Rapid run out winners at OMV youth tournament

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Many stars of tomorrow were on display in this U9 event and the contrasting styles and flavours from across the continent were a joy to watch. The final was contested between Rapid and Sturm Graz after their victorious semi finals against Tottenham and Slavia Prague respectively. Rapid eventually ran out 2:0 winners in an excellent final that topped off a real feast of football. Rapid captain… [Read more]

0:1: Battled hard, but...

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The hosts began the 293rd Vienna derby the stronger. With a sold out Horr Stadium behind them, they manufactured the first chance on seven minutes. A mere matter of minutes later the home fans celebrated the crucial opening goal: a counter attack down the right flank resulted in Jun tapping in from close range.Now with the lead the home side continued to press forwards, Vienna's second club… [Read more]

Rapid finish home campaign with 4:1 victory over Sturm

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17,400 onlookers crammed into the Hanappi Stadium for the last home game of the season. Sturm Graz provided the oppostion for the Hütteldorfers, who sported their away kit to mark the last game. Patocka came into the heart of the back four in place of Eder, while Salihi resumed his partnership with Jelavic up front. Rapid had their first sight of goal in the 8th minute. Kulovits slid in Drazan,… [Read more]

Rapid vs. Kapfenberg 5:3

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Rapid lined up in their familiar 4-4-2 formation. Pacult restored Salihi to the line up to partner Jelavic, the Albanian hitman had been sacrificed in last weeks 4-1-4-1 formation away to Salzburg. Branko Boskovic received the Hanappi plaudits before kick off. The midfield man had made his 100th appearance in Green White the previous week against the Red Bulls.The penaltimate Hanappi fixture of… [Read more]

Battled hard, chances created but Rapid go down in Derby

Team
The hosts began the 293rd Vienna derby the stronger. With a sold out Horr Stadium behind them, they manufactured the first chance on seven minutes. A mere matter of minutes later the home fans celebrated the crucial opening goal: a counter attack down the right flank resulted in Jun tapping in from close range.Now with the lead the home side continued to press forwards, Vienna's second club… [Read more]

RB Salzburg - SK Rapid 1:1

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In the game labelled by Kronen Zeitung as the "Decision Night" Pacult shifted his tactics to a 4-5-1 with Nikica Jelavic leading the line. Rapid showed the necessary desire and got straight onto the front foot, setting up camp in the Salzburg half. It was the potent hosts, however, through a Mark Janko header and a Tchoyi shot who enjoyed the first sights of goal. Rapid threatened the hosts' goal… [Read more]

5:3: Green Whites take the spoils in pulsating encounter

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Rapid lined up in their familiar 4-4-2 formation. Pacult restored Salihi to the line up to partner Jelavic, the Albanian hitman had been sacrificed in last weeks 4-1-4-1 formation away to Salzburg. Branko Boskovic received the Hanappi plaudits before kick off. The midfield man had made his 100th appearance in Green White the previous week against the Red Bulls.The penaltimate Hanappi fixture of… [Read more]

Victory makes it 9 in a row

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Twenty minutes before kick off returning hero Peter Schöttel walked onto the pitch to a rapturous reception from the 16,900 strong Hannapi crowd. Chants of "Peter Schöttel" and "Welcome home Peter" rang out from the Block West. A true Rapidler, Schöttel made a staggering 524 appearances for Rapid, hanging up his boots in 2001. He made the number 5 jersey his own during his astonishing career… [Read more]

Salzburg snatch late equaliser to deny Rapid in 1 - 1 draw

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In the game labelled by Kronen Zeitung as the "Decision Night" Pacult shifted his tactics to a 4-5-1 with Nikica Jelavic leading the line. Rapid showed the necessary desire and got straight onto the front foot, setting up camp in the Salzburg half. It was the potent hosts, however, through a Mark Janko header and a Tchoyi shot who enjoyed the first sights of goal. Rapid threatened the hosts' goal… [Read more]

Rapid : LASK 0:0

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Rapid went into the encounter with the men from Upper Austria in confident mood, unbeaten in the last seven and winning four on the spin. The game against Linz marked the first half of a Hannapi double header, the second game against Wiener Neustadt on Saturday sees the return of Rapid legend Schöttel to the club as part of the visitors staff.Rapid flew out of the blocks in search of the early… [Read more]

League Table

League table
Pl. Club Game Goals Pts
1. SK Sturm Graz 20 +15 44
2. FC RB Salzburg 20 +26 43
3. SK Rapid 20 +11 34
4. FC Flyeralarm Admira 20 +1 31
5. LASK 20 +2 27
6. FK Austria Wien 20 +1 26
7. SCR Altach 20 -4 25
8. SV Mattersburg 20 -7 21
9. Wolfsberger AC 20 -13 16
10. SKN St. Pölten 20 -32 7