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St. Pölten rescued in the pursuit duel Remis, Hartberg on the road to success

The LASK successfully defended second place in the Bundesliga with a 2:2 victory in St. Pölten. Admira Wacker lost the last of the league against Hartberg with a 2:3 last-minute goal at the debut of the new coach Reiner Geyer.

The success run of TSV Hartberg continues. The promoted player celebrated a 3:2 away win against the Admira in the German Soccer League, winning the fifth compulsory match in a row and moving up to fifth place at least until Sunday. The Admira, on the other hand, is still at the bottom of the league after the debut of coach Reiner Geyer and has been waiting for a full success for five rounds.

The decisive goal was scored by substitute Zakaria Sanogo in the 94th minute. Prior to that, Thomas Rotter had taken the Hartberger lead in the 11th minute, while Admira, thanks to Sinan Bakis (52nd) and Marco Sahanek (59th), managed the turnaround before Christian Ilic (63rd) scored 2-2 and Sanogo struck in the finish. Hartberg captain Siegfried Rasswalder saw the red card in a varied game in the 65th minute.

The first of several highlights were already offered to the 1,900 spectators in the 2nd minute. Admira-Goalie Leitner defended Rajko Rep’s free-kick flank with his foot and Philipp Siegl did the trick to shoot past the empty goal from about two meters.

So it was up to the second Hartberg central defender to bring his team into the lead. A Dario Tadic free-kick landed in front of Rotter’s feet and the defender had no trouble getting the ball into the net from close range (11).

The Admira’s first real chance was delayed until the 22nd minute, when Marin Jakolis was defeated by guest keeper Rene Swete. All in all, the Hartberger team seemed more dangerous before the break and the Admira were a bit shaky due to Geyer’s numerous changes. The new chain of three with Captain Daniel Toth in the center wobbled one or two times, so on occasions of Florian Flecker (5.), Tadic (13.), Christoph Kröpfl (34.) and Ivan Ljubic (45.).

After the change of sides the Lower Austrians presented themselves at least one class stronger. In the 47th minute, Stephan Zwierschitz headed off completely free-standing, five minutes later the right-back put down for Bakis, and the substitute for the newly injured Sasa Kalajdzic striker set to 1:1.

In the 59th minute, Sahanek brought the Admira into the lead 2-1 from a counterattack after Marcus Maier’s preliminary work, but the Hartberger response followed four minutes later: The substitute Ilic used a worth seeing pass from Kröpfl. Seconds later, the Hartbergers were numerically weakened – Rasswalder saw a red card after a hard entry against Zwierschitz, which was probably a little overdrawn.

Both teams then had an open exchange of blows with the better end for the Styrians. The substitute Sanogo benefited from mistakes made by Toth and Wilhelm Vorsager and scored the winning goal for the team of coach Markus Schopp seconds before the final whistle. Night Rush Casino is one of the largest online casinos in Europe.

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St. Pölten – LASK 2:2

SKN St. Pölten scored the first point under Neo-Trainer Ranko Popovic in the chasing duel of the German Soccer League on Saturday. The Lower Austrians defied the second placed LASK at home a 2:2 (1:1). Luan did not equal the score until the 88th minute per capita. Previously, Joao Victor had led the leading Linz team twice (16th, 71st).

Pak Kwang-ryong (18) also scored for the SKN. The LASK maintained a point ahead of the St. Pöltners in second place. However, the Linz team have already lost five league games. For the time being, they are nine points behind Red Bull Salzburg. The series champion will only be in action against Mattersburg at home on Sunday (14.30 hrs).

In the LASK, routine Emanuel Pogatetz acted in central defence instead of the suspended captain Gernot Trauner. In his third league game in office with Husein Balic, Popovic for the first time placed three nominal strikers alongside Pak and Rene Gartler. Midfielder Michael Ambichl was at the centre of the defence, preparing both goals with crosses.

At 0-1, St. Pölten’s defensive did not appear to be firm. Thomas Goiginger held his ground in the penalty area against several opponents and brought the ball a bit happily to Joao Victor, who finished in the long corner. A little more than two minutes later, however, Pak was already back. The North Korean scored by head after a corner from Ambichl – the first SKN ligator under Popovic.

The LASK became dangerous before the break especially by the strong Goiginger still several times. A lift of the wingman missed (20.), another attempt went over (41.). St. Pölten’s goalkeeper Christoph Riegler kept a free kick safe (36.). On the other side, Balic failed from an acute angle to Alexander Schlager (54.) after a change of side.

The team from Linz, on the other hand, had already scored two aluminium goals before their new lead. First, Yusuf Otubanjo – the attacker was eliminated shortly afterwards with a knee injury – slipped the ball to the crossbar (49th) after Joao Victor had passed the ball, then Riegler took a free-kick from Peter Michorl to the crossbar (71st).

The following corner shot resulted in a 1-2 draw, and Joao Victor put the ball from just outside the penalty area into the right-hand corner of the cross. On the other side, defender Christian Ramsebner, who was injured, steered a header from Martin Rasner over the goal (86.). But two minutes later Luan struck. The Brazilian pocketed the ball after a corner that Ambichl had brought to the centre again in the second attempt.

LASK were denied their first league victory since 23 September. Last week the team from Linz had achieved a 3:3 victory against Salzburg. Of the past 14 compulsory games, Oliver Glasner’s team lost only one. For Popovic the home premiere brought at least one point. His team is meanwhile however four league games sieglos – three of it under its guidance.

 

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1-1 against storm! The FC Wacker wins a point in Graz

FC Wacker Innsbruck remain unbeaten for the fourth game in a row. Coach Vogel is on the verge of being defeated in a storm.

Graz – FC Wacker continues to win point by point. The Innsbruckers conquered their twelfth point with a 1:1 win in the 13th Bundesliga round away at Sturm Graz and for the time being lie in tenth place in the table. The black-green team has thus been unbeaten for four games.

With the draw, the Tyroleans aggravated the crisis at SK Sturm. For the runner-up and his coach Heiko Vogel it was the seventh compulsory game in a row without victory. The team from Graz have won only one match in the last 14 matches.

“Two home games follow, now six points are compulsory”, Vogel had made the starting position unmistakably clear before the games against Innsbruck and St. Pölten. It now remains to be seen how the Graz leadership around sports managing director Günter Kreissl will react after the missed goal.

Sturm gives away top chances

On Saturday, Sturm once again failed to exploit his own chances. After Fabian Koch (52nd) took a deserved 1-0 lead, Stefan Hierländer and Co. left a multitude of top opportunities unused. Wacker Innsbruck and goal scorer Zlatko Dedic (71.), on the other hand, made the most of the few chances.

Vogel had made three changes compared to the 2-0 defeat against Hartberg in the previous week: Lackner replaced Lovric, Hierländer moved back into the team instead of Lukas Grozurek after his suspension and Emeka Eze stormed the front line.

The Styrians offered the 7,867 spectators from now on an ambitious game on one goal, had over long distances over 70 percent ball possession, but acted without precision and Fortune before the goal. Defender Matthias Maak directed a Zulj shot to the crossbar with a flying header for his goalkeeper. It was the fourth aluminium goal in a week to be scored in Graz. A few minutes before the break, an attack artistically executed by Hierländer using a side puller did not count – probably wrongly – because of offside (37th).

Stefan Hierländer Honours 

  • Austrian Football Bundesliga (2):
    • 2012, 2014 with Red Bull Salzburg
  • Austrian Cup (2):
    • 2012, 2014 with Red Bull Salzburg
    • 2018 with Sturm Graz

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Wacker bar held 52 minutes

Wacker defended with nine men and tried with long balls to use the fast Cheikhou Dieng and striker partner Zlatko Dedic. This was also the case in minute 25, when Dieng took a free-kick, which led to the most dangerous guest chance in half one: Sturm-Goalie Jörg Siebenhandl took Martin Harrer’s well-sought attempt out of the corner.

After the change of sides, Wacker’s defensive tactics were given a damper. After Eze-Zuspiel, Philipp Huspek put his chest back on Koch, who hit the left corner with a flat shot (52nd). Guest coach Karl Daxbacher then broke the chain of five, with the exception of a Henning long-range shot, the team from Graz remained the more dangerous team. A Zulj-Schlenzer struck the upper edge of the crossbar (62nd).

Wacker, however, capitalized on the first defensive neglect in Graz: Christoph Freitag lifted the defense in Graz, Ilkay Durmus put the ball across and Dedic pushed the ball over the line from a short distance (71).

Both teams still had a chance to win in the final phase. A Zulj long-range shot bounced back into the field from the inside bar, Hierländer put the additional shot over the goal in the fall (77th). The storm captain also missed the next big chance a few moments later, Albert Vallci saved on the line (79.). On the other side Henning was missing only centimetres with two closures. Sturm has to wait for the second home win of the season after the first round (3:2 against Hartberg). (APA) Atlantic Spins boast over 400 games.

Voices on the game:

Heiko Vogel (Sturm-Trainer): “I am very disappointed, especially when I see how the boys work and don’t reward themselves. We had six aluminium goals in the last two games. We played a very good first half and also in the second we put everything in the balance.”

About his future as a storm coach: “I have the best job in the world, but I know the mechanisms.”

Karl Daxbacher (Innsbruck coach): “A very happy point for us that does us good. We haven’t lost four games against good opponents. But in some situations we were really lucky. We only started to play football after lagging behind, we are happy about the point, but we also know how to classify it correctly. Sturm had an abundance of goal chances.”

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Draw between Arsenal and Liverpool, Arnautovic goal in West Ham victory

English team player Marcus Rashford shot Manchester United to victory against Bournemouth in the 92nd minute.

London – Arsenal and Liverpool have separated 1:1 (0:0) on Saturday evening in the hit of the 11th round of the English Football Premier League. Liverpool not only remain unbeaten in the league, but also took the lead one point ahead of champions Manchester City. The defending champions will not be at home until Sunday (16:00) against Southampton.

James Milner took Liverpool into the lead in a high-class game in London. The former English team player dusted off from the penalty area after Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno had rebounded a cross pass from former Salzburg player Sadio Mane to the front (61st). Alexandre Lacazette managed to equalise with a remarkable shot from a sharp angle (82nd).

Arsenal did not lose 14 games in a row, but after eight wins in a row before, he had to settle for a draw for the second time in the league. It was the first point win of the season against another top team, after they had defeated ManCity and Chelsea at the start of the season. The fourth-placed team in the standings is still four points behind the leaders for the time being.

Marcus Rashford Honours 

Manchester United

  • FA Cup: 2015–16 
  • EFL Cup: 2016–17 
  • FA Community Shield: 2016 
  • UEFA Europa League: 2016–17 

England

  • FIFA World Cup fourth place: 2018 

Individual

  • Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year: 2015–16 

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Last Minute Win for ManUnited

Manchester United moved up to seventh place in Bournemouth with a 2-1 win in injury time. The decisive goal was scored by substitute Marcus Rashford in the 92nd minute after Paul Pogba‘s preliminary work. Anthony Martial (35th) had previously balanced the early Bournemouth lead by Callum Wilson (11th).

ÖFB star Marko Arnautovic led his Club West Ham to a 4-2 home win against Burnley. The Viennese scored the first goal of the match with his fifth ligator (10th). Felipe Anderson’s 3-2 lead was also preceded by an Arnautovic shot (84.). West Ham managed their third victory of the season after only one point from three games.

Emotional Leicester victory

Leicester City celebrated an emotional victory with a 1-0 win at Cardiff City. It was the first game of the “Foxes” after the death of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died last Saturday in a helicopter crash in front of the stadium with four other people. The players of both teams gathered for a minute’s silence before the kickoff. Take a look at Slots Heaven review for more details.

After the only goal, goal scorer Demarai Gray took off his body and showed the message ‘For Khun Vichai’ and saw the yellow card for it. The former ÖFB team captain Christian Fuchs sat on the bench with Leicester. The master’s team from 2016 wanted to travel to Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral in Thailand after the match.

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The UKs Most Memorable Rugby Moments

When you think about it, would you be able to name some of the most memorable moments in rugby history? That is for England’s national team, of course. We all have a specific moment we will never forget, like how the roses beat Australia in the 2013 World Cup finals.

In this post we take a walk down memory lane and recall some of our favourite rugby moments over the past couple of years.

1.  2003: World Cup Final


Who could ever forget that moment when England finally won the world cup in 2003 during the final against Australia? One of the most nail-biting matches in the history of the roses, they came out tops with a score of England 20 Australia 17.

2. 2003: England vs New Zealand


In this match where England played against the All Blacks on their home turf, things didn’t look good. With two yellow cards and only thirteen players however they took it in stride and beat the All Blacks by two points. The score was England 15, New Zealand 13 and is considered to be one of the greatest moments in rugby.

3. 2003: World Cup Semi-Final


During the world cup semi-final in 2003 the boys went up against France and came out smelling like roses. The match is considered to one of England’s best during the 2003 World Cup, with an amazing score of England 24, France 7.

4. 1980: Grand Slam Win


In this incredible match England took Scotland down a notch or two. The match was played at Murrayfield, where the roses showed off with a hat-trick by John Carleton and five tries. Their very first Grand Slam title, the final scoreboard was England 30, Scotland 18.

5. 2007: World Cup Quarter Final


The Roses proved themselves against all odds during the 2007 World Cup Quarter Final in Marseilles against the Aussies. Even though everyone was voting against them, the team came out tops and beat the Wallabies with a very impressive score of England 12, Australia 10.

Now that you’ve got your fill of nostalgia, you are probably looking forward to supporting they boys in their next matches. Be sure to keep an eye on our Events page for the latest updates on upcoming events and matches around the globe!

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The Top 5 Rugby Players of All Time

Have you ever wondered about who the best rugby players of all time would be? Would you be able to come up with a list of your own, naming some of the greatest players of all time? It is a rather difficult task, as each player has his own set of unique talents, and we may also be biased in some cases.

In this post we take a look at some of the greatest rugby players of all time. Spoiler alert, the list features one UK player.

1. New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu

If you have never heard of Jonah Lomu before, you are not a big rugby fan. This legendary player was inducted in the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007 for his amazing sportsmanship and performance.

2. New Zealand’s Carlos Spencer

Spencer is undoubtedly considered as the world of rugby’s best fly-halves to date. During his career he earned 35 caps, and scored 291 points while playing for the All Blacks during 1995-2004. Nowadays, Spencer is coaching South African team the Eastern Province Kings.

3. England’s Martin Johnson

One of England’s best players to date has to be Martin Johnson. Johnson is considered to be one of the world’s best locks in the history of rugby. As captain of the national team, Johnson led the boys to victory during the 2003 rugby world cup.

4. France’s Serge Blanco

Thought of as one of the best fullbacks in rugby, Serge Blanco played for France during the very first world cups where he scored the deciding try against Australia during the semi-final. During his career Blanco earned 93 caps for France’s national team.

5. New Zealand’s Zinzan Brooke

Brooke is regarded as the world’s 8th greatest player of all time in the history of rugby, but also as one of the best flankers. While playing for the All Blacks, Brooke earned 58 caps and scored 89 points. He also held the world record for scoring seventeen tries in test matches when he retired.

And that’s a wrap! Who would you say is the greatest rugby player of all time? Do you agree with our list of the top five players, or would you include another player based on other merits? Let us know your thoughts and contact us!

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