SAK 1914 vs. FC Pinzgau Saalfelden; 0:1 (0:0)
Goal: Tandari (57.); Yellow-Red Card: Mühlbacher (77./Foul)
The team of new coach Alexander Schriebl found at the foot of the fortress Hohensalzburg from the beginning well into the game, quickly developed advantages and put the SAK under pressure.
In the first quarter of an hour, the Nonntalers could hardly provide any relief and were lucky to remain without conceding.
However, the home side got into the game better and could increasingly set positive accents. After a dangerous finish from Gabriel, Semir Gvozdjar had the best chance after just over half an hour – but the attacking player missed his target from close range. After an intense and feisty first half of the game, it went into the cabins goalless in midsummer temperatures.
At the beginning of the second half, the party was a little bit torn and duels were on the agenda. The team of FC Pinzgau Saalfelden did not let itself be disturbed by the hard way of the home team and continued to force their game. In the 57th minute, captain Tamas Tandari provided a free kick from the edge of the penalty area for the deserved 1-0 lead. Towards the middle of the second half, SAK took command, but the guests showed stability in defense and defended with concentration. The Pinzgauer had to play the final phase in a shorthanded with Niklas Mühlbacher was sent to the showers with a light traffic card (77th) and defended cleverly until the final whistle.
In the end, FC Pinzgau Saalfelden deservedly won, ensuring a successful debut for coach Alexander Schriebl and an enthusiastic start to the season.
“We are very satisfied with our performance and the result today. We had the game under control over 90 minutes. SAK didn’t create a single clear goal-scoring chance over the entire duration of the game, but was only dangerous through standards – but we were prepared for that. Only in our good counterattacking chances we must become more straightforward, we can certainly do better in the next rounds. Even when we were outnumbered, we managed to hold on to the lead in the end and were rewarded with an important three points. However, it is only a snapshot, now we have to continue to work consistently,” said Alexander Schriebl.