Red Bull Salzburg started their pre-season friendly matches today with a thumping 7-2 win against German second division side SC Paderborn 07.
The Red Bulls set the pace in the opening minutes but were knocked out of their rhythm a little after conceding. They found their momentum again though and pulled things level via Alan midway through the first half. After the break a Salzburg side with five substitutions were hungry for goals, securing a convincing win in the end.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
• The Red Bulls started with the returning Marco Meilinger and with Andre Ramalho, who was promoted to the senior ranks from FC Liefering. Out of the side were Christoph Leitgeb, who took a blow to his knee in training and Fränky Schiemer (suffering from gluteal muscle problems).
• The playing conditions were far from perfect with rain, cold and a heavy pitch in Germany . . . .
• Stefan Hierländer had to leave the field early with a light strain, with another returning player replacing him in Jakob Jantscher. New signing Yordy Reyna replaced Alan at the start at the second half and scored his first goal for his new club.
• The Red Bulls’ next friendly match will be on 2 July at the Stadion an der Poststraße in Verl against the local regional league side. The match will kick-off at 7:00 pm.
VIEWS ON THE MATCH:
Roger Schmidt: “We played well – even though you can’t overvalue it – it was just a friendly match. And we have managed to put into place the things that we were trying to develop over the last eight days. It is great when you see that on the pitch too as well as seven good goals.”
FACTS & FIGURES:
Line-up: Gustafsson; Schwegler, Ramalho, Hinteregger, Svento; Ilsanker; Hierländer, Meilinger; Kampl, Alan; Soriano.
Substitutions: Jantscher for Hierländer (16’), Walke for Gustafsson (46’), Klein for Schwegler (46’), Ulmer for Svento (46’), Reyna for Alan (46’), Teigl for Meilinger (46’), Laimer for Kampl (85’)
Yellow cards - RBS: Ilsanker (51’ foul)
The game begins with Salzburg attacking, but the hosts take the lead. Schwegler challenges Brückner on the edge of the penalty area, and the referee points to the penalty spot – Saglik steps up to make it 1-0 (6 mins).
8 minutes: Paderborn have a chance. Hünenmeier shoots wide from a Vucinovic free-kick.
15 minutes have been played. The Bulls have lost some of their fluency after conceding following a good start, but they are now growing in strength again.
16 minutes: Jakob Jantscher is back with Salzburg and now back in action for the Red Bulls. He comes on for Hierländer, who is holding his thigh . . .
That’s more like it . . . The equaliser comes in this 21st minute! Ramalho takes hold of the ball in midfield, runs a few steps and supplies Alan, who takes the ball around Kruse to make it 1-1!
23 minutes: The hosts have a good move with Gustafsson claiming a shot from Vucinovic securely.
The rest of the first half is played out largely as a midfield battle, with no real chances at either end. It remains 1-1 at the break.
The second half starts with a huge chance for Paderborn, but Demme misses (48).
The Red Bulls, having made five changes at the interval, then go and attack with more precision – and take the lead for the first time. After he is supplied perfectly by Ilsanker, Soriano tucks the ball in to make it 2-1 (49 mins)!
Six minutes later Soriano pounces again, slotting the ball into the German net following a pass from Reyna to make it 3-1.
57 minutes: Paderborn have a big chance but Sane’s shot flies a whisker wide of the target.
58 minutes: 4-1 to the Bulls, Teigl scoring!
63 minutes: Sane threatens again, going close.
67 minutes: Two returning players combine to make it 5-1. Jantscher takes a corner and Ramalho heads the ball inside the near post!
71 minutes: A new addition gets onto the scoresheet now. Reyna takes the ball past Lück in the Paderborn goal to complete the half dozen – 6-1!
77 minutes: Paderborn pull it back to 2-6 with Anneditz.
Klein then crowns the win, taking the ball in the 81st minute from a stray Paderborn pass, heading towards goal and netting to make it 7-2.