Salzburg on song again
- 22 November 2010 12:32
- Posted by Peter Ferguson
Salzburg are likely to be arriving at the City of Manchester Stadium next week in better spirits as their lacklustre season begins to sparkle again just before the Austrian winter break.
Red Bulls may be backmarkers in the Europa League group but their Bundesliga form is picking up and the defending champions gave notice of a resurgence with a 1-0 weekend victory at Mattesburg.
Even a red card for Jakob Jantscher could not prevent Huub Stevens' side from hanging on for a vital win thanks to Roman Wallner's 18th-minute penalty, his fifth goal of the campaign.
Their midweek game against Cup holders Sturm Graz will present a chance for Salzburg to climb into fourth place.
Juventus, City's final group opponents in Turin next month, won 2-0 in Genoa to maintain fourth place in Serie A with goals by Claudio Marchisio and Serb winger Milos Krasic, just back from suspension.
Krasic was the driving force behind Juve's triumph, weaving through the home defence to put his side two up after Marchisio's lucky strike had pinged back off a post and gone in off the goalkeeper's back.
Over at Lech Poznan, they've called in the experts after local residents living up to 750 yards away complained that their homes were shaking on the night City played there earlier this month.
Windows rattled and pictures moved, probably when the Polish fans did their mass jumping routine, but a construction inspector has checked it out and reports that the vibrations "pose no threat to residents".
Meanwhile, Poznan enjoyed good vibes, moving up to tenth place in the table after Artjoms Rudnevs hit the winner against Polonia Bytom.