Salzburg Draw against Polten; Leipzig Continue Win Streak

RB Salzburg

Despite going down a man in the 3rd minute, Red Bull Salzburg managed to get a point against SKN St Polten. Keeping their loss less streak of seven games in the league alive. The two goals of the games occurred via Penalty kicks. The fist coming scored in the 33rd minute by Salzburg’s
Smail Prevljak. The 1-0 scoreline remained until half time. St. Polten equalized in the 65th minute from the penalty spot thanks to René Gartler.

Despite the draw Slazburg’s coach Marco Rose was happy to come away with the point, but laments at the opportunity lost for a full three. “We wanted to win here, but we are going home with a point. Of course that makes us a bit disappointed. If you play for 90 minutes with a man down and get a deserved point in the end, it is a situation we just have to live with.”

In other news ex-New York Red Bull Head coach Jesse Marsch was tapped to take over the reigns as Marco Rose makes his exit from the team, which Sylvana Budesheim writes about here.

Salzburg play again this Wednesday the 24th against Wolfsburg in the Austrian Budesliga playoffs. As well as 28th for the second leg.

RB Leipzig

Now with a whopping 12 games in which RB Leipzig has not lost, they continued their streak with a 2-1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach. Tyler Adams has been out due to a pain or tear to the adductor muscle, it is not known the extent of the injury or if it’s just precautionary, and is already confirmed to miss the next game against Hamburger SV tomorrow.

Marcel Halstenberg scored both of Leipzig’s goals, a 17th minute penalty kick, and again in the 53rd minute. He nearly bagged himself a hat-trick in the 86th minute only to be denied by the post.

Ralf Rangnick complimented the team on their solid performance, and looking forward to the playoff run. ” Hats off to the team for the attitude they showed today. We won’t let the Champions League slip away now!” He also was very happy with the teams 2nd half performance in particular. “We came out very strong in the second half and made it 2-0 as a result. Unfortunately Gladbach pulled one back fairly quickly, but our boys pulled through brilliantly.

Leipzig continue their DFB cup run tomorrow against Hamburger SV. They return to the Bundesliga against SC Freiburg on Saturday the 27th.

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