ASK from Linz played against Maccabi Tel Aviv from Israel in the newly created UEFA Conference League on Thursday, played 1-1 and has a day less break than Salzburg. On Sunday, October 3rd, 5 p.m., the Upper Austrians should be in top shape on the lawn again. Because they have possibly the most difficult away game of this Bundesliga first round in front of their chests: In the last nine rounds, defending champion FC Red Bull Salzburg, who have won nine times as well, the grapes are naturally extremely high. Especially for LASK, which has not really got going this year.
After a 2-0 defeat at home against Austria Wien a good two weeks ago, the very popular coach Dominik Thalhammer (seven games, only one win) was sacked. This should stop the downward slide, which in the meantime already experienced an astonishing low point with the penultimate place. A measure that is halfway: Since Andreas Wieland has been at the helm of coaching, the Linzers were able to get a 1-1 draw in Klagenfurt and a 3-1 victory against Admira last time. Promptly it went up to 6th place in the narrow midfield tableau.
Vain sunshine, on the other hand, with the champions, who come up with the tailwind of a not easy, but won Champions League game at home – a better recommendation is hardly possible. Especially since against Lille Die there was a damaged defense and only a mistake by the otherwise very good goalkeeper Philipp Köhn meant a goal against. Of course, Matthias Jaissle will rotate a little tomorrow to give all players the necessary regeneration.
Immediately after this game there is a two-week break as the national teams of Europe start another World Cup qualifying series. This does not mean recovery for most of the “Red Bulls” professionals, because quickly everyone will be on duty for their respective countries – that is the lot of a championship squad. – bitYou can read more about the Red Bulls in the PNP print edition from Saturday, October 2, 2021 – including in the Reichenhaller Tagblatt and in the Südostbayerischen Rundschau.