Bundesliga 08/25/2019, 08:37 PM
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DRAMATIC GAME IN HARTBERG ENDED WITH A 2-2

Hartberg went into the lead through Rajko Rep, an own goal by Christian Klem and a goal by Christoph Monschein turned the game in favour of the ‘Violets’. The 2-2 was also an own goal, Florian Klein was the unlucky fellow. Palmer-Brown saw red, Ivan Lučić parried a penalty.

© Bildagentur Zolles KG Dramatic game in Hartberg ended with a 2-2

Christian Ilzer trusted new comer Erik Palmer-Brown right after his game approval. The 22-year-old American started alongside Maudo Jarjué in central defence. James Jeggo was not in the squad because of ankle problems, captain Alexander Grünwald returned to the team.

Hartberg coach Markus Schopp made one change after the dramatic 3-3 against SCR Altach: David Cancola started instead Patrick Obermüller after he was alliable to play again after his yellow-red card.

Late goal for Hartberger in the first half

In a very spirited game at the beginning, Austria had the first chance to score through Christoph Monschein. Dominik Fitz sent the striker with a straight pass forward, he prevailed against Michael Huber, but missed the goal (9’). Caner Cavlan moved from the left into the middle and passed to Thomas Ebner, whose shot missed the far corner (28’). Shortly after, Dominik Fitz came to a finish after assist by Florian Klein, but the ball narrowly missed the second pole (31’). Erik Palmer-Brown passes to Christoph Monschein after a great opening, his far shot did not pose a problem for Hartberg’s goalkeeper Rene Swete (33’). After a free-kick by Cavlan, Maudo Jarjué's header was blocked (36’), shots by Ebner and Monschein went just wide (39’,43’). A penalty, after Huber clearly held back Monschein in the penalty area, was not given by referee Dieter Muckenhammer.

Austria Wien was clearly dominating the first half, but Hartberg took the lead with the half-time whistle: Rajko Rep shot from a distance, his long shot went past Ivan Lučić and into the goal (45’). Austria Wien had to go into the halftime break with one goal behind.

Turbulent second half

The ‘Violets’ did not have to wait long for the equalizer, after a nice combination over Alexander Grünwald and Christoph Monschein, Christian Klem hit the ball into his own goal – 1-1 (51’).

Then Ivan Lučić saved Austria Wien twice, against a shot by Rep and a free-kick by Dario Tadic he showed outstanding saves despite his knee problems before the game (57’, 61’). Maximilian Sax came into the game for Dominik Fitz after 64 minutes and shortly after initiated the violet lead: A cross by the offensive player was put on Florian Klein by Thomas Ebner, his shot was blocked by Huber. Christoph Monschein reacted the fastest and hit the ball over the line with a header – 1-2, the game was turned (67’).

Afterwards the events in the Profertile Arena came thick and fast: Alexander Grünwald scored the 1-3, the goal was not recognized because of an offside position by Monschein (73’). After a foul by Palmer-Brown on Rep, Muckenhammer gave a penalty kick, in addition, the central defender saw the red card. Dario Tadic shot the penalty, Ivan Lučić parried (77’). The joy only lasted briefly, Florian Klein slipped into a cross by Rep and shot the ball in his own goal (81’).

For the final phase Stephan Zwierschitz and Bright Edomwonyi came into the game, with one man down they fought for one point. A header by Rep went over the goal (84’), a finish by Ried was turned over the crossbar by Lučić (90’+ 2’). Hartberg and the Austria Wien split points with a 2-2.

TSV Prolactal Hartberg - FK Austria Wien 2-2 (1-0)

Hartberg: Swete; Lienhart, Huber, Luckeneder, Klem; Kainz, Cancola; Dossou (71’ Ostrak), Rep, Rakowitz (81’ Ried); Tadic

Austria Wien: Lučić; Klein, Jarjué, Palmer-Brown, Cavlan; Prokop, Ebner, Serbest, Grünwald (86’ Zwierschitz); Fitz (64’ Sax), Monschein (84’ Edomwonyi)

Goals: Rep (45’), Klein (81’, own goal); Klem (51’, own goal), Monschein (67’)

Yellow cards: Rep (35’), Ried (85’); Ebner (6’), Sax (90’+2’), Edomwonyi (90’+3’)

Red card: Palmer-Brown (75’)

Profertil Arena Hartberg, referee Dieter Muckenhammer, 4,237 spectators

Standings
Pos. Team Games Points
1. FC Red Bull Salzburg 7 21
2. LASK 7 16
3. RZ Pellets WAC 7 15
4. SK Rapid Wien 7 13
5. SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz 7 12
6. TSV Prolactal Hartberg 7 11
7. WSG Swarovski Tirol 7 8
8. CASHPOINT SCR Altach 7 7
9. SV Mattersburg 7 6
10. FK Austria Wien 7 5
11. spusu SKN St. Pölten 7 5
12. FC Flyeralarm Admira 7 1
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