KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Erik Palmer-Brown and Austria Wien gave little competition to Red Bull Salzburg in Austria while Christian Cappis registered an assist in Hobro's loss to Lyngby in Denmark.
Red Bull Salzburg would be responsible for scoring all five goals as they cruised past Austria Wien with a 4-1 win at Red Bull Arena.
Erik Palmer-Brown started for the Violets and played 79 minutes in which the reigning Bundesliga champions saw this more as a warm-up for their Champions League encounter with Liverpool.
The host have been on an excellent run since the start of the season that they were gracious enough to give their guest the lead just two minutes into the contest. Florian Klein's desperate cross into the area from the right side was headed by Salzburg defender Albert Vallci. But what was supposed to be a clearance saw the ball head into his team's own goal.
That setback did not deter head coach Jesse Marsch's men as they turned it on to show that they are the dominant team in Austria.
Majeed Ashimeru leveled the score after the half-hour mark with a nice one-two play with teammate Sekou Koita before slotting his shot into the back of the net.
Koita then gave Salzburg the lead just before halftime as a long-ball from the back found Masaya Okugawa who then crossed the ball into the area for the Mali international to finish off.
The game was clearly in the host's favor, but they were not scoring as Okugawa got on the score sheet in the 55th minute as Koita sent the ball over the Wien defense and the Japanese international connected with a volley to put it away.
Koita scored his second on the day in the 79th minute as the visitors failed to clear the ball from the area, allowing him to pounce on the loose ball tuck into the goal.
Austria Wien sits in ninth place in the standings with eight points.
Hobro fought to salvage a point, but they could not get it in the end as they fell to Lyngby in a 2-1 loss at Lyngby Stadion.
Both Christian Cappis and Emmanuel Sabbi started for Hobro and played the entire game while Yosef Samuel came off the bench to play the final seven minutes.
Hobro were more aggressive side at the start, with Sabbi having the best chance to open the scoring for them in the 22nd minute with a free-kick that was headed towards the goal, but Lyngby goalkeeper Thomas Mikkelsen made the diving save to keep it scoreless.
However, the host would head down to the other end to break the scoreless deadlock when Gutav Marcussen received a pass from teammate Rezan Corlu, sidestepped two Hobro defenders and fired a powerful low shot into the back of the net.
It was very tight in the second half, with Hobro chasing to grab the equalizer. But Lyngby doubled their lead in the 80th minute when Marcussen was given acres of space to fire a long-range shot. Hobro goalkeeper Jesper Rask did well to make the save, but he deflected the ball into the path of Patrick da Silva who slammed the ball home.
The visitors were able to cut the deficit a minute from time when Cappis' free-kick in the area found Imed Louati to head past Mikkelsen.
But it was too little too late as Lyngby held on to take all three points.
Hobro sits in 11th place in the standings with 12 points.
Elsewhere in the Danish Superliga, Michael Lansing was between the post for Horsens as they shared the points with Esbjerg after 1-1 tie.
In the Eredivisie, Haji Wright started for VVV Venlo and appeared to have scored his first goal for the team, but it was called back as they fell to Heerenveen in a 3-0 loss.
Sergino Dest came off the bench for Ajax as they prepared for their mid-week Champions League games with a 2-0 win over Groningen.
Down in the Eerste Divisie, both Richard Ledezma and Chris Gloster started for Jong PSV in their 5-2 loss to Excelsior.
Alexis Mendez came off the bench for Jong Ajax in their comfortable 4-1 win over MVV Maastricht.
In First Division A, Brendan Hines-Ike started for KV Kortrijk as they were shutout by Gent in a 2-0 loss.
Ethan Horvath watched from the bench as Club Brugge came away with a 5-0 win over KV Mechelen.
In First Division B, Isiah Young came off the bench and played the entire second half for Union Saint-Gilloise in their 2-1 win over Excelsior Virton.
In the Scottish Premier League, Niko Hamalainen started for Kilmarnock as they shared the points with Ross County following a 0-0 tie.
Down in the Championship, Ian Harkes started for Dundee United as they romped to a 6-0 win over Greenock Morton.
James Murphy started for Arbroath in their 3-0 loss to Ayr United.
Jonathan Klinsmann watched from the bench as St. Gallen secured a 4-0 win over FC Thun.
Andrija Novakovich came off the bench for Frosinone as they settled for a 1-1 tie with Cosenza.
Gboly Ariyibi started for Panetolikos as they fell to Atromitos in a 2-0 loss.
Tyler Boyd started for Besiktas as they soundly beaten by Trabzonspor in a 4-1 loss.