Junior Adamu (28th) had put Salzburg in the lead. The WSG, still without a win, managed to equalize in the meantime after an increase in performance after changing sides by Bror Blume (54th). When it came down to it, Salzburg coach Matthias Jaissle was able to react from the bench and the substitutes Noah Okafor (83rd) and Benjamin Sesko (88th) gave the favorite the victory.
At the top of the table, Salzburg are now ten points ahead of SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz, who will only receive SK Austria Klagenfurt on Sunday (5 p.m.). The Salzburg team will continue on Tuesday. At the start of the Champions League, Coach Jaissle’s selection will be guest at the Spanish top club Sevilla FC.
Salzburg continue without losing points
Masters Salzburg keep the clean slate in the Bundesliga. Two late hits gave the “Bulls” a 3-1 win at WSG Tirol.
Tyroleans are taking the pace out of the game
WSG trainer Thomas Silberberger had expected “maximum intensity” from the guests in the first quarter of an hour. The two chains of four of the Tyroleans were closely spaced. The Salzburg team, who came in without the injured Zlatko Junuzovic (bruised heel) and Brenden Aaronson, who returned late from the USA, acted dominantly, relied on ball control and looked for the gap.
The WSG, in which Giacomo Vrioni, who was suffering from thigh problems, was at least able to take the pace out of the game. With the best chance of scoring in the first quarter of an hour, Adamu escaped the opponents with a cross from Ulm, but failed because of WSG keeper Ferdinand Oswald (4th). After almost half an hour, the Wattener suddenly had the lead – but received the 0: 1 straight away.
Adamu dances the Tyrolean defensive
Tobias Anselm first shot from the edge of the penalty area next to the goal (27th) before Adamu started solo on the other side. Austria’s U21 international danced Maxime Awoudja, made room and finished from 16 meters. Salzburg led, but was lucky five minutes later with an artificial shot. The agile Anselm extended a cross with his heel towards the goal and hit the crossbar (33rd). The master’s break leadership was overall deserved.
At Salzburg, after a break, Maurits Kjaergaard came on for Bernardo, who was unable to set much accents in the left midfield. A few minutes passed before Maximilian Wöber’s carelessness equalized the WSG. The defender made a bad pass, the ball came to Blume via Anselm, who finished precisely and sharply. For the Dane, who was brought in in the summer, it was his first goal in the Bundesliga.
Salzburg final offensive with a happy ending
Salzburg’s sovereignty was lost a little. Jaissle responded and brought Sesko for Adeyemi, who did little. The Slovenian team striker made it 2-1, but still shot past the goal (74th). Shortly afterwards Okafor came for Adamu. Silberberger reacted with a triple swap to the increasing pressure from the opponent – in vain. Against the now tired Wattener, Okafor slipped the ball from 17 meters into the Kreuzeck for the preliminary decision. Sesko then dusted off after Oswald’s defense against Okafor for the third Salzburg goal.
Voices for the game
Thomas Silberberger (WSG-Trainer): “We lost the game in the first half because we were too passive. The defense in front of the first goal was anything but ideal. In the first half we were afraid on the offensive, I don’t understand why. We came out of the locker room as if we had been changed; after the 1-1 draw we felt closer to the second goal than Red Bull. The difference was the bench. We’re exchanging one that costs 7,000 euros, Red Bull one that is worth 20 million. It was a good performance, but unfortunately without a point. “
Matthias Jaissle (Salzburg coach): “We certainly didn’t play our best game, overall I wasn’t that satisfied, that wasn’t what I had basically imagined. But if you can add this from the bank, then it is often decisive for the game. The Tyroleans did it really well. They played through their patterns consistently. I don’t hope we already had Seville in mind. If we don’t get to 100 percent and have the necessary intensity against the ball, it will be difficult. “
Admiral Bundesliga, seventh round
WSG Tirol – Salzburg 1: 3 (0: 1)
Innsbruck, Tivoli Stadium, 2,750 spectators, SR Grobelnik
0:1 Adamu (28.)
1:1 Blume (54.)
1:2 Okafor (83.)
1:3 Sesko (88.)
WSG Tirol: Oswald – Bacher, Behounek, Awoudja, Klassen – Koch (81./Naschberger), Petsos, Blume (81./Ranacher), Wallner (64./Skrbo) – Rogelj (81./Müller), Anselm (71./Sabitzer )
Salzburg: Köhn – Kristensen, Solet, Wöber (68./Piatkowski), Ulmer – Seiwald, Camara, Sucic (80./Capaldo), Bernardo (46./Kjaergaard) – Adamu (80./Okafor), Adeyemi (68./Sesko )
Yellow cards: Rogelj, Klassen, Skrbo or Adeyemi
The best: Anselm, Bacher, Rogelj or Seiwald, Camara, Kristensen