Football champion Red Bull Salzburg has successfully organized its dress rehearsal for the decider to qualify for the Champions League against Red Star Belgrade. The Salzburg sat on Bundesliga rear light SCR Altach sat with some difficulty with 3: 2 (2: 1). Xaver Schlager scored the decisive goal in the 83rd minute.
Smail Prevljak had scored twice in the lead for the championship leaders (4th, 21st), Manfred Fischer (10th) and Kristijan Dobras (58th) equalizer. For Salzburg, it was the fifth victory in the fifth league game, the gap on the first pursuer St. Pölten is already four points. Altach has not scored at home in three games, is with two chips at the bottom of the table and is the only team in the league that still has no points.
The Salzburg coach Marco Rose revolution as expected with a view to the second stage on Wednesday (21.00) against Belgrade (first stage 0-0). The starting line-up was changed to seven positions, from the regular staff only keeper Cican Stankovic, Stefan Lainer, Andre Ramalho and Diadie Samassekou started. In possession of the ball, instead of the usual 4-4-2, Salzburg acted in a 4-3-3 system with Prevljak in the storm center.
After a cross-over from Patson Daka, who had previously danced his former Embarry teammate Emir Karic on the right side, Prevljak scored already in the 4th minute of Salzburg & # 39; s 1,000th lap since the start of the season 2005/06, since the club under the name Red Bull firmiert.
Salzburgers dominated at the beginning
Salzburg dictated the game, also found a chance via Enock Mwepu (6), but grabbed the first goal of the season from the game. Joshua Gatt passed the ball to Fischer. His first attempt was still blocked, in the second he overcame Stankovic.
The superior at this stage beat Salzburg back by a worthwhile action by Prevljak. The 23-year-old took a pass from Schlager and scored from the penalty area in the right corner. Prevljak had already scored twice against Hartberg (2: 0), but in the first match in Belgrade (0: 0) he still did not come into use. Before Wednesday he should be an option at least as a "Joker".
Altach more active in the second half
After a break, the Altacher, who went from a defensive five to a four-chain, also did a bit more for the game. A first attempt by Benedikt Zech was just missed (49.), Altach's second shot on goal but brought the recent equalizer. Gatt used the dobras, which were available for the first time this season from the start and ended midway through the right corner.
Salzburg was no longer so convincing. A header by Lainer missed his goal (67.). A shot from Mwepu parried Andreas Lukse (74.), five minutes later also the substitute Munas Dabbur failed with a great opportunity at the Altach-keeper. On the other side it missed half a hour before the end scoreboard Hannes Aigner a free kick (73).
Schlager silver-plated bulls
Schlager took care of the rescue of Salzburg. The ÖFB team's player dominated Andreas Lienhart on the left and, according to their own statement, met with some luck – from a sharp angle in the short corner. On 20-year olds, it was also possible on Wednesday against Red Star Belgrade to replace the injured Zlatko Junuzovic in the midfield.
Takumi Minamino, who missed the goal of seven meters (88 & # 39;), missed the match in the final. In the finish, Dabbur defied a counterattack (93 & # 39;). Although Salzburg allowed twice as many goals as in the eight season mandatory games before, he still drove the eighth victory in a row against Altach. Since October 2015, the bulls have not lost against the Vorarlbergers.