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Recap: Late Comeback Sparks First Win for Salzburg

Two goals from up-and-coming striker Karim Adeyemi led the comeback for Red Bull Salzburg in week one as they defeated SK Sturm Graz at Merkur Arena on Friday. The win is the first for new manager Matthias Jaissle and showed just how strong Salzburg still is despite the departure of many key players.

"This kind of win in an opening match always gives you a boost," said Jaissle about his team's performance. "The boys are developing really well. I am very pleased with the performance."

One player who stood out above all was Adeyemi. The young German striker turned heads with two goals. The first was to equalize the game in the 69th minute. A cross from veteran midfielder Zlatko Junuzovic found the chest of Adeyemi who put the ball way for the team's first goal. Defender Rasmus Kristensen gave Salzburg the lead in the 76th minute before Adeyemi added a brace to guarantee the victory.

Salzburg looked strong on the field, pursuing the action and pressing Sturm Graz into mistakes. While they did surrender an own goal early in the contest, the team did not waver and eventually found themselves on top at the end of 90 minutes.

"We deserved to win," said Adeyemi. "We just let it rip and it all worked out. Rasmus (Kristensen) always tells me I should keep and eye on the far post, and that's what I did. My second goal was not as good as his. We are even younger than we were last year. We rocked today, and we are delighted."

Salzburg will play a club friendly against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in Austria before continuing the Austrian Bundesliga against SV Reid.


Red Bull Salzburg: Mantl; Kristensen, Solet, Wober, Ulmer, Junuzovic, Capaldo, Seiwald, Aaronson, Sesko, Adeyemi

SK Sturm Graz: Siebenhand; Gazibegovic, Affengruber, Wuthrich, Dante, Stankovic, Hierlander, Kuen, Kiteishvilli, Yeboah, Jantscher

Scoring Summary:
16' (SK Sturm Graz) Andreas Ulmer (OG)
69' (Red Bull Salzburg) Karim Adeyemi
76' (Red Bull Salzburg) Rasmus Kristensen
85' (Red Bull Salzburg) Karim Adeyemi

45' (New York Red Bulls) Nicolas Capaldo - YELLOW CARD
81' (New York Red Bulls) Nicolas Seiwald - YELLOW CARD


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