Peter Stöger had to change the victorious team in two positions - Thomas Ebner came back into the starting line-up for Vesel Demaku, who injured his shoulder. After having overcome a muscle fibre tear, Stephan Zwierschitz started on the right back instead of Teigl. Erik Palmer-Brown was available for the centre defence. Madl, Turgeman and Fitz were still injured.
The series champion from Salzburg made a guest appearance in Vienna in between the two UEFA Champions League games against Lok Moscow and Atlético Madrid - coach Jesse Marsch therefore relied on rotation: With Vallci, Wöber, Ulmer, Mwepu, Junuzović and striker Daka, six players were allowed to pause and had partly not even travelled to Vienna - Farkas, Onguéné, Kristensen, Ashimeru, Okafor and Berisha started for them.
The 3,000 spectators in the Generali-Arena saw a muddled game with a few short injury breaks, especially in the beginning. The game mostly played out in the violet half, but initially there were no concrete chances. The spectators had to wait until the 16th minute for the first chance, but Berisha's attempt went far beyond the goal. One minute later, Patrick Pentz had to intervene for the first time when a shot from Kristensen, half shot and half cross, came dangerously in front of the violet goal. Salzburg was now clearly superior, they had an overwhelming 79% possession and won over 60% of the duels - Peter Stöger's team hardly got out of their own half during this phase. Nothing more than a deflected free kick from Szoboszlai for Austria Wien (27’)
From a counterattack Austria Wien’s first chance - a cross from Christoph Monschein and a harmless header from Patrick Wimmer, the ball came to Benedikt Pichler, who had to take the ball volley and could not place it correctly (33’). In direct return, a shot from Berisha goes just inches past the far corner. The violet defence withstood all efforts by Salzburg, so the break started while no goals had fallen.
The “Violets” started actively into the second half, after a nice combination after kick-off Patrick Wimmer scored a shot on goal after a few seconds. A little later, the most dangerous chance until then: Berisha gets the ball in the penalty area, with a concealed twisting shot he forces Patrick Pentz to do a brilliant act – still no goal (52’). The game was now much more open, Austria Wien was now having chances as well – a shot by Pichler from the corner of the penalty area went over the left corner (56’). The game was now really attractive at a much faster pace, with his foot Pentz was able to fend off a shot by Koita from acute angle (61’).
In the next scene Salzburg took the lead: a cross by Szoboszlai from the left, Berisha got the header between the violet defence and Patrick Pentz had no chance (62’). After that, Szoboszlai, Berisha and Farkas were exchanged - Jesse Marsch brought three fresh forces with Ulmer, Okogawa and Daka.
Peter Stöger changed two offensive players: Bright Edomwonyi for Patrick Wimmer (69’) and Max Sax for Thomas Ebner (77’) - the accompanying switch to 4-4-2 was a clear sign that they had not yet given up. With Aco Jukić, Peter Stöger made his last change, while Jesse Marsch used all five changes and in the final phase, he brought Solet, a defensive player for striker Koita.
After two great chances from Okafor and Ashimeru, Salzburg scored a second goal during stoppage time - a shot on the pole by substitute Mwepu rebounded into the field and Patson Daka only had to kick it into the goal (90’+2’).
Austria Wien: Pentz - Zwierschitz, Palmer-Brown, Handl, Suttner - Ebner (77’ Sax), Grünwald (83’ Jukić) - Wimmer (69’ Edomwonyi), Sarkaria, Pichler - Monschein
Salzburg: Stankovic - Kristensen, Ramalho, Onguene, Farkas (63’ Ulmer) - Kamara (73’ Mwepu), Ashimeru - Okafor, Szoboszlai (63’ Okogawa); Koita (83’ Solet), Berisha (63’ Daka)
Goals: Berisha (62’/header), Daka (90’+1’)
Yellow cards: Farkas (38’, handling the ball), Okafor (45’, foul)
Generali-Arena, referee Walter Altmann, 3,000 spectators