On Saturday, Rapid and SCR Altach played out a highly entertaining draw. The Hüttledorfers dominated large swathes of the match but fell behind mid-way through the second half. In injury time, Galvao popped up with a goal against his ex-employers to ensure Rapid left Vorarlberg with a richly deserved point.
On Sunday, Rapid travelled westwards to take on champions RB Salzburg. The Hütteldorfers, reduced to ten men early in the first half, produced an outstanding performance; only denied a famous victory by a Salzburg equaliser deep into injury time.
SK Rapid is delighted to announce another capture concluded shortly before the summer transfer window slammed shut. With the club having been in the market for attacking re-enforcements, we welcome 23-year old striker Veton Berisha to the club.
On Saturday early pace-setters Sturm Graz visited the Allianz Stadium. The Styrian side punished sloppy play from Rapid, going two goals ahead early in the second half. Stephan Auer pulled one back for the Green & Whites, but Sturm held on to take the points.
Trailing 1:0 at half time, Rapid were undone by a quick-fire double from ex-striker Starkl in the space of a minute mid-way through the second half. Joelinton managed to grab a consolation in the only bright spot of a game which saw Rapid reduced to 10 men in the closing stages.
On Sunday, the old Viennese rivals locked horns for the first time this season. It was the Hütteldorfers who raced into a two-goal lead courtesy of a Louis Schaub double, only for bitter rivals Austria to snatch a point at the death. Match report: