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LASK should make a little miracle Thursday (9pm / Live ServusTV, Sky) in the CCFL’s Round of 16. After 1:4, Linzer needs at least three goals in St. Polten’s “European Cup of Exile” against Slavia Prague to stay that way. Anyway, the dress rehearsal was perfect with the 6-0 win over WSG Tirol at the weekend. “We have to press the gas and set off fireworks, as happened on Sunday,” said striker Husein Balic.
Coach Andreas Wieland was also hoping to launch a similar unrestricted attack against the Tyroleans. “The logo is clear, the starting position is clear. There are no big tactics and we have to show attributes like the weekend and also yearning for goals again,” the 38-year-old said. Even if Welland was well aware of the difference in quality between Slavia and the WSG team, he loved His team’s latest performance: “There was a huge difference in body language between Thursday and Sunday.”
“Of course, the victory against Tyrol gave us self-confidence. It will be important to attract the fans,” explained Welland, who is also hoping to gain support from the host team. Compared to previous UEFA Cup matches at home in Klagenfurt, it is a lot easier this time “It’s up to us to let the sparks fly,” said Wieland, who can count on the whole team again except for Petar Filipovic, who is not yet fit for the game.
This time they want to prevent Nigerian speedster Yira Sor from playing cat-and-mouse again with the LASK defense. “Our defense has to be higher than it was in the first leg. We must prevent the opponent from falling behind the last string. We need more strength for that,” said Welland. “Palic saw it similarly.” In the first leg, everyone here knows that we We didn’t play our best game. Above all, the goals that were accepted were very cheap,” said the 26-year-old, who knows the NV Arena well from his years at St Polten.
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