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Ried record second Austrian Cup success

Published: Sunday 29 May 2011, 19.25CET
Markus Hammerer scored both goals as SV Ried overcame second-tier outfit SC Austria Lustenau in in the Austrian Cup final, thereby earning themselves UEFA Europa League football.
Ried record second Austrian Cup success
Ried previously won the cup in 1998 ©GEPA
Published: Sunday 29 May 2011, 19.25CET

Ried record second Austrian Cup success

Markus Hammerer scored both goals as SV Ried overcame second-tier outfit SC Austria Lustenau in in the Austrian Cup final, thereby earning themselves UEFA Europa League football.

SV Ried have won the Austrian Cup for the second time courtesy of a 2-0 victory against second-tier SC Austria Lustenau in Vienna.

In what Ried coach Paul Gludovatz had called a "David versus Goliath meeting", it was Lustenau who threatened first in a hitherto cautious opening period when Felix Roth headed against the bar after 40 minutes. Having almost forged ahead, Lustenau found themselves behind 60 seconds later, however, as Markus Hammerer scored the first of his two goals by connecting with Florian Mader's corner.

In control thereafter, Ried doubled their lead midway through the second half, Hammerer tucking away the rebound after goalkeeper Alexander Kofler failed to hold Daniel Royer's shot. It was Ried's second major honour, having lifted this trophy in 1998, and for the fourth-placed Bundesliga finishers it means a place in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round,

Gludovatz said: "It was the most difficult match of the season, because we needed to push ourselves to the limit physically. It was also mentally draining, but the atmosphere in the stadium was great and our fans provided fantastic support."

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