On Wednesday Rapid pushed their difficulties in the league to one side as they outclassed St. Pölten in the ÖFB Cup quarter final. Goals from Wöber, Pavelic and Schwab did the damage as the Hütteldorfers edged closer to silverware and European football.
After having the lion’s share of the first half, Rapid forged ahead through Brazilian Joelinton. But after conceding an equaliser on the stroke of half time, Rapid failed to find a second and had to settle for a point.
Whoever looks back on the Green & White sides of the 1990’s won’t have to think too long before the name Sergej Mandreko springs into consciousness. We have received the news that Sergej is suffering under the nerve illness ALS, which damages the nerve cells necessary for muscle movement.
Rapid took to the field in Styria with the same line up that had begun the home match against Admira a week previously. The Hütteldorfers approached the match versus WAC looking to buck a worrying trend. Match report:
On Sunday Rapid welcomed neighbours Admira to Vienna in what was the Hütteldorfers' first home match since the Bundesliga restart. However, a frustrating afternoon lay ahead - one that would ultimately yield a solitary point.
After installing Head Coach Damir Canadi the Club reached another important personnel decision at the start of December: Fredy Bickel - with all his experience in mutual-faceted leadership roles in football – took over the role of Sporting Director. Interview: