In the end it was a clear matter in the ÖFB Cup final between Red Bull Salzburg and SV Ried. With a clear 3-0 win, the Mozartstadt celebrated the fourth cup victory in a row and cheered the double again after the establishment of the championship. For the series master of the past few years, it was the ninth success in the Austrian cup competition. “In the end it was a deserved victory due to our chances. A title is always something special and will never be a matter of course. It feels really cool and we will still celebrate that today,” said Maximilian Wöber in the “ORF” interview the game.
After a nice combination of Karim Adeyemi, Luka Sucic put his team in the lead with a dream goal (27th), in the second 45 minutes the Salzburgers followed up by Wöber (52nd) before Sesko (87th), who with his fifth goal In the competition for the top scorer crowned, Rieder, who was very defending against himself, made the final decision. “Compliments to Ried. They did it very well until the end, tried to shape the game and closed the rooms. But we also did it really well and have been able to go through our game in phases. Unfortunately, we have 3: 0 Not achieved early enough, so we had to tremble towards the end. In the end it was a deserved victory, “says head coach Matthias Jaissle.
After winning the Bundesliga, the 34-year-old coach refined his premiere season as head of Red Bull Salzburg with the victory in the ÖFB Cup and can look back on a very successful season despite the upheaval last summer. “Today I really felt pressure before the game, but the team did it very well and confirmed their role role.”
Ried goes out again
As ten years ago, when the SV Ried was recently in the final of the cup competition, the Innviertler had to give themselves again clearly and missed the title to get the title into the Innviertel a third time. “In total, it was a bit too little today, but the team presented itself very well and kept up really well for a long time,” says head coach Christian Heinle Stolz with the appearance of his team, who found several opportunities for the goal, especially towards the end of the game. “We found good chances at 2-0, you just have to do them against Salzburg, then you are back in the game. We didn’t succeed today. The result is clearly at the end, but we were long on it” Captain Marcel Ziegl also saw a courageous appearance of his team, which did a lot of resistance against the attack game of the Salzburg.
This means that the Rieder can now fully devote themselves to the relegation battle, as the current penultimate table, three rounds before the end of the season are only four points ahead of the SCR Altach. The performance in the final against the starting force from the Mozart city is confident to the head coach of the Upper Austrians that the season is brought to a conciliatory end: “Next week against Altach we are again 100 percent focused.”
In Salzburg, the success run in recent years continues. The next squad break will probably be facing the coming summer, especially since some professionals played into the shop window through the good performance in national and international competition with the first qualification for the round of 16 of the Champions League. The remaining three game rounds in the league are now to be found in the best possible way. “We always have the aim of winning the games, even if the championship has already been decided. We always want to perform in the best possible way, maybe we will make one or the other Rochade in the starting eleven and end the season as usual,” said Coach Jaissle.