Rapid ease back into winning way

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Saturday saw the visit of lowly Kapfenberg and an excellent chance for Rapid to get back to winning ways after Wednesday´s disappointment in Hamburg. A strong finish to the first half of the season would see the Green-Whites enjoying christmas festivities in pole position in the league.It didn´t take long for Rapid to make their intentions clear. In the first minute of the game Veli Kavlak… [Read more]

Rapid 2 - 1 Ried: Rapid go into Winter break two points clear

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Some fans had barely found their seats before Rapid were celebrating the first goal of the afternoon. In the second minute Green - White Captain Hofmann was felled on the right hand edge of the box. He got up to take the free kick himself, floating a lovely ball into the Ried box. Markus Katzer found himself in space and made no mistake, rising to head the ball into the net, giving Gebauer in the… [Read more]

European dream shattered...

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Rapid arrived at the Northbank Arena knowing that only the three points could really re-ignite their european campaign. Following the 3 - 0 home victory against HSV in the opening round of matches, an astonishing 8,000 green white supporters made the trip in the belief that the unlikely could happen. The Hütteldorfers were quick out of the blocks. A good move was brought to an abrupt halt by an… [Read more]

Rapid 3 - 1 KSV: Rapid ease back into winning ways

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Saturday saw the visit of lowly Kapfenberg and an excellent chance for Rapid to get back to winning ways after Wednesday´s disappointment in Hamburg. A strong finish to the first half of the season would see the Green-Whites enjoying christmas festivities in pole position in the league.It didn´t take long for Rapid to make their intentions clear. In the first minute of the game Veli Kavlak… [Read more]

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]

Hamburg 2 - 0 Rapid: European dream shattered in Germany

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Rapid arrived at the Northbank Arena knowing that only the three points could really re-ignite their european campaign. Following the 3 - 0 home victory against HSV in the opening round of matches, an astonishing 8,000 green white supporters made the trip in the belief that the unlikely could happen. The Hütteldorfers were quick out of the blocks. A good move was brought to an abrupt halt by an… [Read more]

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]

League Table

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