Austrian triple-packer Christoph Monschein travels 5-1 to Mattersburg with his big chest in Cyprus, where he made up for the first leg against Apollon Limassol by 1: 2. "We saw we could score five goals, so we wanted to do two as well," the striker says.
Christoph Monschein needs to launch a shift towards Austria and Cyprus. After his triple package in Mattersburg on the weekends, the striker travels with the Violets again optimistic for the second leg of the Europa League qualifiers at Apollon Limassol. On the Mediterranean island, Austria wants to make a 1: 2 turn in Vienna on Thursday (7:00 pm).
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Monschein first saw the match last Thursday. Ejected after about an hour, he could put more emphasis on the player of change. "We saw our mistakes, why we lost, and of course we want to rectify that," the 26-year-old said two days before returning. "We saw that we could score five goals, so we want to do two as well," Monschein said.
Austria sets a difficult task in Cyprus with confidence
The Mattersburg match was supposed to give the favorites the much-needed confidence to make the jump to the playoffs. Monschein was included in all five goals and matched up with side man Dominic Fitz in particular. Bright Edomwonyi, who was heading against Apollo in Vienna, was sitting on the bench.
Apollo is the authority in Cyprus. Since 2015, there have only been two defeats in 19 home matches at the European Cup level with twelve wins. The game will be Thursday in Nicosia inland. Apollon has no real home advantage. Austria broke into Cyprus on Wednesday morning. Not included are Michael Madl, Christian Schoissengeyr and Alexandar Borkovic, his fitness worker Alon Turgeman and neglected Niels Hahn and Sterling Yateke.