Points shared at the WAC
Three days after the clear 4: 0 away win at AS Trencin in playoff the UEFA Europa League familiar head coach Mike Büskens successful “Euro-fighters”. Only for the lightly battered Philipp Schobesberger came Thomas Murg in the starting eleven!
The initial phase of the game can deal with very quickly as the neutralized both teams and no dangerous goal scenes were recorded on both sides. From 23 minutes Rapid took over but the command. First, a shot from Mario Pavelic missed just under the gate, a few moments later conquered Louis Schaub the ball in midfield, Joelinton sat well and the once enormously High Roller Brazilians also came to the conclusion, but could WAC goalie Andreas Kofler still intervene decisively.
After half an hour then the first two corners for Rapid. Thomas Murg occurred both after the first could WAC striker Philip Hellquist graduate of Christopher Schösswendter or block, but then met the tall Rapid defender head and loud Austria with 76 km / h untenable for guidance. For “Schössi” the second Bundesliga goal for rapid, total his 14th goal in the 100th match in the highest Austrian league. Since subsequently Green-White controlled the match and the hosts were not a single shot on goal by Jan Novota, it came with a 1: 0 lead at the break.
After 1: 0 by Christoph Schösswendter the green and white Elf was right in Wolfsberg in order
Compensation for the hosts after paging
Both teams were unchanged from the cabins, the first opportunity to break, had Louis Schaub, whose header after good cross from Thomas Murg significantly turvy. A scary moment then, as Philip Hellquist showed up in 55 minutes alone with the Rapid goal, but Ján Novota could prevent the equalizer with a fine save! A little later came in Rapid Arnor Ingvi Traustason for Thomas Murg into play, but the initiative took on more and more the hosts. The big chances could the Rapid defensive but prevent rather Louis Schaub came in the 69th minute almost to 2: 0, but could Alexander Kofler save a shot of WAC specialists in greatest need to score out. A little later, Christoph Schösswendter came once again from a corner (this time from Schaub) per head at the end, but his attempt went narrowly wide! This was to take revenge, because the hosts began increasingly to take command and ausgerechent Rapid loan Philipp Prosenik used inattentiveness of the green-white defensive (and an overlooked foul on Christoph Schösswendter) and pounded the leather after a corner to settle in the mesh.
After Rapid tried again but to kidnap the three points still to Vienna, the greatest chance had then substitute Stephan Auer after 87 minutes, but his conclusion after a ball from Mario Pavelic was cleared of WAC goalie Kofler. So it remained at the division points, Rapid must continue on the second away win in the Lavantal Arena, in the today despite the bad weather nearly 6,000 spectators came, wait!