German football

FK Austria Vienna – WAC 1: 1: Shon Weissman counts Grünwald goal – Transgaming

by: Adam Smith

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FK Austria Vienna - WAC 1: 1: Shon Weissman counts Grünwald goal

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FK Austria Vienna suffered a setback in the battle to enter the Bundesliga championship round. Despite being in the lead at home against Wolfsberger AC, the seventh table went no further than a 1: 1 (1: 0). The Viennese spend the winter at least six points behind the top 6. Four rounds are still outstanding in the base round in the spring.

"After the game, we had hoped we would win," said Dominik Fitz Cloud,

Alexander Grünwald gave Austria the lead in front of 6,753 spectators (10th), but goalkeeper Shon Weissman equalized in the last quarter (77th). WAC is fourth on the table one point behind Rapid in the New Year. Salzburg is 13 points behind Austria's leader and ten ahead of Austria.

Austria coach Christian Ilzer had to cope without the former strong Benedikt Pichler against his ex-club due to a foot injury. Instead of the midfielder, who had scored in recent matches against Hartberg (5-0) and Rapid (2-2), 18-year-old Patrick Wimmer was in the starting lineup for the first time.

WAC started with the same team, which was 2-2 at AS Roma on Thursday in the Europa League. Only Marcel Ritzmaier replaced Christopher Wernitznig after his illness, but was replaced at the break. Both teams may have had their sought-after pointed stars on board for the last time. Unlike Weissman, Austria's Christoph Monschein was ineffective.

The Wieners got off to a strong start and clearly set the tone in the first few minutes. WAC goalkeeper Alexander Kofler had to save Sarkaria from Manprit (7th place), three minutes later Grünwald struck. Sarkaria headed a lost ball in the middle, with Austria's captain Kofler rolling with his toe worth seeing. It was his fifth league goal this season. Sarkaria had previously beamed with a goal and an assist in the derby.

WAC: Weissman equalizes against Austria

In the middle of the first round, WAC got better in the game, Austria was satisfied with very little possession. Carinthia knocked on the goal for the first time through Nemanja Rnic (29th / header) and Ritzmaier (30th). The greatest chance was given by Anderson Niangbo (34th). After Weissman claimed the ball in the penalty area, the Salzburg loan shot over it – to the annoyance of Michael Liendl, who was also superbly positioned.

After the page change, the game took off again. Substitutes Wernitznig did not take the ball (54th), for Austria Dominik Fitz failed to Kofler (55th). A shot from Wimmer was blocked (56th), a header from Michael Madl does not count due to bad play (57th).

On the other hand, Rnic (73rd) and Liendl (83rd) shot over the goal. After a post from Liendl, where Austria keeper Ivan Lucic did not cut a good figure, Weissman was on the post. The Israelite turned his head from a tight hold after being prepared by substitute Mario Leitgeb. With 17 ligators, he leads the Bundesliga shooting list alone ahead of Salzburg's Erling Haaland (16 goals).

Austria is already unbeaten five rounds, but the point didn't really help the violins. They have won just one of the last seven duels with the WAC. Carinthia celebrated the draw in Vienna after they last showed in Rome. The record under interim coach Mohamed Sahli, who will return to the second link this winter, is after six competitive matches with one win, two draws and three defeats.

In the parallel game Sunday afternoon, SV Mattersburg sent WSG Tirol 3-1 away. With this, the Burgenlanders handed the red lantern to the Tyroleans.

FK Austria Wien – Wolfsberger AC 1: 1 (1: 0)

porter: 1: 0 (10.) Grünwald, 1: 1 (76.) Weissman

Bundesliga table after the first Sunday matches:

place

club

sp

S

U

N

porter

diff

points

first

Red Bull Salzburg

18

13

5

0

66:18

48

44

Second

LASK Linz

17

13

2

2

34:13

21

41

third

Rapid Vienna

18

9

5

4

38:21

17

32

fourth

WAC

18

9

4

5

41:23

18

31

fifth

TSV Hartberg

18

8

4

6

33:37

-4

28

sixth

SK Sturm Graz

17

8

3

6

30:20

10

27

seventh

Austria Vienna

18

5

6

7

28:31

-3

21

8.

SCR Fest

18

6

1

11

29:38

-9

19

9.

SKN St. Pölten

18

3

6

9

6:44 p.m.

-26

15

10th

FC Admira

18

3

5

10

5:38 p.m.

-21

14

11th

SV Mattersburg

18

4

2

12

11:47 p.m.

-24

14

12.

WSG Tirol

18

3

3

12

8:47 p.m.

-27

12