Bundesliga 08/12/2019, 10:29 AM
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5-1 – CLEAR SUCCESS IN MATTERSBURG

This one felt good - Christoph Monschein with a triple pack and a phenomenal Dominik Fitz, who scored one goal and played a decisive role in three other goals, decided the game in favour of the ‘Violets’. Alexander Grünwald scored the fifth goal, Andreas Gruber scored the honorary goal for Mattersburg.

© Bildagentur Zolles KG 5-1 – Clear success in Mattersburg

Johannes Handl - the 21-year-old newcomer from Innsbruck - made his debut in the central defence for Austria Wien. On the left in the defence started Stephan Zwierschitz instead of Christoph Martschinko. Alexander Grünwald and Bright Edomwonyi took a seat on the bench, Dominik Fitz and Christoph Monschein formed the offensive in coach Christian Ilzer’s starting line-up.

Mattersburg Coach, Franz Ponweiser, brought with Nedeljko Malic, Christoph Halper and Marko Kvasina three new players after the defeat in Salzburg. His team started in a rather offensive 4-4-2 system.

Monschein scores a double pack

The game started during high temperatures and ideally for the ‘Violets’: Nedeljko Malic misjudged a long pass by James Jeggo, Christoph Monschein reacted fast, grabbed the ball and lifted it over Markus Kuster in Mattersburg’s goal (2’). Our number 14 also had the second chance, after a nice pass by Florian Klein he was already past Kuster, but missed from an acute angle (17’). A good cross by Monschein reached Dominik Fitz, who did not hit the ball well enough (28’).

In the further course of the first half Austria Wien let Mattersburg handle the ball, waiting for counterattacks (53% possession for Matterburg). One of those led to the second goal in the 38th minute: Dominik Prokop took the ball in the midfield, sent Dominik Fitz forward on the right. Christoph Monschein slipped into the cross by Fitz and scored the 0-2 with his right foot.

A shot by Fitz was saved by Kuster, in return, a finish by Christoph Halper was far too weak - the only chance for the home team during the first half (43’). Alois Höller cleared the dangerous cross before Monschein after a nice double pass between Fitz and Prokop (45’). After captain Michael Madl won the ball Monschein had the last chance before the break - his shot missed the goal (45’+1’), Austria Wien too their break with a 2-0 lead.

Monschein raised his game, Fitz and Grünwald also scored

Christian Ilzer exchanged Alexander Grünwald for Thomas Ebner. Shortly after, Malic falls on Michi Madl’s leg, the central defender had to be replaced with suspected injury. Vesel Demaku came into the game for him, Tarkan Serbest took the centre-back position.

The game continued with a cross by Christoph Monschein, Kuster cleared in front of Grünwald (52’). On the other side, Ivan Lučić parried a shot by substitute Andreas Gruber, who turned dangerously to our goal (52’).

Afterwards, the ‘Violets’ decided the game within two minutes: After a pass by Dominik Fitz to Christoph Monschein the striker failed on Kuster, Alexander Grünwald transformed the follow-up shot (56’). A wonderful counterattack - initiated by Dominik Prokop – was finished by Fitz after a double pass with Monschein – 0-4 after 58 minutes.

A header by Monschein after a cross by Florian Klein went past the goal just as a shot by Fitz after assist by Jeggo (60’, 70’). Johannes Handl had a chance with a header after a corner and a cross by Fitz, Kuster was on the spot (77’). SV Mattersburg scored the honorary goal in the 77th minute, Andreas Gruber reduced the lead to 1-4. Stephan Zwierschitz soon after prevented the midfielder's second goal (79’).

Dominik Fitz failed on Kuster after a counterattack over the very strong Dominik Prokop (80’), but beautifully prepared the 1-5 by Christoph Monschein. Fitz made the perfect pass on Monschein, who prevailed against Patrick Salomon and scored for his triple pack (83’).

Christoph Monschein was replaced by Bright Edomwonyi right after and duly send off by the many fans. The result did not change anymore, Austria Wien won as the first team in 2019 at the Pappelstadion.

SV Mattersburg - FK Austria Wien 1-5 (0-2)

Mattersburg: Kuster; Höller, Malic, Mahrer, Rath; Salomon, Behounek, Pusic, Halper (86’ Kuen); Schimandl (46’ Gruber), Kvasina (64’ Bürger)

Austria Wien: Lučić; Klein, Madl (50’ Demaku), Handl, Zwierschitz; Ebner (46’ Grünwald), Serbest, Prokop, Jeggo; Fitz, Monschein (84’ Edomwonyi)

Goals: Gruber (77’); Monschein (2’, 38’, 83’), Grünwald (56’), Fitz (58’)

Yellow Cards: Höller (7’); Fitz (44’)

Pappelstadion, referee Stefan Ebner, 4,100 spectators

Standings
Pos. Team Games Points
1. FC Red Bull Salzburg 10 28
2. LASK 10 23
3. RZ Pellets WAC 10 22
4. SK Rapid Wien 10 20
5. SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz 10 16
6. TSV Prolactal Hartberg 10 12
7. FK Austria Wien 10 11
8. SV Mattersburg 10 10
9. WSG Swarovski Tirol 10 9
10. CASHPOINT SCR Altach 10 7
11. spusu SKN St. Pölten 10 6
12. FC Flyeralarm Admira 10 5
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