The SV Ried has completed the basic round of the football Bundesliga in the penultimate place. The Innviertlers drew 0-0 against WAC in front of their home crowd on Sunday and thus scored one more point from the first 22 rounds than bottom Altach, who fought a 1-1 draw at Red Bull Salzburg. The Wolfsbergers ended the first phase of the season with only three points more than Ried in ninth place.
The game started with a shock for the hosts. Captain Stefan Nutz got stuck in the grass after just a few minutes and retired with a suspected cruciate ligament tear. Nevertheless, the Upper Austrians presented themselves as the somewhat more dangerous team. Leo Mikic headed well over the goal from a good position, and Philipp Pomer’s long-range shot was close (34′). By far the best chance before the break was missed by Rieds Aleksandar Lutovac – the Serb came to the ball alone in front of WAC keeper Hendrik Bonmann after a mistake by Kevin Bukusu, but only hit the bar with a lob (45 + 3). The Carinthians had before the change of sides, with the exception of a sit-on header from Maurice Malone, which goalkeeper Jonas Wendlinger easily defused, there was little to offer on the offensive. But they came very close to equalizing in the 62nd minute: after Malone had done the right work, substitute Nikolas Veratschnig fired well over the crossbar on the fifth, pressured by Rieder drew attention (47th), in the finish they missed two good opportunities for their first home win since mid-October of the previous year. First, “Joker” Belmin Beganovic failed alone at goal by Bonmann (81 ‘), in the subsequent corner Julian Turi headed relatively close.Ried – WAC – 0:0 (0:0)Ried, Josko Arena4,100 spectatorsSR CiochircaRied: Wendlinger – Gragger (84 Kronberger), Lackner (69 Madritsch), Plavotic – Pomer, Martin, Jurisic – Lutovac, Nutz (10 Long), Mikic (69 Turi) – Monschein (69 Beganovic)WAC: Bonmann – Jasic , Oermann (Scherzer 90), Bukusu (Schifferl 80), Anzolin – Kerschbaumer, Omic, Taferner – Röcher (Veratschnig 58), Baribo, Malone (Ballo 90) Yellow cards: Pomer, Madritsch or Jasic, Malone