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The first half of the play-off games will be completed on Wednesday evening in the Austrian Bundesliga. After four game days, the open questions about the master and vice-master should have been resolved. Industry leader Red Bull Salzburg is unstoppable and is seven points ahead of Rapid Vienna. The remaining four teams are still fighting for third place, which enables them to participate in the Europa League group stage.
Even the blatant underdog from Hartberg can still have justified hopes for Europe. On Wednesday evening at 17:30 p.m. in the profertil Arena Hartberg and record champion Rapid Vienna.
Both teams had a hectic final phase on Sunday. Hartberg lost the derby success against SK Sturm Graz in the last minutes and had to admit defeat 1: 2. Rapid Vienna celebrated a 2-1 win over Wolfsberg in the final phase thanks to a controversial offside goal and thus secured second place.
Despite major injury concerns, the green-whites have played an outstanding master group so far and are considered a clear favorite in Styria.
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Not even the boldest optimists would have thought this season of TSV Hartberg possible. The Styrians from head coach Markus Schopp are the big surprise this season. Already participating in the championship round was a sensation.
There, the underdog was considered a clear outsider and basically every point win could have been classified as surprising. Carefree and without pressure, the team played big and surprisingly won the two away games at LASK and against WAC.
As a result, Hartberg was right in the middle of the struggle for the first qualification for a European competition. The team missed a big step in this direction on Sunday in the Styrian derby against SK Sturm Graz.
Tobias Kainz gave Hartberg an early lead and the derby success was tangible for a long time, but in the final phase the Bulgarian team player Kiril Despodov ensured the turnaround with two free-kick goals. Instead of seven points ahead of sixth place, the Schopp-Elf now feels the breath of the Blackies. However, table three is just three points away.
Once again, TSV Hartberg was unsuccessful at home in the stadium. Not only was the first home game after the long forced break against Red Bull Salzburg lost, but even before the break, Hartberg did not present himself as a power at home.
Not a single home win was achieved in calendar year 2020, the last time the Schopp-Elf celebrated a home win in the profertil arena on December 17th.
At the start of the championship round, the title dreams burst in Vienna-Hütteldorf with the 0-2 defeat at Red Bull Salzburg. The defeat quickly moved into the background, however, because Didi Kühbauer has had to do without four players since the game against the Bulls.
Christopher Dibon, Thomas Murg and Mario Sonnleitner all had to leave the field injured and goalkeeper Richard Strebinger has been struggling with back problems since the defeat and could not play again. In addition there are one or two long-term injuries in the camp of the green-whites.
Whining does not help, however, and in the intense phase of the season it is important to switch off any secondary scenes. Rather, you have to rely on the players who are available and the record champions have a large number of highly talented young players at their disposal.
Despite the notable failures, Rapid Vienna recently celebrated three victories en suite. A gala performance against Sturm, a cold-toothed victory against the LASK and a happy success against the WAC are on the books. However, the late Ullmann goal should not have counted on Sunday, as the referee confirmed after the game. However, the VAR will be available next March at the earliest, so there was no objection.
Thanks to the strong performance and the weak competition, the starting situation is excellent. In the betting service table service you can see that the green-whites are already six points ahead of Wolfsberg. This gives the club the best chance of starting in the Champions League qualification next season.
After many dreary years, euphoria is just beginning again. In addition to the young talents from their own youth, Rapid had a golden hand with players like top scorer Fountas.
The strong form and the euphoria speak on Wednesday evening between Hartberg and Rapid Vienna for a forecast in the direction of the guests. A loss of points would be a surprise.
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