The rehearsal for the return match against Fiorentina to enter the group stage of the Conference League was unsuccessful. Instead, Hoteldorfer dropped from third to fourth after a second draw in the fifth league game. After beating LASK 1-1 last week, the Tyrolean side only got their second point, still in penultimate place.
Speedy coach Zoran Barisić left two attacking mainstays on the bench in leading strikers Guido Burgstaller and Marko Grol. Fally Mayulu was allowed to try for the first time from the start in front of 15,900 spectators at Allianz Stadium. However, the 21-year-old Frenchman looked like a foreign body up front. On the other hand, Luca Kronberger, who shocked the hosts with a stroke of genius in the eighth minute, was completely different. The 21-year-old, on loan from Sturm Graz, fired from more than 25 metres, smashing into the cross corner.
After the break, Vienna’s side had a new impetus through the changes, and they pressed for an equalizer. Matthias Seidl finally managed it in the 60th minute from the far corner. There was a double whammy in the air, and the Tyroleans were occupied almost exclusively with defensive work. But no more visits.
After his successful appearance in the European Cup, LASK was pleased with his second victory in his youth season. Both teams started strong, but without a strong move towards the goal. Linz’s first impressive move finished 1-0 after half an hour: after several pauses, the ball reached the right where midfielder Florian Flicker shot Zulé, who hit his head.
After that LASK took control of the match and got even more dangerous. After the break, Zolge (58) scored the second goal, and this time he hit the ball with Spitz. Violet then ramped up her efforts to reach the danger zone, but she lacked penetration power.
However, the result was impressive for the Vienna players, who picked up four points and are currently only ninth. On the other hand, LASK advanced to fifth place in the standings table, with eight points.
It was much better for another Austria: SK Austria Klagenfurt gave coach Peter Pacholt a clear victory in his 250th appearance in Hartberg. Overall, the Carinthians remain unbeaten after five rounds and overtake Rapid by nine points in third place. Hartberg is currently in eighth place.
The hosts from East Styria dominated the start of the game and had more possession, but were unable to create scoring chances. In the 44th minute, the Hartberg goalkeeper had no chance when Andrew Irving struck a precise shot from 15 metres. The previously unseen Scotsman took advantage of the space to score his third goal of the season.
After the break, TSV continued their attacking bid, but the Carinthian stable block didn’t turn around. Instead, Klagenfurt made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute thanks to Sinan Karuina, who slotted through Hartberg’s back and slotted the ball into the left corner. Practically with the final whistle, Caruina raised the lead to 0:3 (94).