Football: Linz follow up coronavirus rules points deduction with a last-minute defeat

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VIENNA (REUTERS) – LASK Linz, docked six points last week for breaking coronavirus rules, saw their bid for a second-ever Austrian league title suffer another blow on Wednesday with a stoppage-time 2-1 defeat at home to Hartberg.

Brazilian forward Joao Klauss gave Linz a ninth-minute lead in their first game since the coronavirus stoppage but Rajko Rep levelled for the visitors in the 24th minute and Dario Tadic scored from close range from a corner in the 93rd minute.

Linz were sanctioned last week after they were filmed staging full team practice sessions during a period when the coronavirus rules restricted them to training in small groups.

They were three points clear of Salzburg at the time.

Salzburg, chasing a seventh-successive title, made no mistake on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Rapid.

Patson Daka got in between a defender and the goalkeeper to head the first after nine minutes and Noah Okafor added the second Read More – Source