Red Bull 0 - 0 Rapid Sunday stalemate in Salzburg

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Pacult made one change to his starting 11 before this hotly anticipated encounter, Trimmel replacing Hamdi Salihi as the tactics shifted to 451. Pragmatism was at the forefront of both coaches mind, neither wanting to succumb to defeat in front of a swelled 23,000 strong gate.The opening stages saw Rapid inviting Salzburg to come onto them, seeing what the Red Bull´s could muster. The first… [Read more]

SK Rapid - Sturm Graz 2:1

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Following on from the sensational derby mauling of Austria on the weekend, the match with Graz marked  the mid point of this crucial week. The visit of the Styrians provided Pacult´s charges with the chance to take top spot in the Bundesliga ahead of Sunday´s crunch trip to Salzburg to face Red Bull. The opening 10 minutes saw half chances come and go for both sides. Salihi flashed a… [Read more]

SK Rapid - FK Austria 4:1

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An electric atmosphere awaited both sets of players as they took the pitch. City pride was up for grabs as well as the chance for Rapid to move within 3 points of leaders Red Bull, having played a game less. With the visit of Graz and the trip to Salzburg looming, 3 points were the only option as the season enters a crunch period in the run up to christmas.With barely 5 minutes on the clock… [Read more]

Rapid 2-1 Sturm: Last gasp Salihi sends Hütteldorfers top

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Following on from the sensational derby mauling of Austria on the weekend, the match with Graz marked  the mid point of this crucial week. The visit of the Styrians provided Pacult´s charges with the chance to take top spot in the Bundesliga ahead of Sunday´s crunch trip to Salzburg to face Red Bull.The opening 10 minutes saw half chances come and go for both sides. Salihi flashed a… [Read more]

Rapid claw back two goal deficit

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The travelling Rapid masses didn´t have to wait long to break out the celebrations. A deep cross from Veli Kavlak was nodded down at the back post by Salihi to Nikica Jelavic. The Croatia international made no mistake from close range with only 17 seconds on the clock.The Rapid appeared to be suffering a Europa Cup hangover as Rasswalder squared for Mayrieb to slot home the equaliser following a… [Read more]

The Violets humbled in Derby Day stroll for the Green Whites

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An electric atmosphere awaited both sets of players as they took the pitch. City pride was up for grabs as well as the chance for Rapid to move within 3 points of leaders Red Bull, having played a game less. With the visit of Graz and the trip to Salzburg looming, 3 points were the only option as the season enters a crunch period in the run up to christmas.With barely 5 minutes on the clock… [Read more]

A night of disappointment

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A bristling atmosphere awaited both sets of players ahead of this crunch Europa League match. Three points for Rapid would wrestle the initiative back from the Israeli opposition as the race for qualification from Group C reached fever pitch.The first 10 minutes saw Rapid immediately take control and get on the front foot. The Green Whites manufactured the first opening of the game in the 6th… [Read more]

Rapid claw back two goal deficit to snatch a point in Linz

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The travelling Rapid masses didn´t have to wait long to break out the celebrations. A deep cross from Veli Kavlak was nodded down at the back post by Salihi to Nikica Jelavic. The Croatia international made no mistake from close range with only 17 seconds on the clock. The Rapid appeared to be suffering a Europa Cup hangover as Rasswalder squared for Mayrieb to slot home the equaliser following a… [Read more]

Clichés come out to haunt Rapid in night of disappointment

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A bristling atmosphere awaited both sets of players ahead of this crunch Europa League match. Three points for Rapid would wrestle the initiative back from the Israeli opposition as the race for qualification from Group C reached fever pitch.The first 10 minutes saw Rapid immediately take control and get on the front foot. The Green Whites manufactured the first opening of the game in the 6th… [Read more]

10 man-Rapid hold on

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The game kicked off with Rapid knowing three points would enable them to really push on and mix it at the summit of the Bundesliga.Helge Payer had to be on his toes straight from the kick off, scrambling a deflected free kick round the post. Drazan mustered a 4th minute response for the hosts, his effort just wide following a corner. It was the wide man again whose 11th minute burst lead to a… [Read more]

League Table

League table
Pl. Club Game Goals Pts
1. FC RB Salzburg 36 +50 81
2. FK Austria Wien 36 +22 63
3. SK Sturm Graz 36 +16 60
4. SCR Altach 36 -3 53
5. SK Rapid 36 +10 46
6. FC Flyeralarm Admira 36 -19 46
7. SV Mattersburg 36 -15 43
8. Wolfsberger AC 36 -19 42
9. SKN St. Pölten 36 -19 37
10. SV Ried 36 -23 35