Altas conceded the eighth defeat in a row (goal difference 1:16) and is still waiting for the first point under the leadership of new coach Ludovic Magnin. Because the “basement competition” also lost on Saturday, they are still four points behind Flyeralarm Admira Wacker and seven points behind WSG Tirol.
In front of 2,461 spectators at Wörthersee, Klagenfurt was once again forced to lay off several players, including suspended Torgay Gimbassi and Patrick Grill, who were temporarily absent due to influenza, two midfield fans.
Klagenfurt gets off to a great start
That didn’t stop the Carinthians, who were changed in five positions by coach Peter Bacolt, from off to a great start. After a long throw in, Altaş could not clear the penalty area, goalkeeper Tino Casale reacted aggressively to Christopher Svetko’s shot, but Timosi Anderson easily scored a follow-up shot – it was played in the 3:30 minute.
Unsafe Altascher in the entire first half brought only one shot from Gianluca Gaudino (the eighth was saved by Lennart Moser) and not much else together. The Vorarlbergers’ high ball possession was not significantly reflected in dangerous actions due to a lack of ideas.
The owners of the land did not score many of them either, but with their efficiency they made the initial decision after about half an hour. Striker Beckerb, who is rarely wanted at Bault this season, scored a free kick past Casale when Florian Garitz headed the ball.
Altach lacks bite
Magnin responded at the break by replacing Christoph München and Manuel Thornwald, but Austria set the tone again. Garitz failed in a solo race to Casale (51st), with Svetko headed away (52nd). Nothing indicated that the guests were catching up, who lacked not only offensive danger but also sting in a relegation battle.
Altach’s best chance came in the 74th minute when Austria goalkeeper Moser had to intervene when Dominic Reiter’s shot. After all, the SCR team at least pushed for the next goal in the end, but it remained boring in front of the Klagenfurt team, which was constantly standing low. On the host side, Garitz Casale tested again, Tsvetko chased the ball into the clouds from a good position (both 78). The last point was a shot from Altach’s Bakari Nimaga (91).
Comments about the game:
Peter Bacolt (Klagenfurt coach): “It was a well-deserved victory for us. The door to the top qualifiers is now wide open.”
Ludovic Magnin (Altach coach): “Compared to 0:2 against Austria Vienna, I saw an improvement in terms of play. Unfortunately, we conceded the two goals from set-pieces and practically from nowhere. At the bottom of the table we just lack self-confidence, we have to work harder and be more toxic.”
Bundesliga Admiral, Round 20
Klagenfurt – Altach 2: 0 (2: 0)
Klagenfurt, Wörthersee Stadium, 2,461 spectators, SR Jäger
1-0 Timosey Anderson (4′)
2-0 Beckerb (27 min)
Klagenfurt: Moser-Blaunsteiner (62/actor), Maher, Wimer, Schumacher- Saravania-Timusi-Anderson, Tsviko (92/Moreira), Gikezos, Garitz (92/Reder) – Beckerb
Altach: Casali – Thurnwald (46 / Mischitz), Bumberger, Nanizayamo, Schreiner (56 / Haudum) – Aigner, Nimaga – Reiter, Gaudino, Edokpolor – Monschein (46 / Nuhiu)
Yellow Cards: Jaritz or Edokpolor, Nimaga, Aigner, Gaudino, Nohiu
Best: Wimer, Timosey Anderson, Jaritz and Casale
“General writer. Twitter fanatic. Award-winning alcohol practitioner. Pop culture guru.”