In the 9th round of the Tipico Bundesliga, the duel WAC vs. SV Ried on the program. Outnumbered, the Innviertel team got one Point at the Europa League participant. The hosts missed their third Bundesliga victory in a row due to a late penalty.
One after the other: WAC striker Jovelic could have put the hosts in the lead twice in the first quarter of an hour. However, it stayed with the subjunctive. As a result, playmaker Liendl found good shooting opportunities. Once his shot was blocked and once blocked by goalkeeper Sahin-Radlinger. The guests tried to attack, but there was a lack of penetration and a feeling of ball safety. Before the break, visiting defender Lercher saw the yellow card. A circumstance that should turn out to be “game-determining” after the break. The break in the Lavanttal Arena was therefore 0-0.
Just two minutes after switching sides, Lercher’s working day was over. The left-back saw the yellow-red card after a violent attack against Pavelic by referee Lechner. As a result, guest goalkeeper Sahin-Radlinger saved against Jovelic, but the guest goalkeeper had to cope with the first goal in the 54th minute. After a pass from Liendl, the Serb took the ball with his chest and closed in for a 1-0 lead. A little later, the guests had a lot of luck on their side. A shot by Jovelic saved the pole for SV Ried. However, the Carinthians did not succeed in the second goal and so the game remained exciting until the final phase. The guests took advantage of a faux pas in the “wolves” defense. After a misunderstanding between Novak and Peric, Lochoshvili attacked Grüll in a rustic way. The referee decided on a penalty. The fouled himself stepped up and converted to the 1: 1 final score. The hosts almost scored the winning goal in stoppage time. The substitute Vizinger failed, however, because of Ried goalie Sahin Radlinger.
In the table, the WAC missed the jump into the top 6 and is in seventh place after the ninth round. After the ninth round, SV Ried is in ninth place.
WAC vs. SV Ried 1:1 (0:0)
Lavanttal-Arena, without spectators (coronavirus), SR Lechner
Goals: Joveljic (54th) and Grüll (85th / penalty)
Yellow-red card: Lercher (48./SV Ried)
WAC: Kuttin – Novak, Peric, Lochoshvili, Scherzer (75./Giorbelidze) – Pavelic (71./Wernitznig), Leitgeb, Sprangler, Taferner (75./Peretz) – Liendl – Joveljic (75./Vizinger)
SV Ried: Sahin-Radlinger – Takougnadi, Reifeltshammer, Reiner, Lercher – Lackner (68./Offenbacher), Ziegl – Paintsil (68./Bajic), Nutz (91./Wießmeier), Grüll – Gschweidl (60./Boateng)