Peter Stöger started with Patrick Wimmer and Andreas Poulsen in the back. Vesel Demaku and Thomas Ebner formed the defensive duo in the midfield. At the forefront, Marco Djuricin replaced Christoph Monschein, who missed the game because of gastrointestinal problems.
For TSV Hartberg, Rajko Rep returned to the starting line-up after a yellow card suspension. Markus Schopp relied on Christian Klem instead of Andreas Lienhart in the left in the back four.
Rajko Rep and Marco Djuricin fired the first shots of the game, but goalkeepers Patrick Pentz and Rene Swete made the saves (7’, 11’). Djuricin also had the second chance for the “Violets” after a quick throw-in by Dominik Fitz, but his shot missed the goal (20’). Hartberg tried with long-range shots. Pentz parried an attempt by Jürgen Heil, Christian Klem's shot was too high (25’, 28’). After corners, Felix Luckeneder and Manfred Gollner had opportunities, but missed (33’, 36’).
The Styrians had more chances to score in the first half, but the break started without any goals.
A shot by Bakary Nimaga landed in the goal, but before that Luckeneder was punished for an offside position by referee Sebastian Gishamer (47’). A shot by Manprit Sarkaria was too weak (49’). Jürgen Heil put the ball next to the goal after a counterattack (62’). Sarkaria failed after a quick counterattack on goalkeeper Swete (69’), a good shot by Patrick Wimmer was deflected and missed the goal (72’).
On the other side, Patrick Pentz prevented Hartberg’s lead with a brilliant save when substitute Andreas Lienhart tried his luck (80’). Peter Stöger brought in Agim Zeka and Stephan Zwierschitz for Dominik Fitz and Andreas Poulsen in the final phase. In the 85th minute, Pentz Seifedin brought Chabbi down in an unfortunate action in the penalty area. Manfred Gollner converted the penalty kick safely - 1-0 for Hartberg.
Austria Wien had no chance to equalize after conceding the goal and thus also lost the third Bundesliga duel against Hartberg.
Hartberg: Swete; Kainz (90’+2’ Rotter), Gollner, Luckeneder, Klem; Horvat (67’ Chabbi), Nimaga; Rakowitz (58’ Sturm), Rep, Heil; Tadic (67’ Lienhart)
Austria Wien: Pentz; Wimmer, Schösswendter, Palmer-Brown, Poulsen (81’ Zwierschitz); Demaku, Ebner (89’ Handl); Teigl, Sarkaria, Fitz (70’ Zeka); Djuricin
Goal: Gollner (86’, penalty)
Yellow cards: Horvat (44’), Nimaga (77’), Rep (90’+2’); Teigl (90’+2’), Schösswendter (90’+3’), Djuricin (90’+4’)
Profertil Arena Hartberg, referee Sebastian Gishamer, no spectators due to the COVID-19 regulation