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]

LASK vs. Rapid 4:2

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After two months off, football was back on everbodies lips. Rapid kicked off the back end of the season with a trip to Upper Austria to take on Linz. Keeper Raimund Hedl made his 100th Bundesliga appearance, while in attack Gartler and Salihi were paired together for the first time since the 4 - 0 Hanappi mauling of Mattersburg in the 12th round. The Green-Whites took to the field looking to… [Read more]

Rapid 0 - 1 Salzburg: Red Bull snatch smash and grab victory

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The bubbling atmosphere in the Hanappi was kicked up a further couple of notches as we were informed via the big screens by no other than Steffen Hofmann that the talisman has decided to remain at the Hanappi and has agreed a new contract. It was a timely message and set the stage for this top of the table clash.Pacults starting line up saw starts for Hannes Eder, restored to the heart of the… [Read more]

Rapid 3 – 3 Celtic

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A snow covered Ernst Happel Stadium awaited both sets of players in the battle for 3rd place in the Europa League Group C. Sitting top of the Bundesliga, Rapid were aiming to sign off in 2009 with victory over their illustrious opponents from Glasgow. Rapid took to the pitch with a line up showing  changes to the normal starting 11 with Payer and Heikinnen out through injury. The changes… [Read more]

League Table

League table
Pl. Club Game Goals Pts
1. SK Sturm Graz 19 +16 44
2. FC RB Salzburg 19 +26 42
3. SK Rapid 19 +6 31
4. FC Flyeralarm Admira 19 -1 28
5. LASK 19 +2 26
6. SCR Altach 19 -2 25
7. FK Austria Wien 19 0 23
8. SV Mattersburg 19 -11 18
9. Wolfsberger AC 19 -9 16
10. SKN St. Pölten 19 -27 7