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Salzburg maintains top spot - Sturm draw, Rapid win

Salzburg maintains top spot – Sturm draw, Rapid win

Sturm Graz and Vienna Austria were split 2-2
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Red Bull Salzburg did not give up a point in the fifth round of the German Bundesliga at the weekend. After a 3-1 win over Austria Klagenfurt on Saturday, the defending champions already top the table by five points. Second place is Sturm Graz after their 2-2 draw with Austria Vienna on Sunday. Violet’s ranking after the third tie and still without a win are at the bottom of the table. On the other hand, Rapid finished third thanks to a 3-0 win over SV Raid.

Because Altach (0-0 at WSG Tirol on Saturday) and LASK, who broke up with Hartberg 1:1 at home on Sunday and thus remained unsuccessful in their third home game, gave up points and are fourth and sixth. Fifth place rider. On Saturday, Wydad celebrated their first win of the season with a 3-0 win over Admira.

Austria fell to the bottom of the table after the fifth round. In the third draw with 2:2 (1:0) in the Sturm Graz plus two defeats, the guests did pretty much right, for Grazer this was the first draw in the ongoing hunt for points. Marko Djuresin scored the two goals for Austria (19. / penalty kick, 69.), X Violet Manpreet Sarkaria (47.) and Kelvin Yeboah (51.) scored for the host. Contrary to his usual habits, Storm coach Christian Elzer decided to make five rounds compared to the first leg of the Europa League playoff at NS Mura (3:1), three of which were related to defense. In addition to David Avengruber, Alexander Brass, Niklas Gerhofer and Lukas Jäger, they defended the attack. There were also Andreas Quinn and Sakarya in the Diamond midfield. Sturm is still in second place, three points behind its closest competitors. Austria now has three points.

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A compact team performance secured a quick home win over SV Red. The Vienna team deservedly won 3-0 (1-0) at the Allianz Arena and improved to third place in the table. The difference for Storm Gras II is three points. On Thursday, Rapid will play the second leg of the Europa League playoff against Zorya Luhansk. Former Rieder Marco Grüll gave Rapid the lead with his second goal of the season five minutes before the break. The attacking player had only moved from Innviertel to Vienna-Hütteldorf during the summer break. Central side Ercan Kara increased in the 72nd minute and thus ensured the initial decision. On the last stage, Reed couldn’t do anything about it, Robert Ljubicic (81) put the finishing touches to his league debut with Rapid after his suspension expired.

Even after their third home game of the season, LASK still awaited their first full-fledged Pasching success. Upper Austria had to settle for a 1:1 (0:0) score against TSV Hartberg on Sunday and failed to gain confidence in Thursday’s Conference League second second leg in Scotland against St Johnston. Florian Flicker, coming from Hartberg in the summer, blocked a failed rehearsal with his 78th minute goal after Mateja Horvat put Styrian ahead in the 69th minute. However, Linz’s side have not won in four league games and after five rounds are nine points behind Salzburg.

Next Saturday, SK Austria Klagenfurt will host WSG Tirol, Hartberg and Salzburg as well as meet Altach and Wolfsberg. Then the Vienna derby between Austria and Rapid will be held on Sunday. In addition, the Upper Austria derby between Reed and Lask is on the rise in Invertel. In the southern part of the city, the Admira Sturm Graz awaits. All matches start at 5:00 PM.

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