Rapid take the spoils 4 - 2 in Klagenfurt

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Peter Pacult was forced into making a couple of changes in the Rapid rear guard. Hannes Eder and Stefan Kulovits came in at full back on either flank, replacing Dober and Katzer who were suspended by yellow cards and injured respectively.The opening period was fast and frenetic with Rapid looking good and well on top. The Green-Whites almost capped a fantastic start but were denied by the width of… [Read more]

Jelavic salvages point for Rapid

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An away trip to face Sturm is a notoriously difficult propostion. Despite Rapid approaching the game full of confidence from the derby victory last time out, this was never going to be a roll over and die job from the hosts. The game proved to be every bit as tough as initially predicted. In preparation, Pacult shifted his formation to a 451 with Nikica Jelavic asked to spear head the attacks by… [Read more]

3:0 vs. Mattersburg: Rapid stroll to home success

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If truth be told, the visitors could have been buried in the opening 20 minutes. Chances came and went for Jelavic, Salihi and Kavlak before Patocka got on the end of a Hofmann free kick, the big man's shot coming back of the upright. With clever Rapid build up play, it was hard to believe the game was still deadlocked, Rapid looking like scoring with every possesion. The besieged visitors looked… [Read more]

Rapid seal Derby Day Delight

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Before the action got under way Rapid legend Leopold Gernhardt received a warm 90th birthday ovation from all corners of the ground.With the pleasentries taken care of the teams took to the pitch and the battle commenced. The opening 45 minutes were a tetchy affair, a game of cat and mouse. Rapid settled into a fluent rythmn, moving the ball about and looking to pick holes in the Austria… [Read more]

Sturm - Rapid: 1:1 - Jelavic salvages point for Rapid

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An away trip to face Sturm is a notoriously difficult propostion. Despite Rapid approaching the game full of confidence from the derby victory last time out, this was never going to be a roll over and die job from the hosts. The game proved to be every bit as tough as initially predicted. In preparation, Pacult shifted his formation to a 451 with Nikica Jelavic asked to spear head the attacks by… [Read more]

Late show denies Green White win

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With Salzburg and Austria Vienna both dropping unexpected home points, the game in the Steiermark against Kapfenberg represented an excellent opportunity to hit back in the title race for the Hütteldorfers. Markus Heikinnen missed out through illness, replaced by Stefan Kulovits in the Rapid engine room. After an opening flurry of corners for Rapid, the first half settled into a low tempo affair,… [Read more]

The one and only in Vienna: Rapid seal Derby Day Delight

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Before the action got under way Rapid legend Leopold Gernhardt received a warm 90th birthday ovation from all corners of the ground.With the pleasentries taken care of the teams took to the pitch and the battle commenced. The opening 45 minutes were a tetchy affair, a game of cat and mouse. Rapid settled into a fluent rythmn, moving the ball about and looking to pick holes in the Austria… [Read more]

KSV-Rapid: Hosts´late show denies Green Whites vital win

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With Salzburg and Austria Vienna both dropping unexpected home points, the game in the Steiermark against Kapfenberg represented an excellent opportunity to hit back in the title race for the Hütteldorfers. Markus Heikinnen missed out through illness, replaced by Stefan Kulovits in the Rapid engine room. After an opening flurry of corners for Rapid, the first half settled into a low tempo affair,… [Read more]

Hofmann extends Hütteldorf stay

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Celebrations swept through the Hanappi Stadion before the home match with Salzburg: Our Captain has signed a new four year deal with the club:Finally the decision has been taken - Steffen Hofmann will remain at Rapid! The four year deal is inclusive of 2009/ 2010 and hence Steffen is now contracted to the Green-Whites until 2013. In eight seasons Hofmann has made 265 appearances and scored 80… [Read more]

Wiener Neustadt vs. Rapid 2:2

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Pacult brought the ever dependable Helge Payer back into the fold, while Trimmel partnered Gartler in attack at the expense of Salihi. Payer made his presence felt as he turned away a 6th minute effort from Grünwald with a minimum of fuss. Both sides wrestled with the difficult conditions during the early stages.  Rene Gartler mustered the first goal threat on 14 mins, his flashing drive… [Read more]

League Table

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