Austrian Bundesliga
FC RB Salzb1Rapid Vienna0

Red Bull Salzburg 1-0 Rapid Vienna

Red Bull Salzburg fans
Red Bull Salzburg play in European competition under the name FC Salzburg because of Uefa rules

Red Bull Salzburg sealed their fourth consecutive Austrian Bundesliga title, meaning Uefa will need to make a decision in June on whether RB Leipzig can enter the Champions League.

Uefa rules prohibit clubs with strong links from being in European competition in the same season.

If Uefa rules that only one can enter, Salzburg will be given the place as the higher-finishing team in their league.

Leipzig can, at best, finish second in their first German Bundesliga season.

They sealed their top-four spot in April.

RB Leipzig are also run by Red Bull, but German football rules prohibit a club from having a sponsor in their name.

Leipzig, who lost 5-4 to Bayern Munich on Saturday, have previously said they are confident of being allowed into Europe as the clubs have ensured there are enough differences between them.

Salzburg, who have lost in the Champions League qualifiers in each of the past five seasons, clinched the title with a 1-0 win against Rapid Vienna on Saturday.

Football's European governing body repeated their position this week: "All criteria, including matters of ownership, will be verified for each club by Uefa only once we have received the competition entry forms and documentation from the national football associations and clubs, following the end of the season in the respective leagues [in June]."

What do the Uefa rules say?

Uefa Article 5 - Integrity of the competition

5.01 To ensure the integrity of the Uefa club competitions, the following criteria apply:

a. no club participating in a Uefa club competition may, either directly or indirectly:

i. hold or deal in the securities or shares of any other club participating in a Uefa club competition,

ii. be a member of any other club participating in a Uefa club competition,

iii. be involved in any capacity whatsoever in the management, administration and/or sporting performance of any other club participating in a Uefa club competition, or

iv. have any power whatsoever in the management, administration and/or sporting performance of any other club participating in a Uefa club competition;

b. no-one may simultaneously be involved, either directly or indirectly, in any capacity whatsoever in the management, administration and/or sporting performance of more than one club participating in a Uefa club competition;

c. no individual or legal entity may have control or influence over more than one club participating in a Uefa club competition, such control or influence being defined in this context as:

i. holding a majority of the shareholders' voting rights;

ii. having the right to appoint or remove a majority of the members of the administrative, management or supervisory body of the club;

iii. being a shareholder and alone controlling a majority of the shareholders' voting rights pursuant to an agreement entered into with other shareholders of the club; or

iv. being able to exercise by any means a decisive influence in the decision-making of the club.

Line-ups

FC RB Salzb

  • 33Walke
  • 22Lainer
  • 3DoinBooked at 79mins
  • 5Caleta-Car
  • 17Ulmer
  • 8Samassekou
  • 14Berisha
  • 10Lazaro
  • 27Laimer
  • 94Maciel Sousa CamposBooked at 87mins
  • 19HwangSubstituted forMinaminoat 83'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Stankovic
  • 6Schwegler
  • 13Wolf
  • 18Minamino
  • 23Stangl
  • 25Radosevic
  • 44dos Santos de Paulo

Rapid Vienna

  • 21Knoflach
  • 22Pavelic
  • 3Schösswendter
  • 6Sonnleitner
  • 24Auer
  • 38Thurnwald
  • 18Szanto
  • 8SchwabSubstituted forApolinário de Liraat 77'minutes
  • 29MurgSubstituted forMalicsekat 69'minutes
  • 9JelicSubstituted forSchaubat 59'minutes
  • 13Kvilitaia

Substitutes

  • 10Schaub
  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Malicsek
  • 23Traustason
  • 27Kuen
  • 30Strebinger
  • 34Apolinário de Lira
Referee:
Dieter Muckenhammer
Attendance:
15,692

Match Stats

Home TeamFC RB SalzbAway TeamRapid Vienna
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home22
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home16
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away19

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC RB Salzb33226568224672
2Austria Vienna331931163441960
3SK Sturm Graz321731251351654
4SC Rheindorf Altach3215894543253
5FC Admira Wacker Mödling33137133445-1146
6Rapid Vienna33910144640637
7SV Mattersburg33107163449-1537
8SKN St. Pölten3398163856-1835
9RZ Pellets WAC3398163657-2135
10SV Guntamatic Ried3394202852-2431
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