Christian Ilzer rotated back after the 1-1 draw in St. Pölten, so to speak, and relied on the squad from the 1st round of the qualification group. Erik Palmer-Brown, Florian Klein, Christoph Martschinko in the defence, Alexander Grünwald and Vesel Demaku in the defensive midfield and Maximilian Sax and Christoph Monschein in the offense.
Altach coach Alex Pastoor changed his starting eleven in four positions. Manuel Thurnwald, Manfred Fischer, Emanuel Schreiner and Sidney Sam replace Anderson, Alain Wiss, Marco Meilinger and Christian Gebauer.
Austria Wien got off to a terrible start, with Altach scoring the lead after just 21 seconds. After some luck and a pass from Sam, Daniel Nussbaumer gave Patrick Pentz no chance. Alex Grünwald had the chance to equalize after a throw-in from Marchchinko and an assist from Dominik Fitz, but shot over the goal (5’). After that Altach had several opportunities to score the 2-0: Patrick Pentz parried a shot from Nussbaumer (6’). Johannes Tartarotti narrowly missed the goal in the 8th minute and failed on Pentz after a corner (11’). Michael Madl put a header next to the goal after a corner by Fitz (13’).
The “Violets” were unlucky in the 29th minute, a hard shot by Grünwald hit the pole. Afterwards Austria Wien weakened itself, Maximilian Sax saw yellow-red (31’) after a foul and an attack within a few seconds. Nussbaumer shot from a few meters over the goal (38’), Pentz prevented a higher deficit, with parades, against Manuel Thurnwald and Emir Karic (42’, 45’+1’). Altach went into the break with a well-deserved lead.
The second half also started with a setback; Erik Palmer-Brown scored an own goal during an attempt to save - 0-2 (52’). Madl blocked a shot from Tartarotti while lying down (57’). After an hour, Patrick Wimmer came into the game for Manprit Sarkaria. Vesel Demaku injured his shoulder after a foul by Samuel Oum Gouet and had to be replaced by James Jeggo. Ilzer brought Benedikt Pichler for Dominik Fitz.
Unfortunately, with one man less, Austria Wien was no longer able to put Altach under pressure. The “Violets” had to admit defeat against the guests from Vorarlberg with 0-2.
Austria Wien: Pentz; Klein, Madl, Palmer-Brown, Martschinko; Demaku (75’ Jeggo), Grünwald; Sax, Fitz (75’ Pichler), Sarkaria (59’ Wimmer); Monschein
Altach: Kobras; Thurnwald, Schmiedl, Dabanli, Karic; Oum Gouet, Fischer; Sam (71’ Gebauer), Tartarotti (89’ Maak), Schreiner (71’ Meilinger); Nussbaumer
Goals: Nussbaumer (1’), Palmer-Brown (52’, own goal)
Yellow cards: Sax (31’), Martschinko (54’); Schreiner (31’), Nussbaumer (50’)
Yellow-red card: Sax (31’)
Generali-Arena, referee Stefan Ebner, no spectators allowed