SV Horn vs Salzburg
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SV Horn - FC RB Salzburg
This Cup Semifinal looks like an easy exercise for Salzburg, but underdog Horn is looking forward to the most difficult game of their season. The stadium in Horn has got an extra tribune for this game so their will be 6000 spectators and the game will be sold out.
Horn is playing in Erste Liga (Austrian 2nd league) and trying to keep away from the relegation playoff spot, where Parndorf currently is six points behind them. After a series of seven games unbeaten in Erste Liga, Horn had to take the first loss last friday against Liefering (Salzburgs 2nd team). In this game they rested offensive midfielder Sahanek (topscorer) and defender Sittsam. But also Liefering made many changes, as four starter were not available. So two players made their debut on Lieferings side (one of them just 16 years old). All in all the age-average of Liefering was just 19.2 years, so this was the youngest team, Liefering had on the pitch this season (hope this answers also the question under the last pick from me, about Horn). The game ended with a 1-4 loss for Horn, were Liefering won in a deserved way. After 20 minutes Quaschner scored the first goal by penalty. Afterwards Horn didn´t find better into the game, maybe also because of the rested players and a system change into a 3-4-3 formation. After HT break Liefering made everything clear, with scoring two goals between the minutes 54-60. Liefering was the better team over the most parts of the game, but in the end Horn could score the consolation goal. In the end Liefering got another penalty in stoppage time and made the 1-4 full time result perfect.
For the following Cup game I am sure Sahanek and Sittsam should be in the starting lineup again, but Hartl could be missing after he had to be changed out in the game vs Liefering because of an injury. In the game Horn had problems, playing against Liefering and also the other H2H are showing this, so the seem to have problems with the style Liefering is playing. And this is the same as Salzburg is playing (as every Red Bull team is playing the same style - more later). Next Saturday Horn must play against Parndorf and has the opportunity to avoid relegation for this season. This is also an important game, and maybe in the mind of the players, but the focus should be on this game against Salzburg (although they are big underdog).
Salzburg had problems after beeing early champion of the Austrian Bundesliga. They lost more games than the whole season before, against Austria Wien, Rapid Wien and Sturm Graz. But when it was about the bring performance they were stil their with 100% concentration and power (not like Bayern...). They won the Cup game, about three months ago vs WAC with 6-0 (away) and also the last game (their last home game for this season) when it was time to say goodbye. Successfull coach Roger Schmidt, defender Florian Klein and Marco Meilinger will leave the club, former GK Edi Gustaffson will end his carrear (he was first GK until an injury a few years ago). All of them were bid farewell and Gustaffson and Klein played as starter, Meilinger was changed in. Also Salzburg presented the Bundesliga trophy and also Bundesliga topscorer Soriano got a trophy, as well as (Bundsligas best GK) Gulacsi, who is usually playing as starting GK.
Now about the game: Salzburg played like we are used to it, they dominted the game scored goal by goal and won with 4-0. The win could have been even higher, but efficiency was the only small problem in this game for Salzburg, who also played without winger Mane in this game.
Like mentioned I want to tell about about the Salzburg system of playing: Its an offensive pressing, with the aim to conquer the ball within 10 seconds after the opponent has got it. And when Salzburg has the ball the try to finish the attack within another ten seconds. This system is trained from the youth (U15-...) u
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