Bundesliga’s top four in lockstep

Bundesliga leaders Red Bull Salzburg defended their six-point advantage to Rapid Vienna by crushing Mattersburg 6-1 on Saturday.The team of Huub Stevens left the Burgenland side no chance as six different players found the net.”We need to leave that behind and show some morale in Salzburg,” Mattersburg coach Franz Lederer said in regard to next Friday’s fixture in which his team will get the chance to take revenge.Eighth-placed LASK Linz have chances to overtake Upper Austrian rivals SV Ried next weekend if they manage to defeat them again after yesterday’s (Sun) 3-0 win.Sturm Graz had no problems beating Kapfenberg 3-0 in the Styrian derby on Saturday.Also on Saturday, the two Viennese Bundesliga clubs landed victories. Austria Vienna won against Magna Wiener Neustadt 1-0, while Rapid Vienna had to fight a hard battle against bottom lights Austria Kärnten (4-2).Red Bull keep their comfortable lead (59 points in 27 matches). Rapid Vienna remain in second with 53 points followed by city rivals Austria Vienna (50) and Sturm Graz (47).The Bundesliga table after 27 rounds:Red Bull Salzburg, 59 pointsRapid Vienna, 53Austria Vienna, 50Sturm Graz, 47Magna Wiener Neustadt, 36Mattersburg, 33SV Ried, 31LASK Linz, 29Kapfenberg, 24Austria Kärnten, 11