RIED,AUSTRIA,31.JUL.20 – SOCCER – HPYBET 2. Liga, SV Ried vs Floridsdorfer AC. Image shows the rejoicing of the team of Ried. Keywords: trophy. Photo: GEPA pictures/ Manfred Binder
Ghanaian players Reuben Acquah and Kennedy Boateng made history by helping SV Ried secure Austrian Bundesliga promotion after a big win on the final day of the Erste Liga.
SV Ried thumped Floridsdorfer AC 9-0 to earn promotion back to the topflight since suffering demotion in the 2016/17 season.
Defender Kennedy Boateng played 86 minutes of the game before he was replaced by Patrick Obermuller.
Midfielder Reuben Acquah missed the game through suspension, but played a significant role as the team’s success this season.
The former Liberty Professionals player played 23 times for the club with Kennedy Boateng making 21 appearances in the just ended campaign.
Striker Julian Wiessmeier scored twice in in the first six minutes to get the home side in their strides, before Marco Gruell and Bernd Gschweidl ensured Ried were on a demolishing course. Wiessmeier completed a first half hat-trick with a fine strike in the 32th minute.
With SV Ried 5-0 up before half time, promotion was all but secured.
However, that wasn’t enough as Stefan Nutz, Marco Gruell, Jefte Bentacor and Valentin Grubeck added four more goals top complete the mauling and ensuring it was an emphatic return by the Northern Austrian club.