Heroic Rapid fall agonisingly short in Lviv

The words "make the most of the few chances we create" were ringing in the players' ears as the took to the pitch in Lviv on Tuesday night to face Ukrainian heavyweights Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League Play Off second leg. The ruthless efficiency that had disposed of Ajax in the previous round would be required to negotiate this extremely difficult… [Read more]

3:0 vs Grödig: another three points secured before Shakhtar challenge

A healthy crowd of 16,800 showed up in the Ernst Happel Stadium to watch the Hütteldorfers take on ex-Rapid player & manager Peter Schöttel's SV Grödig. With Tuesday's monumental clash in Lviv in mind, Zoran Barisicrang the changes: amongst others Max Hofmann came in at centre back, Deni Alar started in… [Read more]

Narrow defeat in home leg leaves tie open

In a virtually sold out Ernst-Happel-Stadium in Vienna, Rapid hosted crack Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League Play-Off first leg. The early stages confirmed that Rapid were going to have to play somewhere approaching their best to remain in contention against the Ukrainians, and it was the guests who registered the shot on goal:… [Read more]

2:2 in Graz: Rapid recover from two goals down to take a point

Rapid's fifth engagement of the 2015/16 Bundesliga saw them travel to Styria to face another of the league's big hitters on their own pitch. Having already recorded impressive away wins against RB Salzburg and Austria Vienna, Rapid took on Sturm Graz at a sun drenched and sold out UPC Arena. Encounters between the Graz and the Hütteldorfers have a history of being… [Read more]

Ruthless efficiency: Rapid number 1 in Vienna

Zoran Barisic's team selection for the first derby of the season on Wednesday night showed little in the way of experimentation or rotation, as the Rapid chief opted to go for the tried and tested in the Generali Arena. With the attacking trio of Steffen Hofmann, Flo Kainz and PhilippSchobesberger back in the starting formation… [Read more]

Ajax tie finely balanced ahead of Amsterdam showdown

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Zoran Barisic showed faith in the side that had dispatched SV Ried at the weekend: only one enforced change was implemented for the Champions League 3rd Round Qualifier against Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday, with Stefan Stangl coming in for the long-term injured Thomas Schrammel. The Green & Whites were welcomed to the pitch by a sea of 43.300 fans Ajax themselves brought a not inconsiderable… [Read more]

3:0 vs SV Ried: slick Rapid cruise to opening day victory

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Rapid boasted a record of 36 home games in a row undefeated against SV Ried, and on Saturday the Lower Austrians never threatened to end that run. Zoran Barisic's side showed no signs of any rustiness or requiring time to find their feet, as they slipped into an easy rhythm and never gave an outclassed opponent a look in. The final score line of 3:0 did little to flatter the Hütteldorfers, and… [Read more]

Slick Rapid cruise to 3:0

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Rapid boasted a record of 36 home games in a row undefeated against SV Ried, and on Saturday the Lower Austrians never threatened to end that run. Zoran Barisic's side showed no signs of any rustiness or requiring time to find their feet, as they slipped into an easy rhythm and never gave an outclassed opponent a look in. The final score line of 3:0 did little to flatter the Hütteldorfers, and… [Read more]

Wydra and Rapid part company

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Departure from Hütteldorf: Dominik Wydra has moved with immediate effect to SC Paderborn in the German second division. The U21 international has already successfully completed a medical with his new club, signing a contract tying himself to his new employers until June 2018. Details of the transfer fee are to remain undisclosed.The 21-year old Vienna born midfielder joined the Rapid youth… [Read more]

Rapid ease through in Cup

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Excitement grew around the Rapid camp on Friday as news filtered through from Nyon about the mouth watering tie the UEFA Champions League draw had thrown up. Zoran Barisic's side had been paired with Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam in a battle of the record domestic title holders from their respective countries. However, it was important for the players to remain focussed: Friday also represented the… [Read more]

League Table

League table
Pl. Club Game Goals Pts
1. FC RB Salzburg 30 +46 68
2. FK Austria Wien 30 +13 53
3. SK Sturm Graz 30 +18 51
4. SCR Altach 30 +2 51
5. FC Flyeralarm Admira 30 -12 40
6. SK Rapid 30 +4 34
7. Wolfsberger AC 30 -16 34
8. SV Mattersburg 30 -15 33
9. SKN St. Pölten 30 -18 31
10. SV Ried 30 -22 27