On Saturday, Rapid welcomed Mattersburg for the final home game of 2017. Despite creating a slew of chances, Rapid fell 0:2 behind before fighting back to claim a point thanks to goals from Joelinton and Prosenik.
On Saturday, Rapid travelled to take on LASK Linz in Pasching. A steely defensive performance held off a late fightback from the hosts, allowing Rapid to claim a hard fought 2:1 victory, after two sublime goals from Murg and Schwab had handed the Hütteldorfers two-goal cushion at half time.
A first half strike from Louis Schaub was enough to seal the points for Rapid on Saturday at home to Admira. The score line flattered the guests somewhat, as Rapid passed up a slew of great chances to extend their lead. Match report:
On Wednesday, Rapid and Austria again locked horns, this time in the ÖFB-Cup. Goals from Murg and Schobesberger did the damage, as Rapid again won out against their bitter rivals to advance to the next round with a 2:1 victory!
On Sunday, Rapid made the short journey to the Ernst Happel Stadium to take on old foes FK Austria Vienna. A second half Philipp Schobesberger header was enough for Rapid to claim the three points in a match they bossed from start to finish.