Austria round-up: Wien too strong for Sturm

FK Austria Wien replaced leaders SK Sturm Graz at the top of the table after a 2-0 win in Graz.

FK Austria Wien replaced leaders SK Sturm Graz at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga after an emphatic 2-0 win in Graz on Sunday.

Wagner on song
Wien took the game to Sturm from the off and were unlucky not to take the lead after 21 minutes, when Vladimir Janocko crashed a free-kick against the upright. Their endeavour was rewarded in the 36th minute when Janocko fed Michael Wagner, who rifled the ball into the net from 20 metres out.

Haas injury
The home side suffered another reverse early in the second half when star striker Mario Haas tore a cruciate ligament, and had to be carried off on a stretcher. A minute into time added on, Radoslav Gilewicz stabbed the ball home from close range, to seal the win for the visitors. Wien are now one point clear of newly-promoted SV Pasching and two points ahead of Sturm.

Glieder the hero
Pashing beat SV Ried by a single goal to celebrate their fourth victory of the season in a thrilling encounter. Eduard Glieder scored the only goal 32 minutes following excellent work from Iliyas Kahraman, and they then denied Ried in an end-to-end second half.

Rapid held
SK Rapid Wien played out a 1-1 draw against Grazer AK, who are yet to win a domestic match this season. Ilce Naumoski was on target in the first half to give Grazer the advantage, but Roman Wallner equalised after the interval Grazer goalkeeper Franz Almer let his shot slip through his hands.

Bregenz leave it late
In other matches played this weekend, Schwarz-Weiss Bregenz and VfB Admira Wacker Mödling drew 2-2. Admira held a two-goal advantage until the last 15 minutes, when hosts Bregenz scored twice to secure a share of the spoils. Meanwhile, SV Austria Salzburg and FC Kärnten played out a goalless draw in northern Austria.

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