three of which have come from direct free kicks. Not to be outdone, Roman Kerschbaum would bring Admira level with a carbon copy of Grahovac’s goal. That was Kerschbaum’s second Bundesliga strike from a dead ball, the last one was also against Rapid back in 2016. With five minutes to play, Stephan Zwierschitz knocked in from close range after a corner for his second goal of the season, and following a VAR check he was ruled to have been onside, meaning Admira had grabbed a late winner and all three points.

 

RZ Pellets WAC 1-3 TSV Egger Glas Hartberg 

Hartberg moved up into the top six with a win over Wolfsberg in Carinthia. Tobias Kainz floated a ball into the box which deceived everyone except Thomas Rotter, who slid in to poke Hartberg ahead after seven minutes. It was his seventh career Bundesliga goal, all of which have come as a result of set-pieces. Not long later, Nemanja Belakovic doubled the lead with a delightful diving header, becoming the first Hartberg player to score on his Bundesliga debut in the process. Amar Dedic lashed in a near post shot to reduce the deficit six minutes after the break, but once a late strike from ex-WAC man Marc Andre Schmerböck had squirmed through the gloves of Alexander Kofler, Hartberg had the victory wrapped up despite enjoying just 29%  of the possession.

 

LASK 0-2 FK Austria Wien

Austria finally managed to claim a first win of the season, as LASK’s stuttering form continued at home in Pasching. After missing several big chances early on in the game, Austria would have been disappointed to see LASK take back control of the match in the second half. The action really came to life in the latter stages though, as Eric Martel was able to get a fortunate knock-down from a dangerous corner ball, and prod the ball home to give the away side the lead after 77 minutes. It needed a check for a possible handball, but his first league goal of the season stood, and LASK left spaces open as they pushed to equalise. Noah Ohio came on to exploit that room with his lightning pace, and after having one goal chalked-off for offside, he did eventually get on the board. Muharem Huskovic broke clear for Austria in injury time, and he knocked the ball to Ohio to record his first assist in the league, and allow Ohio to open his goal scoring account too. Austria move off the bottom, but both teams remain near the foot of the table.

 

CASHPOINT SCR Altach 1-1 SV Guntamatic Ried

The spoils were shared as Altach took on high-flying Ried in Vorarlberg. It took just 61 seconds for Stefan Nutz to put the visitors ahead with a clever back-heel flick which went in at the far post. It was the fastest goal of the season, and his first goal of the season too, coming after some good movement from Seifedin Chabbi, who provided his first assist of this campaign  for good measure. Atdhe Nuhiu had a game high four shots, and one of them was enough for a first half leveller, after a parry from the Ried goalkeeper bounced back in his direction. It was goal number three for Nuhiu, and all of them have come at home for Altach this season. The hosts had 13 shots and 61% of the possession, but a resilient Ried were worthy of their point at the end, and they sit third in the Bundesliga after seven games.

 

SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz 2-1 SK Austria Klagenfurt

Sturm had 25 shots on Sunday evening, but they needed a last gasp goal to get past Austria Klagenfurt. The game was only a few minutes old when Christopher Cvetko got on the end of Turgay Gemicibasi’s ball in and powered a textbook downward header past home keeper Jörg Siebenhandl. His first Bundesliga goal was cancelled out in the first half though, when Klagenfurt were penalised for a ricocheted handball in the area, and Jakob Jantscher duly stepped up to dispatch the penalty for his second goal of the season. Kelvin Yeboah registered eight shots in the game as Sturm went all out for the winner, and eventually it came through defender Gregory Wüthrich, who kept his cool to slam the ball into the net after 94 minutes, and send the home crowd into a frenzy at the Merkur Arena. Austria Klagenfurt slip to eighth after a tough loss, Sturm stay second.

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