Young Phillip Sinn had the first top chance as early as the 1st minute, testing Pustertal goalkeeper Jacob Smith from an acute angle. The Red Bulls made the game in the further consequence and were hardly to be gotten out of the offensive zone. Troy Bourke had the next big chance after a rebound (7.). For the guests it was dangerous for the first time in the powerplay, Alex Petan with a good shot from half distance got caught by Salzburg's goalie Atte Tolvanen (10.). The Red Bulls continued to press and at times played as if they were on the power play. Almost out of nowhere, however, Matthias Mantinger scored from a covered position (13th) to give the visitors the lead. The Red Bulls continued to dominate the action - Peter Schneider (15.) missed the disc before the goal line, Thomas Raffl (17.) put it on the bar - but Jacob Smith was still not to be defeated despite pressing superiority of the Salzburgers.
It went on like this. The home side covered Pustertal with shots and permanently provided explosive moments in front of the goal. And then the disc was in, Benjamin Nissner scored from distance with a covered shot and set up the long-deserved equalizer (26th). After that, the guests opened the game a bit more, but most of the time the Red Bulls continued to rotate around the visitors' goal, shooting from all angles. Even on two Salzburg overtime games, the air was literally burning in front of the visitors' goal. At the break, however, the score remained at 1-1, which Atte Tolvanen held firm in the final period on one of the rare Pustertaler 2-on-1 counterattacks.
In the final third, the guests suddenly became active and now created maximum danger in front of Salzburg's goal with good shots and combinations. Now the game was a fast up and down, also the Red Bulls continued to work forward intensively and created chances. As the third period progressed, Salzburg became more dominant again, even if the guests forced Atte Tolvanen to make saves time and again. In the 59th minute, however, the decisive cross-field pass from Thomas Raffl to Peter Schneider came and the new top scorer in the league with 12 points netted over the goalkeeper lying on the ground from an acute angle for a very well-deserved 2-1 home victory for the Red Bulls, who thus remain unbeaten in their 5th home game.