Austria took an early lead, Johannes Handl scoring 1:0, but a goal by Lukas Fadinger and a questionable penalty kick, scored by Mike-Steven Bähre, turned the game in favor of the Vorarlberg side. Austria was denied at least one penalty, and the supposed equalizer by Andi Gruber was disallowed due to a handball.
Instead of Matteo Meisl, Johannes Handl moved into the back three, while new striker Fisnik Asllani had to sit on the bench for the time being. Compared to the previous week, Matthias Braunöder found his place in the starting eleven, with Manfred Fischer, Andreas Gruber and Dominik Fitz starting in attack.
At SCR Altach, Joachim Standfest, an old acquaintance, sits on the bench, after the 1:1 against Blau-Weiß Linz he made one change: Sandro Ingolitsch made his starting eleven debut for the Vorarlbergers, Gustavo Santos remained out for the time being.
A turbulent opening phase provided the spectators in the CASHPOINT Arena with three goals in the first quarter of an hour. But first things first: Austria started strong, goalkeeper Dejan Stojanović prevented an own goal, by Paul-Friedrich Koller after four minutes. Dominik Fitz took the ensuing corner kick to the middle, Johannes Handl pushed the ball over the line - 0:1 (5.). But the Violette joy lasted only briefly, Lukas Fadinger managed the postwendende equalizer (7.). In the 13th minute Andi Gruber got the ball to his hand from point-blank range, referee Sebastian Gishamer decided on a penalty after an on-field review - a questionable decision. Mike-Steven Bähre converted the penalty kick and Altach took a 2-1 lead (15.).
After that, things calmed down and only after half an hour did things get exciting again. After a nice combination via Fitz and Fischer, the ball came to Hakim Guenouche, who hit the crossbar. At the end Guenouche was clearly sabered by Ingolitsch, but Gishamer did not decide on penalty despite clear television pictures (34.). A clear handball in the penalty area by Atdhe Nuhiu was not even reviewed - the decisions of the referee team were not on the side of Austria.
In stoppage time, Handl had another chance after a corner kick, this time Stojanović was on the spot (45.+3). Austria had to go into the dressing room with a 1:2 deficit.
Austria came out of the break unchanged and had good chances to equalize through a header by Manfred Fischer and a direct free kick by Dominik Fitz. However, goalkeeper Stojanović was on the spot both times (49th, 52nd). Gebauer shot past the far corner after a counterattack (57.). A shot by Reinhild Ranftl was blocked (63.).
Michi Wimmer then made a change: Fisnik Asllani and Manuel Polster came in for Matthias Braunöder and Hakim Guenouche. A triple change followed a little later: Muki Husković, Marvin Potzmann and Aco Jukić replaced Dominik Fitz, James Holland and Johannes Handl - the Veilchen switched to a four-man backline. Atdhe Nuhiu hit the crossbar for Altach (75th), on the other side Andreas Gruber scored the supposed equalizer after Polster's cross - but after the VAR cancelled the indicated offside position, referee Gishamer still found a handball by Gruber (77th).
Nuhiu saw the yellow-red card already in injury time, a minute later Lucas Galvão as well. The last storming run of the violets brought nothing more. Austria had to admit defeat also in Altach with 1:2.
CASHPOINT SCR Altach - FK Austria Wien 2:1 (2:1)
Altach: Stojanović; Reiner (23. Strauss), Gugganig, Koller; Ingolitsch (59. Jurčec), Jäger, Bähre (81. Abdijanovic), Lukacevic; Gebauer (81. Reiter), Fadinger, Nuhiu
Austria: Früchtl; Handl (74. Potzmann), Martins, Galvão; Ranftl, Braunöder (64. Asllani), Holland (74. Jukić), Guenouche (64. Polster); Fischer, Gruber, Fitz (74. Husković)
Goals: Fadinger (7.), Bähre (15., penalty); Handl (5.).
Yellow cards: Ingolitsch (45.+6), Jäger (54.), Bähre (70.), Nuhiu (73.), Stojanović (81.); Galvão (40.), Gruber (45.+4), Guenouche (47.), Fitz (71.), Fischer (90.+4)
Yellow-red cards: Nuhiu (90.+2); Galvão (90.+4).