Football champions Red Bull Salzburg put Admira in their place in the home game of the 21st Bundesliga round with a clear 3-1 win. The leaders of the table temporarily extended their lead over their first rival Rapid, who will only receive Hartberg on Sunday, to eight points. Admira is at the bottom of the table one lap before the points are divided.
Antoine Bernede (13th), Rasmus Kristensen (23rd) and Patson Daka (30th) scored the goals for Salzburg. The guest goal was attributed to Niko Datkovic (60th). Admira were far from a surprise like the 1-0 last December. She lost for the eighth time in the eleventh away game of the season.
Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch only made one change in the known system compared to the previous week. Karim Adeyemi got another chance instead of the ailing Mergim Berisha (adductor), which he knew how to use. Admira coach Damir Buric decided in the lion’s den for a courageous approach with seven nominal offensive players.
That went wrong almost for the first time in the 4th minute. After a free kick for Admira, the Salzburg rooms were found – Adeyemi served Brenden Aaronson after a 60-meter run, who aimed past the goal on the right.
Host controlled game
The guests did not hide towards the front, but were caught off guard in two set pieces on the defensive. At first, goalie Andreas Leitner misjudged a free-kick from Zlatko Junuzovic and enabled Bernede to score an easy first goal in the Salzburg dress. The Frenchman pushed the ball over the line with his thigh after the failed fist defense (13th). Ten minutes later Kristensen headed a Junuzovic corner quite undisturbed to make it 2-0 (23rd).
In doing so, the master had not shown full efficiency. In addition to Aaronson, Mwepu missed a good opportunity in the penalty area after a nice combination (20th). That wasn’t a factor in this game. Also because an exemplary counterattack brought the decision after half an hour: Adeyemi asserted himself after a long ball from Maximilian Wöber against Datkovic and thus made the template for Daka’s 19th goal of the season. The Zambian defeated Leitner with a powerful shot under the crossbar.
After that, the hosts controlled the game effortlessly and almost extended the lead by Wöber (47th / Leitner defending himself) and Daka (57th / Leitner holding). The Admira, long since trying to limit the damage, cut back after an hour. As a result of a corner, Mwepu steered a Datkovic header into his own goal (60th). For the sixth time in a row, the champions conceded at least one goal in the league. During this phase, Marsch reprimanded his team several times for being too lax. But his troops never got into trouble. She played on the fourth goal again after changing with new staff. (apa)