On Thursday night Rapid welcomed Italians US Sassuolo to Hütteldorf in the latest round of Europa League fixtures. A goal from Louis Schaub had given the Green & Whites a half time lead, but they were cruelly pegged back after an unfortunate Thomas Schrammel own goal.
On Saturday Rapid welcomed Vorarlberg outfit SCR Altach to the Allianz Stadium. After bossing the opening half an hour the Green & Whites fell behind, but despite going down to ten men in the second half, rallied to snatch a late point through a Schösswendter header. Match report:
On Thursday night Rapid took on the much fancied Athletic Bilbao in Spain's autonomous Basque country. A disciplined defensive display looked for like earning a valuable point for large stretches of the game, but the Green & Whites finally succumbed to Etxeberria's second half strike.
On Saturday Rapid travelled to face local rivals St. Pölten in the first ever competitive meeting between the two clubs. Joelinton's first half penalty had seemingly set Rapid on the victory trail, only for the home side to find a second half equaliser and a share of the points.
On the back of a highly productive week, cup football was on the agenda for the Green & Whites. A workmanlike performance against fourth tier Leobendorf was enough to secure a narrow victory and ensure Rapid passage into the next round.
On Sunday Rapid welcomed SVM to the Allianz Stadium for the first time. A rousing second half display resulted in a 3:0 win for the Hütteldorfers, but the side from Burgenland kept Rapid honest throughout the match and made them work hard for their victory.