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]

Rapid vs. Ajax: information on pre-sale tickets

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Friday's draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon has pitted us against Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League 3rd round qualifiers. Dutch giants Ajax, like Rapid, finished runners up last year in their domestic league. This attractive tie is also an historical first: to date we have only ever faced the Dutch side in three friendly encounters and this tie will represent the first competitive meeting… [Read more]

UCL Qualifier: Rapid vs Ajax

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The UEFA Champions League draw has been made and our opponents revealed: we have been paired with Ajax Amsterdam in the 3rd round qualifier.The first leg take place in Vienna and the dates for the ties are: 29th July and 4th/5th August.Pre-sale ticket options for the home match in the Ernst-Happel-Stadium will be made available to the public in the coming hours.Sporting Director Andreas Müller:… [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]

Brian Behrendt leaves Rapid

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Brian Behrendt has returned to his native Germany: the 23-year old, who had a year left to run on his contract with Rapid, has joined second division outfit Arminia Bielefeld with immediate effect.Behrendt joined the Rapid youth academy in 2007 from Hamburger SV a decision that was partially influenced by his family's decision to move to the Austrian capital. He featured 61 times for the reserves,… [Read more]

Club recruits new goalkeeper

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Following the surprise departure of Marko Maric, Sporting Director Andreas Müller had publicly stated that the club would look to bring more competition for the goalkeeping berth. This task has been completed just days later. With the signing of Richard Strebinger, a 22-year old with six caps at U-21 level for Austria, the club has managed to secure the services of one of Austria’s brightest… [Read more]

League Table

League table
Pl. Club Game Goals Pts
1. SK Sturm Graz 5 +5 15
2. FC RB Salzburg 5 +11 13
3. LASK 5 +3 8
4. FK Austria Wien 5 0 7
5. Wolfsberger AC 5 -1 6
6. FC Flyeralarm Admira 5 -4 6
7. SK Rapid 5 0 5
8. SV Mattersburg 5 -2 5
9. SCR Altach 5 -2 4
10. SKN St. Pölten 5 -10 1