Salzburg Dominates First Austrian Cup Match; Leipzig Score 3 in 3 minutes to hold win over Galatasaray

FC Red Bull Salzburg

An all too familiar score line for Jesse Marsch, as Red Bull Salzburg dominate SC/ESV Parndorf 7 – 1. The first official match for Jesse Marsch’s squad, not losing a beat despite losing several key member of the winning 2018 league and cup team.

Munas Dabbur, Xaver Schlager, Stefan Lainer, and Hannes Wolf all departed earlier this month to their respective clubs, netting Salzburg 54 Million Euros. Hannes Wolf will continue to be in the Red Bull branch as he goes to Leipzig.

A player to watch this year at Red Bull Salzburg will be young 19 year old Erling Braut Håland, who got himself a hat-trick to start off the year. Patrick Farkas had a brace, while Takumi Minamino and Patson Daka got a goal a piece.

Head Coach Jesse Marsch was jubilant but stresses that there are always places to improve in

“It was a good performance with a good mentality. The best thing for me is that we played our style of football. That really pleased me a lot, even if we can still improve in a lot of areas. The focus is therefore already on the next matches.”

Salzburg’s first Austrian Bundesliga match is on Friday the 26th against Rapid Wien.

RB Leipzig

New Head Coach Julian Nagelsmann is on the reigns as RB Leipzig won a club Friendly over Galatasaray 3-2. Nagelsmann fielded a mostly full strength line-up, with Tyler Adams still recovering from his adductor injury that side lined him from the Gold Cup.

Leipzig went down early in the first half, but some half time adjustments saw Leipzig take Galatasaray unaware and score 3 goals all one minute apart from each other. Marcel Halstenberg started it off, Yussuf Poulsen brought the second, and Jean-Kevin Augustin finished it off.

Unlike Slazburg, Leipzig has two more club friendlies to go through before their first official match. Their next match will be against the Ligue 1 club Rennes on Friday the 26th.

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