Derby frustration at the Wattens: Wacker foals draw draw

After a 1:1 remis, the Wacker foals rightly left the Gernot Long Stadium with a broad chest. The Derby frustration remained on the side of WSG Wattens, who were not the favourites.

Wattens – After the large rotation with the clearly lost ÖFB Cup play in Hartberg Wattens coach Thommy Silberberger sent again his “Einser-Garnitur” on the field. Anyone who believed that the experienced green-white eleven would be able to get the young black-green team to their liking every minute, was quickly taught better.

After the first big WSG chance – Milan Jurdik shot after a corner ball from two meters over the goal (8.) – the FCW-Youngsters put off the initial shyness. A Gallé shot deflected by Svoboda was the first warning sign (14th), a pole goal by Alex Gründler the huge chance on the guest lead (22nd). The landlords remained dangerous in the first place only in standard situations. And so the Wacker-Goalie Hidajet Hankic WSG playmaker Benni Pranter, who scored volley to 1-0 (32nd), put a fist defence that was too short. The foals from Innsbruck, however, remained at eye level at least, and continued to appear cheeky without much reinforcement from the professional department. The 1:1 equalization (38th) after a measure flank from Gründler on the head of Atsushi Zaizen was more than only logical.

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With another pole goal from Stefan Pribanovic the Wattener strained immediately before the break whistle the luck. The newly crowned Junior Cycling World Champion Laura Stigger was greeted enthusiastically as a fairy godmother in the Gernot Lange Stadium. Some gentlemen, especially on the part of the hosts, were relatively far away from such an energy performance as the Haimingerin had delivered.

The WSG didn’t really get going at the beginning of the second half either. Thommy Grumser’s Wacker II team, which was very well set up, also enjoyed this “small” Tyrolean soccer derby more.

It took until the 66th minute before Wattens sprayed real danger again: Hankic fished a full shot from Ignacio Jauregui but from the corner, the subsequent Stanglpass by Lukas Katnik did not put defensive boss Ione Cabrera in the net. The WSG brought the match back under control with the claim to play right at the front, central defender Michael Svoboda missed the match point (80th) by head and by another brilliant act of Hankic.

The alleged Wacker gold goal was disallowed in the final because of a previous foul, it remained a fair point sharing, which could give the Wackerians more joy. What was missing at Wattens? “Goalie Ferdinand Oswald was completely satisfied with “Everything”.” Sports manager Stefan Köck soberly summarized two lost points in the fight for the title: “In the last third we were too mau. They did their job very well and we missed a lot. Whenever we’re at the front, we always let up. That annoys me.” Check out Red Spins for more promotions and bonuses.

Rapid also lost to St. Pölten, new start record for Salzburg

The SCR Altach has broken the spell: The Vorarlberg team celebrated their first victory of the season on the ninth matchday, beating the Admira 4:2.

SK Rapid Wien – SKN St. Pölten 0:2 (0:0)

The crisis of SK Rapid has intensified. St. Pölten kidnapped all three points from Vienna with a 2-0 victory on Saturday. For the Hütteldorfer it was the fourth defeat in the ninth game of the season. While St. Pölten came second with 20 points – as many as in the entire previous season – Rapid is still seventh.

Rene Gartler scored in the 44th minute with his sixth goal of the season for the break for the Lower Austrians. Husein Balic scored the goal in the 64th minute to make the preliminary decision. Rapid played after a yellow-red card for Andrej Ivan (59.) there already to tenth.

The Viennese have only taken one point from the past four league games. They will continue on Thursday in the Europa League with the away game at the Glasgow Rangers. Coach Goran Djuricin will then no longer sit on the bench of the Rapidlers. Shortly after the end of the game, it became official that the Viennese team was separating from the coach, who had been controversial for weeks.

Andrej Ivan Honours 


Universitatea Craiova
  • Liga II: 2013–14


  • Liga I Team of the Season: 2016–17

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WAC – FC Red Bull Salzburg 1:4 (0:0)

Red Bull Salzburg broke Rapid’s 31-year-old start record with a 4-1 win at the WAC. Thanks to goals from Zlatko Junuzovic (47.), Munas Dabbur (55., 94.) and Reinhold Yabo (96.), the serial champion took the ninth victory in the ninth Bundesliga season match and left the eight-game Rapids series of 1987/88 to the dust of history.

Despite a 2-0 lead after Dever Orgill’s 72nd goal, the “bulls” still had 15 minutes to fear before Dabbur and Yabo finally settled the matter.

In the first WAC defeat after three wins en suite, the red card for WAC-Goalie Kofler in the 20th minute proved to be a decisive factor.

FC Admira Wacker – SCR Altach 2:4 (1:2)

The SCR Altach celebrated its first victory of the season in the Bundesliga. The Vorarlbergers managed their longed-for liberation stroke with a 4-2 away win at FC Admira. Coach Werner Grabherr’s eleven are now five points further down the table, but only one point behind Wacker Innsbruck and TSV Hartberg, who will play on Sunday. Here in Mansion Casino, players can enjoy a vast selection of Playtech slots and live studio games!

Felix Luckeneder (7th), Stefan Nutz on penalty kick (40th) and a double header by Simon Piesinger (50th, 53rd) stopped the Altacher Sieglos series with their goals. The last league victory so far was on 5 May 2018 (1:0 in Mattersburg).

For the Admira, Wilhelm Vorsager (42nd) scored the intermediate 1:2 follow-up goal, Sasa Kalajdzic scored on his comeback to the 4:2 final score (91st). The eleven of coach Ernst Baumeister, however, conceded their sixth defeat of the season and have been without a win in the domestic BSFZ Arena for seven games.

ManCity at the guest performance in Hoffenheim under pressure to make a move

The Bavarians want to fuel their self-confidence with a home win against Ajax, while world soccer player Modric is challenged at Reals’ guest appearance in Moscow.

Sinsheim/Munich /Turin – Manchester City are already under pressure in the Champions League following their 2-1 home defeat at the start. On Tuesday evening, England’s champions will make a guest appearance at the German Bundesliga club Hoffenheim; anything but a victory would be a disappointment for the team of successful coach Pep Guardiola. But City will have to get by without his stricken goalscorer Sergio Aguero.

Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann, of course, has a “basic idea” of how he wants to play Guardiola. “Nevertheless, it will of course be extremely difficult to win against this ensemble,” the 31-year-old stressed. After all, City is one of the few teams “where the squad value goes up to over a billion”.

Two ÖFB kickers against ManCity

Nagelsmann, in whose starting eleven the two ÖFB legionnaires Stefan Posch and Florian Grillitsch are expected, nevertheless dreams of the sensation: “If we should win, which of course we also try to do in this game, it would have great significance.” Hoffenheim would also have four points in Group F after 2-2 with Ukrainian champions Schachtar Donezk.

“There will be a lot going on, I think. It’s a huge team with an incredibly good coach. I think it will be one of the most interesting games since TSG Hoffenheim has existed,” Hungarian TSG attacker Adam Szalai predicted in front of the firecracker against the “Citizens”. “Pep Guardiola has a plan and doesn’t come here to play a draw. And who knows Julian Nagelsmann, knows that it will be a tactical highlight for every fan.” But the Hoffenheim coach’s hands are a bit tied, especially on the defensive the personnel situation is precarious.

Ádám Szalai Honours


  • Young Hungarian Player of The Year: 2008
  • Bundesliga Player of the Month: December 2012
  • Hungarian Player of The Year: 2011, 2012

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Müller: “Reality has caught up with us”

Bayern Munich also missed their dress rehearsal for the Champions League home match at Hertha BSC Berlin on Friday evening with a score of 0:2 against Ajax Amsterdam and lost the Bundesliga table lead to Borussia Dortmund with the second match without a win en suite. In the premier class, ÖFB star David Alaba and Co. will now regain their self-confidence and, after a 2-0 start success at Benfica Lisbon, take the next step towards victory in Group E, which Ajax currently leads after a 3-0 win over AEK Athens. “A week ago, you had the impression we were invincible. Now reality has caught up with us a bit,” said Bayern veteran Thomas Müller.

In Group H, the Young Boys from Bern (with Thorsten Schick in the squad), who are superior at the top in the domestic championship without losing any points, are waiting for their next mammoth task after their 3-0 home defeat against Manchester United with a guest appearance at Italy’s serial champion Juventus Turin. However, “Juve” is missing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who was excluded from the 2-0 victory in Valencia. Players will be pleased to discover a great range of games available at Loony Bingo.

Real without Ramos and Bale

Defending champion Real Madrid will play in Group G with Russian runners-up ZSKA Moscow. After the 3-0 home win over AS Roma, Luka Modric, who was awarded the title as world footballer last week, will be particularly challenged this time, as not only Real captain Sergio Ramos, but also striker star Gareth Bale did not travel to Russia because of a groin wessur. For the 33-year-old, it is also a return to the scene of the World Cup final, which he lost 2-4 against France with Croatia two and a half months ago. This time “Lukita” wants to leave the Luschniki Stadium as the winner.