Red Bulls in the mood for international goals

Overview of international break

Some 15 of our boys are still on international action. With the majorityenjoying a successful weekend, it is time for a quick recap of how things have gone so far with the international period drawing to a close – but an intriguing clash between two of our Red Bulls among the matches still in store!

15 Salzburg players in action for national teams
5 international goals from our Red Bulls
  • With Nicolas Seiwald in the starting line-up plus both Junior Adamu (from the 68th minute) and Andreas Ulmer (from the 74th minute) on the substitutes' bench, Austria made a successful start to EURO 2022 qualifying with a 4-1 home win v Azerbaijan. The next challenge for our Austrian boys comes tonight, Monday at 20:45 CET v Estonia (live on ORF 1).
  • Samson Baidoo and Dijon Kameri started for Austria U21 in a 0-0 draw in a friendly match against Poland, and were substituted off together in the 84st minute. The pair have another friendly on Monday against Moldova. 
  • Amar Dedic and the Bosnian national team started European qualifying with a great 3-0 win against Iceland. Dedic scored his first goal for his national team – and it was a spectacular one at that! The 0-2 defeat against Slovakia on Sunday was a bitter blow for the Bosnians' qualifying hopes, but our right-back put on a good showing having started again.
  • Israel began their European qualifying campaign with a 1-1 draw against Kosovo, with 18-year-old Oscar Gloukh starting and injecting some real flair into the experience team (average age of 26.2). On Tuesday evening there will be a battle between Red Bulls as Switzerland and Noah Okafor await! (28 March from 20:45 live on DAZN and SRF).
  • The Swiss national side took a routine 5-0 win against Belarus with Noah Okafor making a contribution from the bench. Our attacker provided an assist in his 32 minutes of playing time and will hope to feature again versus Israel.
  • Lucas Gourna-Douath is away with the French U20 team as they face a trio of friendly matches. Our defensive midfielder started the 4-0 win against the US, with a narrow 1-2 defeat to the Netherlands following. The final friendly match will be against England.
  • Maurits Kjaergaard scored as Denmark U21 lost 2-3 to Ukraine. They face another friendly match against Switzerland tomorrow.
  • Sekou Koita and Mali made a good start to their African Cup of Nations qualification campaign against Gambia. Our striker assisted the first goal in the 2-1 win and was one of the best players on the pitch. Another clash against Gambia follows on Tuesday.
  • Karim Konate showed his appetite for goals by scoring twice for the Ivory Coast U23 team in a 3-2 win. The youngster only came off the substitutes' bench in the final phase of a goalless draw against Uzbekistan.
  • As was the case during the World Cup, Strahinja Pavlovic has been a regular in the Serbian defence during the 2-0 win over Lithuania. Our defender faces Montenegro in his second match tonight (from 20:45 CET live on DAZN).
  • Two starts for Slovenia and two wins – Benjamin Sesko is returning to Salzburg after European qualifying wins against Kazakhstan (2-1) and San Marino (2-0). He scored in the latter victory.
  • Ignace Van der Brempt played the first half of a goalless friendly match for Belgium U21 against Czech Republic, before being substituted out. He faces another test of strength against the Belgians' young counterparts from Japan today.