Hibernians take on Red Bull Salzburg in Champions League


Hibernians face Red Bull Salzburg in the first leg of their second round Champions league qualifier.

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Full time. Hibs 0-3..in the end comfortable win for Salzburg who lived up to their billing as hot favourites but credit to Hibernians who never stopped trying.

00.92. Hibs try to take advantage of extra man, push forward searching for consolation goal, Mbong effort way off target but moments later substitute Degabriele powerful drive blocked by Salzburg keeper Walke.

00.90 Referee says 5 mins extra time.

00.86 Red Card. Berisha straight red card for high boot tackle on Soares.

00.78 Rui down injured, stretchered off but thankfully is back on the pitch, no real damage done. Into the last ten minutes and to their credit Hibs keep working hard.

00.68. Rare Hibs attack and it is defender Rui who charges forward, his shot from outside the box flies harmlessly over bar.

Big substitutes for both sides. Salzburg take off Minamino, Hibs change captain Failla with Sahanek, in effort to shore up defence.

00.56 Yabo drives forward for Salzburg, his cross met by Dabbur..Hibs relieved to see his close range effort sail over the bar.

00.54 Goal.Salzburg increase their lead and put match out of sight with goal no 3. Minamino on target as the Austrian champions dominate play.

Second half underway, bright start by Hibs but a quick break by Salzburg keeps Hibs on their toes and forces a good save from Hogg.

H/T..Hibs 0-2 Salzburg.

00.42  Getting a bit niggly, Salzburg pick up two yellow cards in space of two minutes. Fourth official says 2 mins extra time.

00.37 Hibs best move so far, Kreuzriegler powerful run down left, feeds Jorginho whose volley rises above the bar.

Yabo of Salzburg takes a whack from one of his own players, a bit winded but ok.

00.34 Goal..Hwang too quick for Hibs defence,,makes it 2-0…Hibs need to regroup .

00.30. Penalty. Handball against Lima…Berisha scores from spot to put Salzburg in front.

Hibs 0-1 Salzburg.

00.25 Salzburg corner cleared easily, Hibs try quick breakout but play breaks down at half-way line. Still goal-less.

Solid defending by Hibernians as Salzburg rack up the pressure. Dias takes a knock but back on his feet as players grab a quick drinks break.

00.13 Salzburg free kick 35 metres out, complicated move, cheers around the ground as referee slips. still no breakthrough.

00.12 Hibs corner but wasted.

Hibs kick off and as expected much of early possession with Salzburg.

00.10. Hibs 0-0 Salzburg.

Team news.


Hogg Kreuzriegler Rui Lima Soares Dias Kristensen Failla Bezzina Agius Jorginho

FC Salzburg

Walke Miranda Caleta-Car Yabo Samassekou Dabbur Lazaro Berisha Ulmer Minamino Hwang