UFC Hallein 1 FC Pinzgau Saalfelden 2 (0:1)
Goal: Siller (66.); Tandari (45.), Gvozdjar (90.+3)
FC Pinzgau Saalfelden forces the important away victory in Hallein thanks to a goal by Semir Gvozdjar in injury time.
From the beginning, a running-intensive game with many duels developed. FC Pinzgau Saalfelden made an effort, but lacked the right idea in the early stages. Hallein held up well and created a few good opportunities. After just under a quarter of an hour, Kilian Schröcker parried a dangerous finish, but let the ball bounce forward so that it burned properly – but the zero remained. In the 30th minute, Arnold Benedek tried his luck from distance: The midfielder’s finish was deflected decisively by Philipp Zehentmayr, forcing the Tennengau goalkeeper into a brilliant save. Shortly before the end of the first half, Tamas Tandari ensured the 1-0 lead with a converted penalty.
The second half showed a similar picture. The guests continued to try to shape the game, but the Halleins remained red-hot. After a first warning shot, the Pinzgauer also became dangerous, but Tandari waited a tad too long in a promising position. Then in the 66th minute it happened. The home side equalized at 1:1 after Christoph Siller converted a penalty kick. The momentum then shifted to the Tennengau side, who sensed their chance and stood compactly in defense, keeping the balls away from their own goalkeeper. It was not until stoppage time that Semir Gvozdjar played himself free and scored with the inside into the far corner for an important away win.
“It was obvious that the last week has kept us very busy. We were really cramped, but tried everything. In the end, we really wanted the win and forced it. That really feels very good. I hope that we can be more relaxed in the next games and deliver a better performance,” said Alexander Schriebl, drawing a first conclusion immediately after the game.