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St. Pölten kidnapped three points, Wacker in front of the goal with bad luck

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Third defeat in the fourth game: FC Wacker Innsbruck was defeated 0:2 by SKN St. Pölten on Saturday.

Innsbruck – For FC Wacker Innsbruck, the second home game of the still young Bundesliga season did not go according to plan. The Tyroleans had to admit defeat to SKN St. Pölten 0:2 on Saturday in Tivoli in front of 4200 spectators despite a clear increase in chances. Rene Gartler already scored the lead in the 11th minute, Daniel Schütz set the final point in the 94th minute.

The Lower Austrians, who had surprisingly travelled to Innsbruck as second in the table, took command from the beginning. With a good order in the defensive and pinpricks in the offensive of Gartler, Ouedraogo and Co. the eleven of coach Didi Kühbauer made life difficult for the hosts and went deservedly with a 1-0 lead into the break.

Cheikhou Dieng Honours 

Sandefjord
  • 1. divisjon (1): 2014 
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  • Austrian Football First League (1): 2015–16

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Yellow instead of penalty kick

It was only after the change of sides that the black-green team took off and were unlucky after 57 minutes. A clear foul by Drescher on starting eleven debutant Cheikhou Dieng was considered a swallow by referee Alexander Harkam. Instead of a penalty kick, the Wacker wing player received a yellow ball.

Ilkay Durmus only hit the underside of the crossbar with a remarkable volley shot (70th). In two attempts by Albert Vallci (63.,78.) only centimetres were missing to the goal luck. But somehow it didn’t work out that evening – not even in the seven-minute injury time. On the contrary: former Wacker kicker Daniel Schütz scored the final score in the 94th.

And so the players of coach Karl Daxbacher conceded their third defeat in the fourth game. For the first time in the history of the Bundesliga, the first two home games of the season were lost. Meanwhile, St. Pölten continued its successful run and is still second behind champions Salzburg (2-0 against Hartberg).

“The fast goal was optimal for St. Pölten. We have tried everything – run, fought, played. There’s little to complain about, except that we didn’t put the ball in the goal”, Daxbacher was satisfied with the game of his team. “It was good in terms of performance, but not in terms of the result, of course.

“I am very happy that we won in Tirol. But the way I play doesn’t make me happy,” his opponent Kühbauer said after the match. “After the break we have played with the fire, sometime it will begin to burn. At the moment we have the necessary luck, but we shouldn’t overstrain that.” EuroGrand has become known for offering a full betting selection including traditional casino games, a mobile platform, and Live Dealer games.