Salzburg defeated SV Gunmatique Red 3-0 (1-0) in the final at Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt on Sunday, bringing their ninth win in the club’s history.
A minute’s silence was held in honor of Ivica Osim before the match started. The coaching legend a few days before his 81st birthday on Sunday deceased.
Head coach Matthias Jaissle’s team has been trying to put pressure on their Innviertel opponents right from the start. In the third minute, Karim Adeyemi tried for the first time with a quick shot down the left flank, but Samuel Shaheen Radlinger managed to nullify his cross against Rider.
Even after a few minutes, Adeyemi became the center of attention. This time he passes the ball past goalkeeper Rieder, but the defender from Upper Austria can keep it away. After a quarter of an hour there is the first change. But not with one of the two teams, but with the referee team. Martin Hoefler’s assistant can no longer continue due to injury, he alternates tasks with fourth official Rene Isner.
A dream goal by Suči to lead Salzburg
Then, Red could free himself up a bit and get serious for the first time. The long-distance free kick is an easy prey for Salzburg goalkeeper Philip Cohn. In the 26th minute, Marcel Seigl came a little close to the goal with a free kick attempt, but the ball was deflected decisively and thus missed its goal.
After nearly half an hour, the candidate is finally able to turn his mastery of play into a goal. Once again, the attack passes through Adeyemi, who takes Andreas Olmer with him, and then Adeyemi passes the ball to Luka Sucic, who hits the ball into the cross corner.
At first, Rieder tried to become unsettled by impotence. After a through pass, Ante Bajic had the chance to equalize almost before halftime, but Kun was there. The first action after the restart also belongs to the Innviertler: Bajic cleverly allows the opponent to exit into the penalty area and immediately withdraw, but being there again and can dodge well.
Reid fights to the end, but Salzburg scores
On the flip side, Salzburg could ramp up with its first dangerous act in the second half of the game: after a short corner kick, Noah Okafor crosses perfectly into the danger zone, as Maximilian Wober climbs up and heads it to make it 2-0. After about an hour, Adeyemi almost crowned himself with a strong performance with a goal, but his goal was canceled after the video assistant referee (VAR) reviewed the scene for offside when Okafor passed the ball.
Reed also left no stone unturned in the closing stages. Bajic hits almost acrobatic with an overhead kick, then fails alone in front of Cohn and in the follow-up shot Leo Micic nearly headed in. But Whopper saves in dire need. Five minutes before the end of the match, Upper Austria demanded a penalty after a handball from Wöber in their team’s penalty area, but they did not award the penalty.
Shortly before the end of the match, Salzburg finally put the lid on the match. Adeyemi starts from the left attacking side and serves substitute Benjamin Cesko in a perfect way and the Slovenian excels in the final result.
Matthias Gisele: “Greetings to Reid”
The Bulls fix the double and secure the fourth consecutive cup title. “Greetings to Reid, they did a good job until the end today and made the match tight. But we played our game for long stretches of the match. We didn’t get 3-0 early enough, so we still had to play a little bit afterwards,” said Salzburg coach Matthias Gisele. The final whistle “trembles, but in all it was a well-deserved victory.”
Defense chief Maximilian Weber also appreciated Redren: “The game wasn’t as straightforward as it was in the end. We had to fight for every chance. The longer the match went, the more chances we were able to create. In general, the win is justified. The titles It’s always something special and it’s never taken for granted. That’s why we’ll celebrate decently today.”
RED coach Christian Heinley is proud of his team: “We sold ourselves very dearly today. If you wanted to beat Salzburg, everything had to fit in one day and certain decisions had to be made for you. Too little, it would have been enough to make a great sense. We were In a great match when the score was 0-2 and we had good chances. For me, the penalty should have been clear for us. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. There is enough.”
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