Bundesliga 07/29/2019, 08:23 AM
© Bildagentur Zolles KG © Bildagentur Zolles KG


Austria Wien had to admit defeat with the 1-3 against WSG Swarovski Tirol during the start of the tipico Bundesliga. An own goal by Tarkan Serbest as well as goals by Clemens Walch and Florian Buchacher ensured a clear lead for Tirol, a goal by Alex Grünwald came too late.

© Bildagentur Zolles KG Defeat during the bundesliga start

After the successful kick-off in the UNIQA ÖFB Cup, Coach Christian Ilzer only made minor changes in the starting line-up: On the left in the defence Caner Cavlan started instead of the slightly injured Christoph Martschinko. Stephan Zwierschitz started next to Michael Madl again in the central defence. In the midfield diamond Thomas Ebner started instead of Dominik Prokop.

The newcomer from Wattens fought in the Cup for a narrow 2-1 win against Treibach. Coach Thomas Silberberger made four changes, the former ‘Violets’ Pascal Grünwald and Florian Mader took a seat on the bench.

Wattens took the lead ...

In heavy rain in Innsbruck Austria Wien took over the game with about 70% possession. Christoph Monschein tried to take a cross by Alexander Grünwald volley, but did not hit the ball well enough (5’). Clemens Walch did a better job on the other side, but Ivan Lučić was on the spot in Austria Wien’s goal (11’). After a nice combination over Thomas Ebner and Tarkan Serbest the last pass to Monschein did not succeed (15’).

After the first fifteen minutes, the rain gradually stopped and the newcomer became stronger, a volley by Zlatko Dedic after a cross by Walch was saved by Lučić (22’). Ione Cabrera missed with a header after a corner kick by Benjamin Pranter (26’), another header by Walch was saved by Lučić. The following corner kick brought Wattens into the lead after 33 minutes when Tarkan Serbest deflected the ball with his back into the goal.

The injured Cabrera was replaced by Florian Mader. Bright Edomwonyi had the top chance to equalize after a cross by Grünwald, Ferdinand Oswald deflected the header from a short distance with his foot (42’). Zlatko Dedic had the last chance in the first half, his finish after a counterattack narrowly missed the goal (44’). WSG Swarovski Tirol went into the half-time break with a deserved lead.

... and topped it with two more goals

The ‘Violets’ tried to equalizer after the restart. A cross by Edomwonyi on Monschein was saved by goalkeeper Oswald (48’), after a nice double pass between Grünwald and Monschein the striker was standing offside (56’). Christian Ilzer brought Manprit Sarkaria for Thomas Ebner, Wattens increased to 2-0 in a counterattack. After losing the ball in the midfield, Benjamin Pranter sent Clemens Walch forward, leaving the striker unable to give Lučić a chance (60’). It got even worse: Wattens made a counterattack over Zlatko Dedic and Benjamin Pranter, Florian Buchacher hit volley and scored the 3-0 (64’).

Austria Wien did not give up yet, Dominik Prokop came for James Jeggo. Michi Madl placed a header just next to the goal after a free kick by Grünwald (66’). A header by Serbest after a cross by Edomwonyi was blocked, Alex Grünwald scored with the follow-up shot - 3-1 (68’). Sarkaria tried a long-range shot but missed (72’). Alexander Grünwald failed on Oswald with a header, a volley by the captain after a cross by Cavlan missed the goal (78’, 83’). Dedic hit the post after a corner kick (85’), while Sterling Yateke came into the game for Serbest for the closing phase. Caner Cavlan missed the goal with a volley from great distance (88’), Austria Wien was defeated 1-3 by the newcomer from Wattens.

WSG Swarovski Tirol - FK Austria Wien 3-1 (1-0)

Wattens: Oswald; Hager, Cabrera (39’ Mader), Gugganig; Gölles (76’ Neurauter), Svoboda, Grgic, Buchacher; Pranter; Walch (65’ Rieder), Dedic

Austria Wien: Lučić; Klein, Zwierschitz, Madl, Cavlan; Ebner (59’ Sarkaria), Jeggo (74’ Prokop), Grünwald, Serbest (88’ Yateke); Edomwonyi, Monschein

Goals: Serbest (33’, own goal), Walch (60’), Buchacher (64’); Grünwald (68’)

Yellow cards: Klein (48’), Edomwonyi (80’)

Tivoli Stadion Tirol, referee Christopher Jäger, 4,600 spectators

Pl. Mannschaft Spiele Pkt
1. FC Red Bull Salzburg 17 43
2. LASK 17 41
3. RZ Pellets WAC 17 30
4. SK Rapid Wien 17 29
5. SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz 17 27
6. TSV Prolactal Hartberg 17 27
7. FK Austria Wien 17 20
8. CASHPOINT SCR Altach 17 16
9. spusu SKN St. Pölten 17 15
10. FC Flyeralarm Admira 17 14
11. WSG Swarovski Tirol 17 12
12. SV Mattersburg 17 11
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