Penalty messed up: The Young Violets awarded a penalty and were defeated by Wacker 0-2

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In the 24th round of the 2nd league, the Young Violets asked FC Wacker Innsbruck to dance in the Generali Arena. The guests from Tyrol had to be particularly active today – a victory was a must for Innsbruckers – they wanted to stay in the race for the relegation place. Due to some corona cases, the home side had to specify several top performers today – some players in the Violette celebrated their second division debut. After a multitude of missed opportunities, the guests celebrated a 0-2 away win with two late hits and remain a candidate for promotion.

Penalty messed up: The Young Violets awarded a penalty and were defeated by Wacker 0-2

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FC Wacker Innsbruck – driven by Fabio Viteritti – struggled with the exploitation of chances in half one

Goalkeeper Marco Knaller injured himself while warming up for the guests, Alexander Eckmayer had to go into the box for him. Nonetheless, the Tyroleans were immediately involved and wanted to dictate the game right from the start. In the 9th minute it was already hot in the penalty area for the home team – Fabio Viteritti crossed a free kick from the right into the five-meter area. Violets goalkeeper Mathias Gindl was careful and was able to catch the ball in front of Marco Holz, who was waiting for the finish. The pressure from the Tyroleans was increasing – the foreigners created opportunities almost every minute – and were always very dangerous to be found in front of the box of the violets. There was just another lack of efficiency in front of the goal – the round just didn't want to go into the square. In the 35th minute, referee Untergasser had to interrupt the game for around ten minutes. The young Austrian Simon Radostits collided with an opponent and then remained motionless and had to be treated on the field. He is already on the mend. This demolition did not do the game itself any good – it has now subsided a little – with a 0-0 break, it went into the break.

Young Violet's player Can Keles hit the crossbar on his penalty kick in the second half

The second round started immediately with another chance for the Wackerians. Ronivaldo was pushed very well in the opponent's penalty area and therefore failed to get the ball on goal. In the 50th minute, the Tyroleans were very lucky: Alexander Joppich put the previously substituted Gintsberger in the penalty area against the rules – referee Untergasser immediately pointed to the penalty spot. Can Keles stepped up – and hit the ball on the crossbar. The old adage: “If you don't score the goals – you will get them”, the old adage almost came true once again. But now the Tyroleans woke up, threw everything forward again and were also rewarded. In the 74th minute, the Violets defense did not bring the ball out of the danger zone – the ball landed at Marco Holz's feet – he gave FC Wacker Innsbruck a 0-1 lead with a well-placed shot from close range. After a handball by Matteo Meisl, the referee rightly decided on a penalty in the 82nd minute and Florian Jamnig fixed the final score with 0: 2. He is celebrating his third victory en suite and staying with Austria Klagenfurt – the fight for the relegation place continues full of tension.

YOUNG VIOLETS – FC WACKER INNSBRUCK 0: 2 (0: 0)

Goal sequence: 0: 1 (74th Holz), 0: 2 (82nd Jamnig (E.))

Generali Arena; 0; Untergassner – Brandner – Kühr

Lineup:

FK Austria Wien: Mathias Gindl, Pascal Macher, Lukas Prokop (K), Armand Smrcka, Can Keles, Simon Radostits, Stefan Ferien, Matteo Meisl, Christoph Martschinko, Leonardo Ivkic, Levan Jordania

Wacker Innsbruck: Alexander Eckmayr – Lukas Hupfauf (K), Alexander Joppich, Florian Kopp – Florian Jamnig, Okan Aydin, Fabio Viteritti, Atsushi Zaizen, Clemens Hubmann, Marco Holz – Ronivaldo Bernardo Sales

by René Dretnik

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