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A thumping win over Wals-Grünau

FC Pinzgau Saalfelden 4-0 SV Wals-Grünau

FC Pinzgau Saalfelden returned to second place in the Regionalliga Salzburg table after a thumping 4-0 victory over SV Wals-Grünau. A scintillating second half display saw Jonas Schwaighofer break the deadlock before a Semir Gvozdjar brace and Tamas Tandari goal in injury time capped off a brilliant win.

The Mountainous Pine Blues, who had dropped down to third after the results of Friday evening, had a spring in their step with a multitude of big chances in the opening minutes. Tamas Tandari rounded the goalkeeper in the opening two minutes but was denied, quickly followed by Godswill Vadze somehow conjuring a miss from six yards. Semir Gvozdjar tried his luck with a shot wide mid-way through the half, but the visitor’s goal was living a charmed life. Just before the break, a deflected shot nearly gave Wals-Grünau a shock lead but thankfully the attempt hit the woodwork.

The second half looked to be more of the same with the Ziege Crew unable to score despite the lion’s share of possession and attempts on goal. Finally, just after the hour mark, Jonas Schwaighofer angled a drive brilliantly through the goalkeeper and put FCPS into a well-deserved lead. The Mountainous Pine Blues were now on top in the match and Semir Gvozdjar was rewarded with two goals in the space of five minutes to put Christian Ziege’s men into an unassailable three-goal lead.

With the quick three goals for Pinzgau, tensions were high as Fabian Ruf was given a red card for a second bookable offence. This was quickly followed by Denis Kahrimanovic also receiving his marching orders with seven minutes left on the clock. The game ended on a high with Tamas Tandari getting in on the act with his 26th goal of a remarkable season with the last opportunity of the afternoon.

STATEMENT

“We dominated the game and more than deserved the victory. The team did a great job of implementing our game plan, even though Wals-Grünau were lucky to escape with a 4-0 defeat today. I’m especially happy about Semir’s two goals, he’s worked so hard for it and hasn’t been very lucky in the last few weeks. I hope that those goals have opened the floodgates and given him some self-confidence,” Christian Ziege summed up.

LINE-UP

Schröcker; Benedek, Nupaya, Kahrimanovic, Adjei, Streitwieser (Fürstaller 81), Moosmann (Mühlbacher 78), Schwaighofer (Handlechner 81), Vadze, Tandari, Gvozdjar (Seiler 86)

Goals: Schwaighofer (62), Gvozdjar (72, 75), Tandari (90+1)

Red cards: Kahrimanovic (83); Ruf (78)

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