A hat-trick from Gio Kvilitaia and a brace from Veton Berisha helped Rapid brush aside Wolfsberg in the Allianz Stadium on Saturday. A ruthless Rapid lead 3:0 going at half-time, adding two more in the second period to cap a glittering performance.
On Saturday Rapid and Altach squared up in Vorarlberg. The Green & Whites should have lead at half-time, but guilt-edged chances came and went for Joelinton and Kvilitaia. In the second half defences were on top, with both sides ultimately settling for a goalless draw.
Rapid and SV Ried squared off in the Allianz Stadium for a place in the semi-finals of the cup on Wednesday evening. Trailing 0:1 at half-time, Rapid turned the game on its head in the space of two second half minutes to earn a place in Sunday’s draw.
On Saturday we welcomed Bundesliga heavyweights Sturm Graz to the Allianz Stadium. Rapid trailed 0:1 at half-time in an error strewn but exciting game, and required a superb goal from Boli Bolingoli at the death to claim a point.
On Sunday, Rapid travelled to Südtstadt to take on Admira. A less than happy hunting ground in recent seasons, the Hütteldorfers wretched form against their southerly neighbours continued, as they went down to a last-minute defeat:
Bundesliga football returned to Austria on the weekend, and was ushered back into the capital by the Vienna derby. Controversial, hard-fought and ultimately drawn, Dejan Ljubicic’s goal mid-way through the second half cancelled out Monschein’s opener for the visitors.
On Thursday the Rapid squad returned from their ten-day training camp in the Spanish coastal city of Benidorm. Ahead of the Bundesliga restart – and a mouth-watering clash with old foes Austria Vienna in the 325th capital derby – one final friendly fixture took place on Sunday.