On Sunday Rapid took on Sturm Graz knowing a win would preserve their top-flight status. An excellent first-half strike from Tamas Szanto ensured that was exactly what happened as Rapid edged an exciting encounter.
On Saturday Rapid locked horns with champions elect Salzburg. A sterling defensive display underpinned by an excellent performance from Tobias Knoflach kept Rapid in the hunt, but a late Lazaro strike proved enough to separate the sides. Match report:
A dominant performance from Rapid saw the Green & Whites brush aside Wolfsberg in the Allianz Stadium on Saturday. Goals from Kvilitaia (2), Joelinton and Schwab condemned WAC to a heavy defeat and gave Rapid some breathing space in the table. Match report:
On Sunday Rapid made the short trip south to face Admira. After falling behind early on, goals from Szanto and Joelinton looked to have turned the game. But Admira equalised in the second half before snatching the three points in the final minute to keep Rapid looking over their shoulders.
On Wednesday evening twelve years of hurt were put to bed as Rapid earned a cup final berth for the first time in over a decade at the expense of LASK Linz. Late drama was capped off with Joelinton’s winner at the death. Match report:
After Rapid’s long wait for three points came to an end last time out against Altach, the 321st Vienna derby rolled round with the Hütteldorfers feeling their way tentatively back towards something resembling confidence. Match report:
On Saturday Gogo Djuricin and Martin Bernhard took charge of their first game. Altach were the opponents, and a rejuvenated Rapid side produced a superb display to brush aside their high-flying guests with goals from Steffen Hofmann (2) and Philipp Malicsek.
On Saturday Rapid travelled to Ried looking to build on the cup win against St. Pölten. However, what unfolded only added to feelings of concern around the current league position, as the Hütteldorfers went down to a heavy 0:3 defeat at the hands of the relegation strugglers.
On Wednesday Rapid pushed their difficulties in the league to one side as they outclassed St. Pölten in the ÖFB Cup quarter final. Goals from Wöber, Pavelic and Schwab did the damage as the Hütteldorfers edged closer to silverware and European football.