In front of more than 2,500 spectators at Tivoli in Innsbruck and live at ORF SPORT +, the Swarco Raiders Tyrol today celebrated a last-minute victory over the Dacia Vikings. In a close game, the eternal rivals gave nothing, fighting for every yard. After the home team took the lead, the guests lined up before the break 7:14. The Dacia Vikings remained in the lead all the time until just before the end. But ten seconds before the end made sure Adrian Platzgummer for a perfect comeback and thus for the victory of the Swarco Raiders Tyrol. The receiver caught a short pass from QB Sean Shelton in the end zone to 27:24-Victory. The Tyroleans take revenge for the overtime defeat in Vienna, and due to the smaller difference (between the two teams) in scored and received points, they stay behind the Dacia Vikings, who have already determined their playoff spot with home rights. The Tyroleans still have to win the direct duel against the SsangYong Danube Dragons (currently third place) or the extra game against the Prague Black Panthers.
votes on the game
Adrian Platzgummermatch winner for Swarco Raiders Tirol: “The victory means a lot to me personally on my comeback and also to the team. We could not be happier than today. It is very difficult to adapt to the Vikings. We know each other really well and it’s hard to surprise anymore. “
Chris Calaycayhead coach Dacia Vikings: “It was not a good match today. As head coach, I take the blame for this defeat. We had our chances, it is very bitter. We are still at the top of the table and we are playing the playoffs at home. This is The defeat still hurts in my heart. “
Raiders Tyrol vs. Vienna Vikings 27:24
(0: 0/7: 14 /)
SUN 20 June 2021 at 15.00 Tivoli Stadium Innsbruck
ORF SPORT + broadcasts the match Swarco Raiders Tirol – Dacia Vienna Vikings live on June 20 at 14.50. commentator is Michael Gutman.
Also raidersTV broadcast the match live. Comment on the game here Flo Grein and Rush Bowers.
In the seventh round of the Austrian Football League, the two top teams Swarco Raiders Tyrol and Dacia Vienna Vikings meet on 20 June. The Viennese lead the table ahead of the Tyroleans.
In the last round, there were three matches on the program. In Vienna, the Dacia Vikings also won in the second match against Projekt Spielberg Graz Giants. But this time, they did not need to work overtime. In Mödling, the Prague Black Panthers celebrated a narrow victory over Rangers Mödling. In the first meeting between the Swarco Raiders Tyrol and the SsangYong Danube Dragons, the Tyroleans got their fourth victory of the season.
The Viennese have permanent home rights in the playoffs
The Dacia Vikings fixed the playoffs at home with their sixth win in a row. Despite a strong performance in the two matches against the Prague Black Panthers, Rangers Mödling no longer has a chance to get to the playoffs. The next decisions will probably be made in the seventh round on 19 and 20 June.
The two teams have met each other twice this year. In the AFL, the Viennese celebrated an overtime victory. In CEFL, the Tyroleans won the semifinal against the Vikings. Now they meet one last time in the AFL regular season before going into the playoffs. “The first duel against the Vikings in Tivoli in about two years will definitely be a very close match again. I expect an emotional match and I hope for the support of our fantastic fans. “according to the Raiders head coach Kevin Herron. If the hosts win on Saturday, they will probably secure first place in the table. However, the same goes for the Vikings, who are still undefeated in the AFL.
“Of course we want to maintain the current ‘perfect status’ of the AFL,” said Dacia Vikings head coach Chris Calaycay. “Including the CEFL clash, this is the third game with the Raiders this year, and we assume it will not be the last in 2021. We know that Sunday’s game is not only about our sheer record, but also about first place after the end of “The regular season. The whole team is working constantly and intensively. We want to show Vikings Football this weekend, deliver the best possible game. The team is ready for this important away game.”