Bundesliga in TICKER – LIVE: WAC wants 1st place, but relegation puts pressure on

32nd round in Austria’s Bundesliga. SV Ried has to play against Wolfsberger AC! We report live (see below). It’s currently 0-0.

Here is the LIVETICKER: In the Rieder swan song from the Bundesliga, the WAC is aiming for first place in the qualifying group. Tonight, after three years in the upper house, the Innviertler say goodbye to the league in front of their home crowd. “We want to say goodbye with dignity,” says defender Markus Lackner. The season of Wolfsberger, however, is not over yet. The Carinthians still want to get into the Europacup through the back doorWAC coach Schmid: “The team knows what it’s about!” Group enjoy home advantage next Monday. The winner then meets the fifth-placed team in the champions’ group in two legs on 8 and 11 June. Four games in nine days could be on the program for the WAC. Coach Manfred Schmid is in the middle of planning a season finish to suit the “Wolves”. The Lavanttalers are unbeaten in seven rounds and have won four times. “We are very confident, very focused. The team knows what’s at stake,” said Schmid. It is important to continue the “great series”. In view of the dense program, it is now also important to divide up your strength, according to the WAC coach. Schmid and his support team obviously did a lot right. All the players are fit except for the injured Jonathan Scherzer. Schmid can rotate a little in Ried. A home game on Monday would not be unimportant because Austria Lustenau could wait as a possible opponent. The Wolfsbergers want to avoid an away trip to Vorarlberg. Of course, Schmid follows the fact that Rapid or his former club Austria are possible opponents in the playoff final: “It would be a good story to play against Austria.” Ried coach Senft: “We want to play the game against WAC with dignity! “The Rieders often talked about dignity before the game. The Upper Austrians have been without a win for nine home games. “We owe it to everyone who is with us that we say goodbye with dignity and put in a good performance in the last game,” said Lackner. “We want to play the game against WAC with dignity and say goodbye to the fans with character,” said coach Maximilian Senft. His future is open. The Viennese himself has indicated that he wants to remain coach of the SVR. Other personnel decisions have already been made by the club. The previous Vice President Thomas Gahleitner takes over the presidency from Roland Daxl, who will remain CFO until the new election in autumn. The game association has already parted ways with head of sports Thomas Reicheltshammer. It is still unclear which players will go into the second division. Stefan Nutz is ensnared by GAK, and Tin Plavotic and Michael Martin are also signs of farewell.
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