The Watteners beat LASK 2-1 at Tivoli Stadium.
WSG Tirol entered the German Football League final on Monday and secured a place in the European Football Championship. The Watteners sat at the Tivoli Stadium against Lask With goals by Giacomo Frioni (22) and Thomas Sabitzer (45 + 1), respectively Thomas Geiginger (86. / penalty) 2:1, now against Thursday in Innsbruck and Sunday in Vienna fast To participate in the second round of the League Championship qualifiers.
LASK initially had more play in front of 2,742 spectators, but few ideas about attacking. The WSG Pros have been safe at the back and, as has often been the case this season, they can count on their attackers. The opening goal came from a cross from Kofi Schulze, Freionne jumped higher than Rene Renner and headed it with a header. This was the 18th goal for the Albanian this season and he is only one goal behind Red Bull Salzburg’s Karim Adeyemi in the scorers list.
Linz responded with a long-range shot from Guijinger, but goalkeeper Ferdinand Oswald was at the post (25). Then, the game stretched again before Sabitzer hits just before the break. The striker came to the ball after a beautiful solo performance by Frione in the 16th minute, letting LASK defender Omar Sakho effortlessly slip out and defeating goalkeeper Alexander Schlager with a low shot into the near corner.
I tried LASK, but to no avail for a long time
After changing sides, Upper Austria for a long time tried with inappropriate means to score the goal, and the most dangerous scene in the second half belonged to the hosts at first. Julius Erteltaler ran alone towards LASK’s goal in the 65th minute, his attempt was blocked by Schlager, and Brewer Blum hit the next shot just wide of the goal.
Goiginger in particular caused some commotion for the Linzers – in the 71st minute the former ÖFB player found his hero again at Oswald, and three minutes later Goiginger’s long-range shot missed. And in the 86th minute, the winger scored the next goal from a penalty kick after Rafael Behonic and Andreas Gruber missed.
However, the latest attack brought nothing else, so he remained with LASK’s first game four bankruptcy under coach Dietmar Koehbauer and the visitors’ second bitter defeat against WSG in less than four weeks. At the time, the Tyrol had the upper hand 4-0. While next season’s European Cup will be held without this year’s Conference League Round of 16, Wattens has the opportunity to compete internationally for the first time.
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