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What obstacles still await SK Sturm in the Bundesliga title fight?

What obstacles still await SK Sturm in the Bundesliga title fight?

In 1998, SK Sturm made himself immortal in the annals of the Bundesliga. The first safe championship title was captured very early on followed by two more titles in 1999 and 2011, both of which were only won on the final day of the match. Four rounds before the final whistle of the Bundesliga, the Black and Whites have all the trump cards in their hands to celebrate their next league victory. Coach Christian Elzer's team leads chasers Salzburg by three points. On Sunday of all days (5pm, ORF 1 & Sky Live), these two clubs will face each other in a summit meeting. Incidentally, tickets are still available at the Red Bull Arena in Wals-Siezenheim even though the stadium is only half full (as is always the case in the Bundesliga).

The starting position is still very simple for both clubs. Both Sturm and Salzburg have everything they can to win the championship on May 19. The Mozartstadt team “only” has to win the remaining four matches. Because if there is a tie on points with Sturm, Salzburg always advances, with one exception: this exception: Sturm will have to celebrate a victory by at least two goals on Sunday in order to retain the league title, which he recently managed to lift the championship plate ten Successive times to outperform her in a direct duel. However, the Styrian side could have all the trumps in their favor with a win by just one point on Sunday.

All of Sturm's home games are already sold out

This will have a huge impact on the rest of the program. For example, if they draw in Salzburg, Sturm will be in a lucky position as he can afford to draw again in the remaining three matches. Sturm's home matches against Hartberg (May 5) and Australia Klagenfurt (May 19) have already been sold out. In between, LASK is waiting on May 12.

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The Graz side, who want to successfully defend their Austrian Football Association Cup title against Rapid at a sold-out Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt just three days after the injury in Salzburg, will have to do without the suspended David Schenig on Sunday. Additionally, the availability of midfielder John Gorenc Stankovic is questionable. The Slovenian has problems with his shin bone after suffering a blow to his leg.