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29.04.2024
Vorschau, UNIQA ÖFB Cup

The Cup Final of the Century: Act 2

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On Wednesday the 1st of May, SK Rapid will face off with SK Sturm once again, in a repeat of last year’s UNIQA ÖFB Cup Final, a game that was billed as “The Cup Final of the Century” given the history of the two old rivals, and the passion of the fans involved.

The game gets underway at 17:00 in Klagenfurt’s Wörthersee Stadium, and fans are advised to arrive early! The stadium opens at 15:00, PRINT@HOME TICKETS MUST BE PRINTED, mobile screens cannot be used to show tickets, and the match is SOLD OUT, no tickets will be available to purchase on site. For more detail please refer to the German language “Fan Information” page.

the cup finalists: sk sturm vs. sk rapid

The Final Chapter of a Trilogy

When this year's UNIQA ÖFB Cup final kicks off at 17:00 on Wednesday afternoon, the Green & Whites and the Black & Whites will face each other for the third time in just 12 days. The showdown to mark the end of the trilogy could not be bigger, as the country’s two largest fan-bases support their teams with a trophy on the line. The 30,000 capacity Wörthersee Stadium has been sold out for weeks, and an incredible atmosphere is guaranteed!

 In 59 matches against SK Sturm, Rapid have won 20, drawn 20 and lost 19, but following two draws and two defeats in the current Bundesliga season, Sturm go in as firm favourites, carrying a touch of extra pressure on their side. After recent injuries to many players, the Cup Final has hopefully come at a good time for some; Guido Burgstaller, Leo Querfeld, Terence Kongolo and Thorsten Schick were back on the field for the first time in a while at the weekend, but unfortunately Lukas Grgic, Maxi Hofmann and Nenad Cvetkovic will miss out, as too will Ismail Seydi who picked up a knee injury on Sunday. After becoming a father recently, Jonas Auer will also be back in time for the game!

More than 12.000 Rapid-Fans will support our team on wednesday.

Rapid’s Run to the Final

Our Round 1 meeting with Donaufeld felt like a home game, taking place in Vienna in front of a packed crowd, and we started off in style, winning 7-0 on the eve of the league’s opening game. Round 2 was rather more difficult though, as Union Gurten demonstrated the magic of the Cup, taking us to extra time before Rapid ran out 5-2 winners in the end. After that nervous evening, the next two rounds were plain sailing again, as the Green & Whites saw off Amstetten 5-1, and St. Pölten 3-1, setting up a semi-final at the Monte Schlacko in Leoben, which also resulted in a comfortable 3-0 victory. Those results have led Rapid back to a fourth Cup Final in the last seven years, so now it’s time to go and get that trophy for the first time in almost three decades. This will be a 30th Final for SK Rapid, having won 14 and lost 15 of the previous 29. So the task in hand for Wednesday evening is clear: to level that record at 15-15, and add one more to the Rapid trophy cabinet!