The RZ Pellets WAC received the Croatian record champions GNKDinamo Zagreb in the 4th round of the UEFA Europa League. After the 0: 1 defeat in the first leg, the Carinthians wanted to return the favor in this encounter and bring in a home win. Not an easy undertaking for Wolfsberg, Zagreb has not yet conceded a goal in the current Europa League group stage. However, there was hope that the Wolves had scored the most hits in the group to date. The game was played in the icy cold in Klagenfurt’s Wörtherseestadion – the trio of referees were used to these temperatures, Serhiy Boiko and his assistants Semen Shlonchak, Viktor Matyash came as well as the fourth official Denys Shurman from the Ukraine. In the end, the favorite Dinamo Zagreb prevailed 3-0 and showed no nakedness.
There was nothing to get for RZ Pellets WAC today – the Feldhofer team went down with 0: 3
The game started with a dream for the legend Diego Armando Maradona, who died yesterday in his house in Tigres near Buenos Aires. Descansa en paz Diego! WAC coach Ferdinand Feldhofer had to do without the suspended Matthäus Taferner, while at Zagreb coach Zoran Mamić had to compensate for the failure of striker Mario Gavranović. After initial back and forth with a few half chances for both teams, a great opportunity opened up for Mario Leitgeb in the 12th minute. His nail from close range landed to the right of the gate. Just five minutes later it was Leitgeb again, who failed to beat his opponent Dominik Livaković with a direct shot from the edge of the box. The game was now marked by patient and hesitant actions by both teams. In the 23rd minute, the guests were very lucky, Bruno Petković received a cross from the right and pulled from close range in the penalty area – but a Kärtner defender was able to block the ball to the corner. The guests from Zagreb were more dominant and on the ball in this phase and also had more opportunities. Lovro Majer crossed a cross on Bruno Petković’s foot from the left and he tried it on the fiver with his heel, but goalkeeper Manuel Kuttin stood out and blocked the central ball with a great reflex. Shortly before the break, goalkeeper Kuttin had to get the chestnuts out of the fire for his team, he parried a ball from Arijan Ademi from five meters for a corner. Immediately afterwards, the referee whistled off the first round and saved the hosts from further attacks by the Croatians.
In the second half, Dinamo Zagreb shifted up a gear and scored three times
After the restart, both teams pressed the tube and wanted to finish quickly. In the 49th minute a ball got into the box to Mislav Oršić, but Kai Stratznig was quicker and headed the leather just wide of the post – that would have been almost an own goal. Two minutes later, the hosts demanded penalty, Christopher Wernitznig stormed to keeper Dominik Livaković alone and was brought down by Sadegh Moharrami – but the referee did not whistle – a video referee could have clarified the contentious situation. In the 60 minute game it was time, Lovrjo Majer scored 0-1 for Dinamo Zagreb. A cross landed on the second bar, Michael Novak’s attempt to clear it failed and the man from Zagreb was able to sink the round with the help of the inner post in the square. The guests now took command and grew stronger and stronger. 75th minute of the game: Arijan Ademi marched across the right into the penalty area, the previously substituted Nemanja Rnić looked bad, Ademi played the ball on Bruno Petković’s left – and he thanked him with the goal to make it 0-2. The guests apparently had not enough, scored again in the 94th minute. Arijan Adem served Luka Ivanušec and he slammed the leather from around sixteen meters flat into the right corner to make the final score 0: 3. So GNK Dinamo Zagreb got the next three points, remains unbeaten and without conceding a goal in the group.
RZ PELLETS WOLFSBERGER AC – GNK DINAMO ZAGREB 0: 3 (0: 0)
Results: 1: 0 (60. Majer), 2: 0 (Petković), 3: 0 (94. Ivanušec)
Wörtherseearena Klagenfurt; 0; Boiko – Shlonchak – Matyash (Ukraine)
RZ Pellets Wolfsberger AC (4-1-3-2): 26 Manuel Kuttin (TW), 27 Michael Novak, 22 Dominik Baumgartner (46th Rnić), 44 Luka Lochoshvili, 04 Jonathan Scherzer (81st Giorbelidze), 16 Mario Leitgeb, 17 Kai Stratznig (72nd Sprangler), 10 Michael Liendl (K), 24 Christopher Wernitznig (66th Joveljić), 11 Dario Vizinger (81st Schmerböck), 07 Eliel Peretz
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (4-3-1-2): 40 Dominik Livaković (TW), 32 Joško Gvardiol, 05 Rasmus Lauritsen, 28 Kévin Théophile-Catherine, 02 Sadegh Moharrami, 05 Arijan Ademi (K), 97 Kristijan Jakić (83. Tolić), 10 Lovro Majer, (74. Franjić) 99 Mislav Oršić (73. Ivanušec), 21 Bruno Petković, 20 Lirim Kastrati
Yellow cards: Manuel Leitgeb (44th), Franjić (65th), Novak (82nd) all WAC
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