Wiener Austria will finish the Bundesliga qualifying group in first place. The violets won with chasers Altach on Tuesday evening despite a 0: 1 break deficit with 2: 1. This gave the violets home rights in the play-off semi-final against Vorarlberg on July 8th. Altach suffered the first loss in the qualifying group and the first at home this year.
Johannes Tartarotti (27th) brought the Vorarlbergers in the lead, but after a change of sides, Austria made the turn with goals from Maximilian Sax (57th) and Bright Edomwonyi (79th). Before the final round on Saturday, the Favoritner are now five points ahead of Altach. Austria can save energy at home against Mattersburg as well as the Rhine villages, which are guests in St. Pölten.
Wiener Austria back on Siegerstrasse
Austria managed to kidnap a win for the first time since October 2015 or seven league games in the Schnabelholz. After the desolate 2: 5 against St. Pölten at the weekend, Christian Ilzer’s team returned to winning ways. She tried to set accents early. Christoph Monschein deflected the ball on the way to Martin Kobras (4th), Vesel Demaku, who was attacked in the attacking midfield, narrowly missed the bar from eleven meters (23rd). Altach initially acted too imprecisely in the attack, when the Vorarlbergs increased in accuracy, but the purple back team was immediately challenged.
Patrick Pentz defused a conclusion from Sidney Sam, but three minutes later Austrias goalkeeper had to reach behind. Emir Karic and Manfred Fischer combined effortlessly towards the goal, the likewise uninhibited Tartarotti pulled out of the ambush. The Altacher then controlled the game, the Austria ran stuck. Bitter for the Altachers was the loss of Fischer, who had to leave the field after half an hour with muscular problems in the thigh. Karic was also struggling with thigh problems. The left-back stayed in the cabin during the break and Sam was also spared.
Altach with a missed chance in the final seconds
Austria started better again. The Viennese offensives acted with the Sax, substituted for Demaku – and rewarded themselves. Thomas Ebner lifted the ball on the offensive man who was still excluded in the first leg in Vienna, who completed a completely volley in the penalty area. The Altacher struggling for compactness only came back to the fore after an hour. Frantz Pangop should have taken the 2-1 shot when, after Marco Meilinger’s preparation, he appeared completely free in front of Pentz, who shot him (62nd).
So Austria turned the game thanks to a co-production of two “Jokers”. Patrick Wimmer refueled past three Altachers into the penalty area, Edomwonyi used safely. Altach missed Christian Gebauer’s huge chance of 2-2 in the final seconds.