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FC Red Bull Salzburg will score in the second home game of this ADMIRAL Bundesliga season next Sunday, August 14, 2022 on the RZ Pellets WAC.
The duel with the Carinthians begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Red Bull Arena and will be officiated by referee Alexander Harkam.
• FC Red Bull Salzburg won all four Bundesliga games against RZ Pellets WAC last season – for the first time.
• The Red Bulls kept two of their first three Bundesliga games without conceding today – the first time since the 2018/19 season (back then it was a goal).
• FC Red Bull Salzburg scored five goals in the second half – not a team this season. The Wolfsbergers conceded six goals in the first 45 minutes of the game – more than any other team. Salzburg have scored six of BL’s last eight goals against WAC in the first half.
• Salzburg had 22 game sequences with ten or more passes this season in the ADMIRAL Bundesliga – more than any other team.
• RZ Pellets WAC entered the UEFA Conference League play-off on Tuesday after beating Gzira United (4-0 on aggregate).
• The Carinthian adds the Red Bulls’ most recent home defeat in the Bundesliga. The 2: 3 on December 20, 2020 is also the last Bundesliga home game of Salzburg with three or more goals.
Lucas Gourna-Douath (ankle), Sekou Koita (ankle), Justin Omoregie (hamstring), Kamil Piatkowski (hamstring) and Samson Tijani (tibia and fibula) are all out due to bumps.
Whether Bernardo (thigh) and Roko Simic (cold) can be used is still open.
Christoph Freund about…
… the short season so far:
“The season is still very young. We played four competitive games, of which we won three and lost one. This early defeat at Sturm was a bit unusual for us. After the friendly win against Liverpool, Graz may have missed a few percent. That was a clear sign for us that we have to keep working hard and that the championship WILL NOT be a sure-fire success. But we’re back on track, the energy in the team is high and it’s our turn again to work everything out – hopefully on Sunday against WAC.”
… possible transfers until the end of August:
“I don’t want to rule out that something else will happen before then. We have now clarified Benjamin Sesko’s personnel. There was a lot of hype about him, like we haven’t seen it often before. Ultimately, he also wanted us to clarify that quickly, and we’re happy that that’s off the table. We now have an extremely large number of games in autumn and we know that we need a lot of players. But we know that we have a broad base. Something else can probably happen.”
Matthias Jaissle on…
… his state of health and the duel with the Carinthians:
“I’m 100 percent fit again. Basically, it is very unusual to follow such a game (note: against TSV Hartberg) from home. Big compliments to our entire staff, they did a great job in my absence.
The fact is that the WAC is actually very constant. If you look at that across the seasons, we’ve been unbeaten for a long time and played really well. We also know from our own experience in the cup semifinals how uncomfortable they can be. We are assuming that they will have a top team together on Sunday and will demand everything from us.”
Benjamin Sesko on…
… the game against WAC:
“WAC did very well in the Conference League during the week and come to us with a sense of achievement. That’s why we have to present ourselves as a team again and concentrate fully on our strengths, on our game. If we can do that, we will also be successful.”
The last Bundesliga games against WAC
05/08/2022 FC Red Bull Salzburg – RZ Pellets WAC 4: 0 (3: 0)
03/20/2022 RZ Pellets WAC – FC Red Bull Salzburg 1: 4 (0: 3)
02/20/2022 FC Red Bull Salzburg – RZ Pellets WAC 2: 0 (0: 0)
09/25/2021 RZ Pellets WAC – FC Red Bull Salzburg 0: 2 (0: 1)
04/28/2021 FC Red Bull Salzburg – RZ Pellets WAC 1: 1 (0: 0)
04/25/2021 RZ Pellets WAC – FC Red Bull Salzburg 1: 2 (1: 1)
12/20/2020 FC Red Bull Salzburg – RZ Pellets WAC 2: 3 (0: 0)
09/13/2020 RZ Pellets WAC – FC Red Bull Salzburg 1: 3 (0: 2)
06/21/2020 FC Red Bull Salzburg – RZ Pellets WAC 2: 2 (1: 0)
06/17/2020 RZ Pellets WAC – FC Red Bull Salzburg 0:0
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