We are delighted to be able to welcome one of Europe’s most exciting sides to Hütteldorf for this season’s international friendly: making the trip to Vienna to mark the start of the 2017/18 season are French champions and Champions League semi-finalists AS Monaco!
Following the end of the season we already have the first dates for you with regards the oncoming pre-season: the players are currently on their holidays, but in two weeks’ time they will return to Vienna for the start of the pre-season fitness tests. Overview:
Youth, 5th International SK Rapid U15 VARTA-Tournament
Now a bit of a tradition in its own right, the 5th International SK Rapid U15 VARTA-Tournament took place on the weekend, and happily back in its rightful home in Hütteldorf in and around the Allianz Stadium.
Wien Energie will remain the club’s main sponsor up until the end of the 2018/19 season at the earliest. The extension to the partnership between Austria’s biggest energy supplier and the nation’s most decorated football club was announced at a press conference two days before the cup final clash against Salzburg.
Rapid welcomed SKN St. Pölten to Hütteldorf for their last Bundesliga fixture of the season on Sunday. A large crowd was treated to an exciting match, which Rapid shaded 2:1 thanks to goals from defensive duo Christopher Dibon and Christoph Schösswendter.
On Wednesday night Rapid finally put to bed a ten-game winless streak away from home. An end to end encounter was decided late on, as a goal from Traustason and an own goal earned the points for the Hüttledorfers after a lively encounter. Match report:
On Sunday Rapid took on Sturm Graz knowing a win would preserve their top-flight status. An excellent first-half strike from Tamas Szanto ensured that was exactly what happened as Rapid edged an exciting encounter.
On Saturday Rapid locked horns with champions elect Salzburg. A sterling defensive display underpinned by an excellent performance from Tobias Knoflach kept Rapid in the hunt, but a late Lazaro strike proved enough to separate the sides. Match report: