skip to content
Inswinging corner taken by Jakob Jantscher, Headed effort from inside the area by Ibrahim Sekagya misses to the left of the goal.
Patrick Vieira fouled by Roman Wallner, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick. Roman Wallner is shown a yellow card.
Foul by Roman Wallner on Patrick Vieira, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Kolo Toure.
Unfair challenge on Roman Wallner by Pablo Zabaleta results in a free kick. The ball is crossed by Jakob Jantscher, Franz Schiemer takes a shot. Joe Hart manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jakob Jantscher.
Jakob Jantscher takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Joao Alves Jo.
Gareth Barry challenges Franz Schiemer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Rabiu Afolabi.
Joao Alves Jo takes a shot. Rabiu Afolabi gets a block in. (Man City) makes a substitution, with Shaun Wright-Phillips coming on for David Silva. Short corner worked by Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Unfair challenge on Vincent Kompany by Roman Wallner results in a free kick. (Man City) makes a substitution, with Patrick Vieira coming on for Carlos Tevez. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Effort from inside the area by Carlos Tevez misses to the left of the goal.
Thomas Augustinussen joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Mendes Da Silva.
Outswinging corner taken by David Silva.
David Mendes Da Silva produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Corner taken by Jakob Jantscher from the right by-line, clearance by Vincent Kompany.
Dedryk Boyata joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wayne Bridge. David Silva decides to take the corner short.
David Silva concedes a free kick for a foul on Rabiu Afolabi. Christian Schwegler takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Christoph Leitgeb.
Christoph Leitgeb gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Bridge. Wayne Bridge restarts play with the free kick. Joao Alves Jo scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. SV Red Bull Salzburg 0-2 Man City.
The ball is sent over by Jakob Jantscher.
Joao Alves Jo concedes a free kick for a foul on Ibrahim Sekagya. Rabiu Afolabi takes the indirect free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Carlos Tevez misses to the left of the goal. Joaquin Boghossian leaves the field to be replaced by Roman Wallner. (SV Red Bull Salzburg) makes a substitution, with Jakob Jantscher coming on for Nikola Pokrivac.
Unfair challenge on Ibrahim Sekagya by Nigel De Jong results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Franz Schiemer.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Silva from the right by-line, clearance made by Rabiu Afolabi.
Eulogio Zarate fouled by Kolo Toure, the ref awards a free kick. Kolo Toure is cautioned. Nikola Pokrivac takes the direct free kick. Nikola Pokrivac produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Effort from just outside the area by David Mendes Da Silva goes over the bar.
Joao Alves Jo takes a shot. Save by Gerhard Tremmel.
The ball is sent over by Nikola Pokrivac.
David Silva produces a cross, Dusan Svento manages to make a clearance.
David Silva takes a shot. Save by Gerhard Tremmel. Corner taken by Wayne Bridge, Christian Schwegler makes a clearance.
Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Gerhard Tremmel makes a save.
Pablo Zabaleta delivers the ball, save by Gerhard Tremmel.
Corner from right by-line taken by Eulogio Zarate.
The ball is crossed by Christoph Leitgeb, Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.
Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Blocked by Ibrahim Sekagya. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Silva, clearance by Christian Schwegler.
Nikola Pokrivac gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.
Dusan Svento takes a shot. Kolo Toure gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Christoph Leitgeb, Effort on goal by Ibrahim Sekagya from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
The ball is sent over by Christian Schwegler.
Eulogio Zarate takes a shot. Blocked by Vincent Kompany. Corner taken right-footed by Christoph Leitgeb, clearance by Joao Alves Jo. Corner taken by Christoph Leitgeb from the left by-line, clearance made by Kolo Toure.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Joao Alves Jo. Free kick taken by Gerhard Tremmel.
Unfair challenge on Wayne Bridge by Eulogio Zarate results in a free kick. Vincent Kompany takes the free kick.
Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Gerhard Tremmel.
Joao Alves Jo fouled by Nikola Pokrivac, the ref awards a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Nikola Pokrivac. Unfair challenge on Nikola Pokrivac by Carlos Tevez results in a free kick. Christoph Leitgeb delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.
Christoph Leitgeb concedes a free kick for a foul on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Nigel De Jong takes the free kick.
David Silva gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. SV Red Bull Salzburg 0-1 Man City.Joao Alves Jo provided the assist for the goal.
Franz Schiemer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joao Alves Jo. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by David Silva from the right by-line, clearance made by Ibrahim Sekagya.
The match has kicked off.
It is the end of the first-half.
The referee starts the second half.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Silva lining for City
David Silva and Jo performed an unlikely double act as Manchester City got their Europa League campaign off to a flying start with a 2-0 win against Salzburg.
Silva has endured a stop-start first few weeks since his arrival from Valencia and has even been linked with a swift move back to Spain.
But the World Cup star provided City with their early lead before Jo, who staggeringly was the longest-serving outfield player in the City starting line-up despite spending the past 18 months away on loan, drilled home the second from an acute angle.
It was a fully merited triumph for a team that at times showed the form that brought them that encouraging early-season triumph over Liverpool, and gave Roberto Mancini an indication that after recent Premier League setbacks against Sunderland and Blackburn, his highly expensive team are moving in the right direction again.
When Silva's #24million capture was announced right in the middle of the World Cup, it created a ripple of excitement to match any at City throughout another breathless summer.
Although not in the class of his Barcelona-bound former Valencia colleague David Villa, Silva had been attracting admiring glances across Europe for quite a while.
That City should be able to attract such a player, at a time when the general trend has been for big names to decamp to La Liga, emphasised both their financial muscle and the new eyes with which the Eastlands outfit are now being viewed.
As it turned out, Silva still had 11 days of what, for him, was a largely inactive World Cup to go, the consequent celebrations and late return for pre-season training playing havoc with the settling-in process.
That the two recent international breaks have taken Spain to Mexico and Argentina have hardly helped either, so suddenly, Silva was a man with something to prove.
Deep down, he must have retained plenty of confidence though.
The assured manner with which he took the seventh-minute opportunity presented to him by Jo did not appear that of a man wracked by self-doubt.
By half-time, Silva would be reflecting he should have had a second too.
Gareth Barry's fine pass to Carlos Tevez created that opportunity, the South American's square ball inviting Silva to shoot, only for Gerhard Tremmel to make a fine save after the 24-year-old had checked back onto his left foot.
That Wayne Bridge and Jo played a part in City's opener would have given both men cause for satisfaction.
Bridge's first appearance of the season has been delayed because of an ankle operation and could not have been better timed considering Joleon Lescott is expected to be out for a fortnight with a groin strain.
For Jo it was a reminder that he still exists.
It was the Brazilian's first start since December 2008, six months after his arrival from CSKA Moscow in a #17million deal which seemed certain to be consigned to the ill-fated variety.
Expected to move on this summer after loan spells with Everton and Galatasaray, the 23-year-old stuck around and was rewarded with a place in both Mancini's Premier League and European squads.
Then, as injuries claimed Emmanuel Adebayor and Mario Balotelli, Jo was suddenly shunted to the forefront of Mancini's plans.
It must be said, he did not look particularly threatening, even though he stuck stretch out a leg to tee up Silva from Bridge's low cross.
But the City boss stuck with him and when Tevez's shot was parried by Gerhard Tremmel, Jo kept his composure to tuck home from an acute angle.
The goal came at a time when a watchable game had hit a flat spot, Salzburg hitting a brick wall in their attempts to come any closer than the free-kick Nikola Pokrivac flashed wide right after the break.
Mancini took it as the sign to start making changes, with Dedryck Boyata, Patrick Vieira and Shaun Wright-Phillips all given a run out.
After the recent setbacks against Sunderland and Blackburn it was just what Mancini would have wanted and leaves City fans in optimistic mood ahead of their second European adventure, the visit of Italian giants Juventus to Eastlands in a fortnight.
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk