Salzburg reacted to the 1-1 draw at the start of the group stage of the Champions League with “mixed feelings”.
Red Bull Salzburg left the big chance of winning the Champions League opener on Tuesday evening. At FC Sevilla, the Austrian series champions had to be satisfied with a 1: 1 (1: 1) in a crazy game, recorded two missed penalties and could not capitalize on a 40-minute excess.
Coach Matthias Jaissle was nevertheless satisfied: “If someone had told us that before the game, we would have absolutely signed it. As a young team, I am particularly proud of the manner in which the game went annoying, maybe there would have been a bit more in it. But appearances are a bit deceiving, we did it really well. It was a very, very emotional evening for me and for the players. ”
“Was a deserved point”
The man of the game was Karim Adeyemi, who took three penalties for Salzburg but also missed one of them. “It's mixed feelings. We didn't have that much possession in the first half, but enough chances. Three penalties, what can I say,” said Adeyemi after the game. “In the end it was a good game and a well-deserved point. “
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What Adeyemi didn't manage, striker Luka Sucic did better at least once. He made for Salzburg's only goal: “I'm very proud of my first Champions League goal. Of course, it's a shame that I missed. But I can't let my head hang, I have to keep looking up and concentrate on the next games. ”
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A crazy game
And Sucic immediately indicated what to do in Salzburg: “We will certainly practice penalties in the next training sessions. It was a crazy game. We gave everything to make life difficult for Seville, that's us by and large succeded.”
There was also praise from Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui: “In the Champions League there are good teams with good players. Today we played against a team with good players who will make big teams – all of them.”
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And Ivan Rakitic, scorer to make it 1-1, made the absurd series of penalties clear: “In the end we were closer to victory, but you can't allow yourself three penalties. We started well, Salzburg got a penalty in the first attack. They attacked again and got the second penalty. With the third it was already laughable. “
In any case, Salzburg can build on the performance in Seville. And there is still enough time to practice penalties before the next game in the Champions League. The home game against French champions OSC Lille awaits on September 29th.