On Thursday night a genuine footballing spectacle unfolded as Rapid welcomed Belgian side KRC Genk to Vienna. Having fallen behind in the first half, Rapid produced a superb display to turn the match in the second, with an energized West Stadium again proving to be something of a 12th man.
On Sunday Rapid welcomed reigning champions RB Salzburg to the Allianz Stadium for the first time. A hard fought contest ensued between two Bundesliga heavyweights, but the deadlock remained intact. Match report:
The third round of the tipico Bundesliga threw up the first Vienna derby of the season. Rapid made the familiar journey back across the city to the Prater to take on Austria Vienna in the Ernst Happel Stadium: