Newly-promoted SV Pasching continued their superb start to the season with a 3-1 home victory over FK Austria Wien in last night's top of the table clash in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Wien defender Martin Hiden put the ball into his own net after just three minutes from a George Datoru cross to give the home side a perfect start. Parity was restored by Radoslav Gilewicz in the 52nd minute when the Wien man netted with a half-volley after a cross from Vladimir Janocko.
Home side press
The home side continued to press for goals though, and Alfred Hortnagl made it 2-1 with just eleven minutes left when he had the simplest of tasks in forcing the ball into the net following good work on the right flank by Wolfgang Mair. Edi Glieder sealed the win for the hosts with a shot from 12 metres after the ball had come to him from goalkeeper Pepi Schicklgruber's long kick via the head of Sanel Kuljic. The result lifts Pasching to the top slot, two points clear of Wien after nine games.
Rapid drop points
Meanwhile, third-placed SK Rapid Wien dropped two points after being held to a goalless draw at home to SV Ried, while SK Sturm Graz were also forced to settle for a point after only managing a 2-2 draw at FC Kärnten. Graz twice led, first through Imre Szabics and then David Mujiri. However those strikes were cancelled out by goals from Thomas Ambrosius and a late equaliser, four minutes into added time, from Marijo Maric.
Salzburg prop up the rest
SV Austria Salzburg are propping up the table after slumping to their sixth defeat in nine matches against Schwarz-Weiss Bregenz, who claimed a 3-1 victory, while Grazer AK lost 3-2 at home against VfB Admira Wacker Mödling.
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