Surprise against Dortmund and Leipzig, horror against Bayern: FC Salzburg’s record against German clubs – Bundesliga
Austria versus Germany: This duel holds explosiveness, rivalry, emotion and potential for surprises. On Wednesday, on the third day of the UEFA Champions League, there will be a duel between the FC Red Bull Salzburg and VfL Wolfsburg. The series champion from Austria meets the current table sixth in the German Bundesliga.
Salzburg won four out of ten games against German clubs
FC Salzburg will meet a team from Germany for the second time in a row in the group stage of the Champions League. In the 2020/21 season, the Bulls conceded nine goals against Bayern Munich (2: 6 H, 1: 3 A).
But what is the overall balance of FC Salzburg against teams from Germany in international competitions? Ligaportal.at took a closer look at that. Since the takeover of Red Bull, there have been a total of ten duels against clubs from Germany. This will take you to Austria’s subscription champion four wins. There were two draws, four times it was a defeat.
In 2016, the Bulls met FC Schalke 04 in the group stage of the Europa League. The first duel in Gelsenkirchen ended with a 3-1 home win for the Royal Blues. In the second group game, the people of Mozart town took revenge: Salzburg defeated Schalke 2-0 thanks to hits from Schlager and Radosevic.
Two years later, the Red Bulls faced arch-rivals Schalke 04. In the round of 16 of the Europa League, Austria’s series champions achieved a sensation against Borussia Dortmund. The 2-1 win in Dortmund was followed a week later by a goalless draw in Salzburg. This means that FC Salzburg is in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
In the group stage 2018/19 there was an explosive duel against sister club RB Leipzig in the Europa League. In the first leg, Salzburg achieved a much-acclaimed 3-2 away win. The Austrians also won the second group duel (1-0).
In spring 2020, FC Salzburg faced Eintracht Frankfurt in the sixteenth finals of the Europa League. The first leg in Hesse ends with a 1: 4 disgrace for the troops from then coach Jesse Marsch. A week later, Salzburg scored a 2: 2, but the clear end could not be prevented.
In the Champions League group stage of the 2020/21 season, Austria’s Seienmeister was able to compete with Germany’s league leader Bayern Munich. In the two duels, the people of Mozartstadt were shown their limits. The Munich team won the first duel in Salzburg 6-2. Lewandowski and Co won the second meeting in Munich 3: 1.
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by Daniel Ringsmuth / Ligaportal, Photo: IMAGO / ZUMA Press