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This is how SG Südtirol celebrated reaching the cup final.

On a big stage: SG Südtirol is fighting for their dream

The hot championship phase in South Tyrolean football has long since begun. But even far away from home, some South Tyrolean footballers are causing a sensation: SG Südtirol has a big goal in mind in Vienna - and is fighting for it on the big stage.

SG Südtirol is a special club. The club was founded in Vienna 17 years ago. Since then, the team, which largely consists of local students and emigrants, has not only been successful in sport, but has also become a social meeting place for South Tyroleans in the Austrian capital. And: SG Südtirol has made a considerable name for itself in Viennese football circles in recent years because of its success. Now an absolute highlight is about to happen.

Players, fans and sympathizers of the South Tyrol syndicate are already looking forward to next Wednesday, when what is probably the best season to date in the history of SG Südtirol 07 will culminate. While they won the 6th championship title in the club's history undefeated in the league (only two draws), they also managed to reach the final in the DSG Cup with five wins in five knockout games with a goal difference of 33:4 (!) .

Final in the Ernst Happel Stadium

And as always, this final is something very special, because since the 2013/14 season the final of the DSG Cup has been played on the natural grass of the historic Ernst Happel Stadium. Even if the stands in the Praterstadion will only be a fraction full, in contrast to the international matches, every amateur footballer's heart will be warmer if they can play in the same stadium in which the Champions League and European Championship finals have already been held.

A picture from 2018: SG Südtirol had to admit defeat in the Ernst Happel Stadium.

With this year's final, the SGS07 made it to the Ernst Happel Stadium for the fifth time in ten years and yet they would like to change a little thing this year. During the previous four visits it was never possible to lift the trophy - twice they lost on penalties and twice they had to admit defeat in regular time. The “Maledizione Happel” should finally be overcome this year. But a big step still has to be taken and Section Westside is facing a truly unpleasant team.

The fact that last year's double winner is not at the top of the table again this year is solely due to the incredible performance of the SGS players around player-coach Ramón Sanson. Westside is also playing a very good season, is in second place in the DSG League table behind the SGS, and after winning the cup last year, they deservedly fought their way into the final again this year.

Hundreds of South Tyrolean fans expected

A truly top game that awaits in the Praterstadion on Wednesday. “When the kick-off of the first half sounds around 16:30 p.m., hundreds of our team's fans will have taken their seats in the stands and will turn the stadium into a South Tyrolean cauldron for 90 minutes with posters and choreos, with drums and chants,” says a delighted team Player Silvan Sanson on it. Like many other players on his team, he has already played in the South Tyrolean regional or upper league, and now he wants to cause a sensation in Vienna with his SGS.


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