More explosive is hardly possible. When first against second clash, a spectacle is often the logical consequence in football.
Football spectacle in St. Johann
Around 500 spectators were very well entertained on Friday evening for their entrance fee in the Pongauer Alpenarena. From hard-fought duels between the protagonists to controversial referee decisions, the top game had everything a footballer’s heart desires.
You can rely on Hödl
It all started with a dream pass from captain Manuel Krainz, which Johannes Zottl presented in an exemplary manner for Knipser Marco Hödl (6th) to give the Austrians a 1-0 lead. With his twelfth goal, Hödl takes the lead in the league’s internal shooter list.
The townspeople clearly set the tone. Against physically strong Pongauers, the violets kept up well. “Austria Salzburg was clearly better in the first half and played with a lot of speed that we couldn’t stop for a long time,” explained St. Johann’s coach Ernst Lottermoser to SALZBURG24.
Ajibade heaves a header in to equalize
However, the lead only lasted until the 34th minute when St. Johann’s captain Benjamin Ajbade jumped to the “second floor” after a corner kick and headed the 1: 1 equalizer.
With the half-time whistle, a decision by the Vorarlberg referees heats up the minds. Marinko Sorda cleared Krainz after a free-kick trick, who hit the left corner to make it 2-1.
Strange scene with the winning goal
Referee Christian Schadl initially gave the goal. However, after his assistant Manuel Lauk intervened on the line because of an alleged offside position, a cancellation was in the room. After a brief consultation, however, the Austrianer’s winning goal counted.
In the highlight video from our partner sizasport.tv it becomes clear that the decision was extremely close. But Rene Zia did not obstruct goalkeeper Manuel Wallinger. In addition, there was no longer any Maxglaner on the ball.
Lottermoser is raging
“The performance of the referees was lousy. In top games they always fail. They are supposed to lead a game and not control it,” raged Lottermoser.
His counterpart Christian Schaider understands the ex-leader’s excitement: “It was very difficult to decide. That the goal was given was certainly happy. But we deserved to win because our match plan worked out and we were physically in top shape.”
Austria Salzburg is the new leader
With the narrow triumph, Austria Salzburg is now stealing the championship lead from the Pongauers. The promotion to the Regionallga West is difficult to take for both teams. Kuchl is third in three remaining games, six points behind St. Johann. “We are in the lead, but not yet at the top,” summarized Schaider.
In the parallel games there were two 3-0 away wins. In addition to Kuchl’s victory in Grödig, Anif Schlaglicht also defeated SAK in 1914 with the same result. Seekirchen won 2-0 away from Wals-Grünau.
Regionalliga Salzburg: 15th round
- SV Grödig: SV Kuchl 0: 3 (0: 1)
- SAK 1914: USK Anif 0: 3 (0: 3)
- SV Wals-Grünau: SV Seekirchen 0: 2 (0: 0)
- TSV St. Johann : SV Austria Salzburg 1:2 (1:2)
- Saturday, 4 p.m .: FC Pinzgau Saalfelden: Bischofshofen
- Tuesday, 7 p.m .: FC Pinzgau Saalfelden: SV Wals-Grünau
- Tuesday, 7 p.m .: SV Seekirchen: SV Grödig