Football champions Salzburg wears a clean slate even after the 10th Bundesliga round. The “Bulls” celebrated a clear 3-1 home win against LASK (10th) on Sunday and cemented their national supremacy with the maximum of points and now ten points ahead of the second storm. Graz suffered the second defeat of the season in the Styrian duel in Hartberg (2: 3). Rapid (8th) made a mini-step out of the crisis with a 5: 2 against bottom group WSG Tirol.
The Hütteldorfer celebrated a 5-2 success in the Allianz Stadium in the “basement duel” with bottom light WSG Tirol and made it into the middle of the table with eleven points and are now level on points ahead of Austria eighth. They owed this primarily to Ercan Kara, who shone with a triple pack (45th + 2, 46th, 60th / penalty) plus assist. Marco Grüll (78th) scored the fourth goal. Both offensive players now hold four goals this season. Christoph Knasmüllner (93.) made the final point perfect.
For the guests, hits from Thomas Sabitzer (37th) and ex-Rapidler Thanos Petsos (82nd) were too few. After a red card for defense chief Raffael Behounek (65./Kritik) they were outnumbered for some time and received a setback after the most recent 4-2 against Ried.
The gap to the new penultimate Altach is one point. Rapid, on the other hand, was able to make positive headlines after three league defeats before the international break and thus also secured coach Dietmar Kühbauer’s backing. The victory was achieved despite the lack of a large part of the Block West fans, who stayed away from the game as a protest against the 2G rule, which is why there were only 10,200 spectators in the stadium.
Sturm also lost in the domestic Bundesliga three days after appearing in the European Cup. In the Styrian summit there was a 2: 3 in Hartberg. An early double strike by Matija Horvat (19th) and Noel Niemann (21st) turned out to be too big a burden for the table runner-up. Goals from Jakob Jantscher (48th / penalty) and Anderson Niangbo (87th) were not enough for the Grazers, because Philipp Sturm in the meantime scored 3-1 from a counterattack (81st).
Christian Ilzer’s team went as losers for the first time since the first round, but remains the first to pursue Salzburg with seven points ahead of third Austria Klagenfurt. Hartberg moved up to fifth place with the first home win of the season.
On Saturday, WAC (6th) won 1-0 against Austria (9th) and Admira (7th) won 2-0 against Altach (11th), Ried (4th) and Klagenfurt (3rd). ) split 1: 1 draw.