Bundesliga 04/15/2019, 09:47 AM
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TEN VIOLETS FOUGHT FOR ONE POINT AGAINST WAC

Austria Wien took the lead early through a penalty kick by Christoph Monschein, Michael Liendl scored the 1-1 - also with a penalty kick. After a yellow-red card against Bright Edomwonyi, Austria Wien fought well with only ten men and took home their first point in the championship group.

© Bildagentur Zolles KG Ten Violets fought for one point against WAC

With captain Alexander Grünwald head coach Robert Ibertsberger pulled a strong key player back into the defence, Christian Schoissengeyr was not in the starting eleven. Vesel Demaku replaced James Jeggo, and Christoph Monschein replaced Maximilian Sax.

Christian Ilzer trusted the same starting line-up which defeated SKN St. Pölten last week. Michael Liendl was struggling with adductor problems, but got fit for the game.

A penalty on each side and a yellow/red card for Edomwonyi during the first half

The game practically started with a yellow card for Michael Madl, after just 38 seconds got a yellow card by referee Dieter Muckenhammer after a foul on Marcel Ritzmaier. Florian Klein hit the bar with a full shot inside the penalty area after a cross by Dominik Prokop (3'). Patrick Pentz turned a deflected shot by Christopher Wernitznig over the crossbar (5'). After a foul by Lukas Schmitz on Christoph Monschein, Muckenhammer gave a penalty in the 7th minute, Monschein kicked himself and scored the violet lead (8').

A finish by Bright Edomwonyi was blocked (15'), Christoph Martschinko made a shot after a cross by Klein - Kofler parried the deflected shot (17'). Nemanja Rnic went down after a corner by Liendl, an offense could not be seen, referee Muckenhammer still gave a penalty - Michael Liendl scored his 10th goal of the season and equalized for WAC (21').

The game then lost some momentum before Bright Edomwonyi saw Yellow twice within a few minutes, Austria Wien had to go on with ten players after the 38th minute. Until the break nothing more happened, and with the 1-1 the teams went into their dressing rooms.

Second half with strong performance

Despite the suspension, there were no personnel changes during the break, Monschein and Prokop took turns taking over Edomwonyi position. WAC had the first chance of the second half: A shot by Liendl was blocked, Pentz cleared the follow-up shot by Sekou Koita (47'). Liendl shot over the goal in the 54th minute, Lukas Schmitz barely missed after a corner (56').

Maximilian Sax came in for Dominik Prokop in the 63rd minute, Cristián Cuevas replaced Christoph Martschinko (74'). Shots by Lukas Schmitz, Amar Hodzic and Michael Liendl went over the goal (76', 87', 88'), Christian Ilzer brought more offensive power with Sasa Jovanovic for defender Michael Novak. With Alon Turgeman for Christoph Monschein Robert Ibertsberger made his last change. Koita missed the last chance for the home team (90'+2'), Austria Wien and the WAC shared points with a 1-1.

RZ Pellets WAC - FK Austria Wien 1-1 (1-1)

WAC: Kofler; Novak (81' Jovanovic), Sollbauer, Rnic, Schmitz; Leitgeb; Wernitznig, Ritzmaier; Liendl; Schmid (69' Hodzic), Koita

Austria Wien: Pentz; Madl, Grünwald, Igor; Klein, Matić, Demaku, Martschinko (74' Cuevas); Monschein (86' Turgeman), Edomwonyi, Prokop (63' Sax)

Goals: Liendl (21', penalty); Monschein (8', penalty)

Yellow cards: Rnic (23'), Schmitz (26'), Schmid (45'+1'); Madl (1'), Demaku (16'), Edomwonyi (35')

Yellow/red card: Edomwonyi (38')

Lavanttal Arena, referee Dieter Muckenhammer, 3,357 spectators

Standings
Pos. Team Games Points
1. FK Austria Wien 0 0
1. spusu SKN St. Pölten 0 0
1. WSG Swarovski Tirol 0 0
1. TSV Prolactal Hartberg 0 0
1. SV Mattersburg 0 0
1. SK Rapid Wien 0 0
1. SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz 0 0
1. RZ Pellets WAC 0 0
1. LASK 0 0
1. FC Red Bull Salzburg 0 0
1. FC Flyeralarm Admira 0 0
1. CASHPOINT SCR Altach 0 0
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