„The match is very important. 3 points would be fantastic!“

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Markus Heikkinen is a big issue prior to the Europa League match against Hapoel Tel Aviv. The Finnish player could participate in yesterday’s intensive morning practice regularly.  “Everything else”, such as a performance in the match “we will decide in the morning of match-day” says manager Peter Pacult about his personnel. The 50 year old is going to announce his 18 men squad at… [Read more]

Sub Drazan snatches the points

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Rapid took to the field in Klagenfurt looking to build on the recent success against Mattersburg. Back to back wins would provide much needed momentum with crunch ties against Salzburg and Austria looming. The first 10 minutes proved to be a scrappy afair in the sparcely populated Stadium, the home side enjoying more possesion and greater territorial advantage.Rapids first effort on goal came in… [Read more]

10 man-Rapid hold on after Ref´s halloween horrorshow

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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]

Sunday stroll for Steffen & Co

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A 17,000 crowd once again packed into the Hanappi on a chilly Sunday afternoon. The home fans didn´t have to wait long to see Rapid take the lead, Markus Katzer nodding the Green - Whites ahead in the 6th minute from Steffen Hofmann´s inswinging free kick.In the 18th minute Hofmann was denied a what looked a blatant penalty following some trickery in the opponents box. The howls of disapproval… [Read more]

1 – 3: Super Sub Drazan snatches all the points for Rapid

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Rapid took to the field in Klagenfurt looking to build on the recent success against Mattersburg. Back to back wins would provide much needed momentum with crunch ties against Salzburg and Austria looming. The first 10 minutes proved to be a scrappy afair in the sparcely populated Stadium, the home side enjoying more possesion and greater territorial advantage.Rapids first effort on goal came in… [Read more]

A Night to forget

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A hostile crowd awaited the Hüttdorfers in Tel Aviv as the Viennese took the field for their crunch Europa League tie in Tel Aviv. Three points for Pacults troops would have seen them take command of the group as the race for qualification heats up. Backed by the raucous travelling Block West, the men from Vienna almost snatched an early lead. Jelavic rose highest in a crowded Tel Aviv penalty… [Read more]

Rapid 4 - 0 Mattersburg Sunday stroll for Steffen & Co

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A 17,000 crowd once again packed into the Hanappi on a chilly Sunday afternoon. The home fans didn´t have to wait long to see Rapid take the lead, Markus Katzer nodding the Green - Whites ahead in the 6th minute from Steffen Hofmann´s inswinging free kick.In the 18th minute Hofmann was denied a what looked a blatant penalty following some trickery in the opponents box. The howls of disapproval… [Read more]

Away day blues in Steiermark

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In an excellent first half showing, Rapid passed up a succession of presentable chances. Nikica Jelavic twice had good opportunites, the first thwarted by a good save, the latter by last gasp defending. A low goal bound Drazan drive from the edge of the box again stung Gratzei´s hands in the home goal before Boskovic spurned the chance of the half. The midfielder found himself baring down on goal… [Read more]

Tel Aviv 5 – 1 Rapid: A night to forget in the Middle East

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A hostile crowd awaited the Hüttdorfers in Tel Aviv as the Viennese took the field for their crunch Europa League tie in Tel Aviv. Three points for Pacults troops would have seen them take command of the group as the race for qualification heats up. Backed by the raucous travelling Block West, the men from Vienna almost snatched an early lead. Jelavic rose highest in a crowded Tel Aviv penalty… [Read more]

1:1 vs. Celtic

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Before most spectators had found their seats, Rapid were up to their usual tricks. Something about opposition from the British Isles seems to make the Huetteldorfers fly out of the traps. Inside three minutes Nikica Jelavic seized onto a cute Steffen Hofmann pass and bore down on Artur Boruc in the Celtic goal. The Croation marksman fired a diagonal drive past the stranded keeper to send 2500… [Read more]

League Table

League table
Pl. Club Game Goals Pts
1. SK Sturm Graz 4 +4 12
2. FC RB Salzburg 4 +7 10
3. LASK 4 +3 7
4. FC Flyeralarm Admira 4 -2 6
5. SK Rapid 4 +1 5
6. SV Mattersburg 4 0 5
7. FK Austria Wien 4 -2 4
8. SCR Altach 4 -2 3
9. Wolfsberger AC 4 -3 3
10. SKN St. Pölten 4 -6 1