Blau Weiß Linz defended the top of the tournament on Friday with a 2–0 win over FAC. With their 10th successive win, they set a record in the second division.
The Linzers could continue their strong streak! They scored their 10th consecutive full success at home – and kept laughing off the table. It was a tenth successive victory as well. Thus, Upper Austria tied with Admira, who in 2000 achieved ten straight victories and holds the record for the longest winning streak in the second division to date.
First chaser Liefering (also Friday 3: 2 against Dornbirn) is two points behind Blau Weiß before the last four rounds.
The home team from Linz dominated the match from the start. Gemicibasi gave a first warning shot from a free kick – half a right (center 13). Subsequently, Schubert missed twice (23, 28). Immediately thereafter, Schubert appeared again dangerously in the penalty area – and made a foul. He converted the penalty kick himself to 1-0 (33).
Chance to equalize, yellow and red
At the start of the second half, FAC provided its first big opportunity: however, Pichler fired over the goal from 11 meters from a central position (49). The starting signal for a catch-up race in Vienna? No, because FAC weakened itself shortly after, and Krainz saw a yellow and red card (60).
With the man left, the blue will not let the white burn anymore. Even that passes make the score 2-0 (63rd place) with a header from a corner kick. VAC goalkeeper Gensirajic prevented the 3-0 victory with a wonderful shock when Brandner fired from Krozik (65th). Left 2-0.
FAC returns to eleventh place
FAC has fallen twice due to bankruptcy and is now 11th in the chart. Vienna, which is only three points lower, was overtaken by Vorwartz Steyr (10th) and Amstetten (9th). The last two goals and there are no consecutive points Steyr played in Juniors OÖ 3: 1, Amstetten against Kapfenberg 2: 1.
The Young Violets (13th) had a dramatic win over Lavnitz (3rd place) – 2: 1.