Rapid 3 – 3 Celtic: Rapid sign off in Europe with a draw

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A snow covered Ernst Happel Stadium awaited both sets of players in the battle for 3rd place in the Europa League Group C. Sitting top of the Bundesliga, Rapid were aiming to sign off in 2009 with victory over their illustrious opponents from Glasgow. Rapid took to the pitch with a line up showing  changes to the normal starting 11 with Payer and Heikinnen out through injury. The changes… [Read more]

“We want to make the fans happy and definitely want to win”

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This evening Rapid can show their international credentials one more time. Rapid face Celtic Glasgow at 7pm on match day 6, the final match day of the group phase. Al l in all, this will be the 12th European Cup game this season for the team from Hütteldorf – this is a new club record. Markus Katzer has already experienced some great times at Rapid, however the past 6 months have meant more to… [Read more]

Club record for Rapid

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When you mention the number 12, you would usually be using football lingo to address football fans. Often people speak about the 12th man. For Rapid it is the Block-West that makes sure every game is something to write home about because of the fantastic atmosphere. But these days you can mention this number in another context in Hütteldorf. This is because the Green-Whites have set a new record… [Read more]

Two points clear...

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Some fans had barely found their seats before Rapid were celebrating the first goal of the afternoon. In the second minute Green - White Captain Hofmann was felled on the right hand edge of the box. He got up to take the free kick himself, floating a lovely ball into the Ried box. Markus Katzer found himself in space and made no mistake, rising to head the ball into the net, giving Gebauer in the… [Read more]

Rapid and the Scots – No gifts for free....

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The first game between Rapid and Scottish opposition was in the 1964/65 season in the UEFA Cup against then Scottish Champions Glasgow Rangers. Following a 0 – 1 reverse hopes were high amongst the Viennese that passage to the quarterfinals could be secured. A snow covered pitch had to be cleared a few days before the match which took place on December 8th 1965 in front of 70.000 onlookers.… [Read more]

Rapid ease back into winning way

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Saturday saw the visit of lowly Kapfenberg and an excellent chance for Rapid to get back to winning ways after Wednesday´s disappointment in Hamburg. A strong finish to the first half of the season would see the Green-Whites enjoying christmas festivities in pole position in the league.It didn´t take long for Rapid to make their intentions clear. In the first minute of the game Veli Kavlak… [Read more]

Rapid 2 - 1 Ried: Rapid go into Winter break two points clear

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Some fans had barely found their seats before Rapid were celebrating the first goal of the afternoon. In the second minute Green - White Captain Hofmann was felled on the right hand edge of the box. He got up to take the free kick himself, floating a lovely ball into the Ried box. Markus Katzer found himself in space and made no mistake, rising to head the ball into the net, giving Gebauer in the… [Read more]

European dream shattered...

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Rapid arrived at the Northbank Arena knowing that only the three points could really re-ignite their european campaign. Following the 3 - 0 home victory against HSV in the opening round of matches, an astonishing 8,000 green white supporters made the trip in the belief that the unlikely could happen. The Hütteldorfers were quick out of the blocks. A good move was brought to an abrupt halt by an… [Read more]

Rapid 3 - 1 KSV: Rapid ease back into winning ways

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Saturday saw the visit of lowly Kapfenberg and an excellent chance for Rapid to get back to winning ways after Wednesday´s disappointment in Hamburg. A strong finish to the first half of the season would see the Green-Whites enjoying christmas festivities in pole position in the league.It didn´t take long for Rapid to make their intentions clear. In the first minute of the game Veli Kavlak… [Read more]

Sunday stalemate in Salzburg

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Pacult made one change to his starting 11 before this hotly anticipated encounter, Trimmel replacing Hamdi Salihi as the tactics shifted to 451. Pragmatism was at the forefront of both coaches mind, neither wanting to succumb to defeat in front of a swelled 23,000 strong gate.The opening stages saw Rapid inviting Salzburg to come onto them, seeing what the Red Bull´s could muster. The first… [Read more]

League Table

League table
Pl. Club Game Goals Pts
0. SCR Altach 0 0 0
0. FC Admira 0 0 0
0. FC RB Salzburg 0 0 0
0. FC Wacker Innsbruck 0 0 0
0. FK Austria Wien 0 0 0
0. LASK 0 0 0
0. Wolfsberger AC 0 0 0
0. SK Sturm Graz 0 0 0
0. SK Rapid 0 0 0
0. SKN St. Pölten 0 0 0
0. SV Mattersburg 0 0 0
0. TSV Hartberg 0 0 0