A. Reserves - SK Rapid: Green Whites through 3:4 on penalties

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Pacult freshened up the starting 11 following thursday's draining trip to Portugal. Rene Gartler and Hamdi Salihi were paired together in attack for the Hütteldorfers, while Hinum and Payer also came into the starting line up for Saurer and Hedl respectively. Following a rather tame opening period, Rapid took the lead with the games first meaningful attack. A long Soma ball from the back caught… [Read more]

Rapid suffer hangover in Linz

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"A thousand thank you's for the Villa Killers" read the banner displayed by the 2000 strong Rapid contingent in Linz on sunday. Following the Europa League heroics, it was back to the bread and butter of the Austrian Bundesliga and a short trip to Oberösterreich to face LASK. The Linz side had endured a disappointing start to the season, failing to gain even a solitary point so far and therefore… [Read more]

Rapid-Austria 0:1: Bitter derby defeat for Hütteldorfers

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Fans started pouring into the Hannapi a good 45 minutes before kick off for the 294th Vienna derby. Both teams had got off to relatively inauspicious starts in the league, so the pressure was on both teams ahead of the captial city clash. Dutch striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink made his debut in green white in attack alongside Atdhe Nuhiu, while talismanic skipper Steffen Hofmann overcame recent… [Read more]

Group L: Our opponents

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FC Porto have won the Portuguese championship on no less than 24 occasions, including 4 out of the last 5. Last season they had to concede their crown to Lisbon giants Benfica, but they still picked up silverware in the shape of the Portuguese Cup. The club boasts a rich history, littered also with recent triumphs. In 2004 star coach Jose Mourinho guided Porto the the European Champions League… [Read more]

Vennegoor of Hesselink

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SK Rapid Vienna are delighted to announce the signing of dutch striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink. The 31 year old joins the club on a free transfer after signing a 2 year contract. Jan linked up with us on monday and after coming through his medical promptly signed on the dotted line, taking over the vacant number 10 jersey.Hesselink began his professional career in 1996 with dutch side Twente… [Read more]

Nightmare comes to roost Villa

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Another match etched into legendary Green White history. Despite the setbacks of goals and penalties conceded, the Hütteldorfers powered through to victory. Backed by Europe´s finest supporters Rapid put on a masterclass, condemning their lofty opponents to the same fate as last season. Rapid went into the game showing a 4-5-1 line up with Nuhiu leading the line on his own. Yasin Pehlivan and… [Read more]

Rapid suffer Euro hangover in Linz - 0:1

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"A thousand thank you's for the Villa Killers" read the banner displayed by the 2000 strong Rapid contingent in Linz on sunday. Following the Europa League heroics, it was back to the bread and butter of the Austrian Bundesliga and a short trip to Oberösterreich to face LASK. The Linz side had endured a disappointing start to the season, failing to gain even a solitary point so far and therefore… [Read more]

Rapid 2 – 0 Mattersburg

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Sunday afternoon saw Pacult's men in a return to Bundesliga action following the nerve jangling draw with Aston Villa. Rapid were looking to build on recent good domestic form and really ignite their push up the league ladder. Yasin Pehlivan came back into the starting line up at the expense of Thomas Hinum in the only change to Thursday's line up. Youngster Nuhiu retained his place in the line up… [Read more]

Another thrilla with the Villa

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A packed Hanappi stadium set the scene for the Rapid Villa rematch. Rapid took to the field without the services of Nikica Jelavic, the star striker had earlier finalised his move to scottish outfit Glasgow Rangers. New signing Atdhe Nuhiu was thrust into the starting line up in the croatians place. Aston Villa travelled without several big names and also without the recently departed manager… [Read more]

Hofmann strike sees off Salzburg

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Despite being early in the season, sundays Hanappi clash between heavyweights Rapid and Salzburg had an element of do or die about it, owing to both clubs indistinguished starts to the season. Rapid fielded an unfamiliar looking midfield with both Hinum and Saurer starting. Jelavic and Salihi were again paired in attack and would be looking to carry the threat to Salzburg.A determined looking… [Read more]

League Table

League table
Pl. Club Game Goals Pts
1. FC RB Salzburg 31 +47 71
2. SK Sturm Graz 31 +20 60
3. SK Rapid 31 +25 55
4. LASK 31 +13 54
5. FC Flyeralarm Admira 31 -5 46
6. FK Austria Wien 31 -4 39
7. SV Mattersburg 31 -6 39
8. SCR Altach 31 -10 34
9. Wolfsberger AC 31 -28 23
10. SKN St. Pölten 31 -52 11