Looking forward: Dates for the first team’s diary in January
As we edge towards the new year, we take a look at the programme that awaits the first team squad and coaching staff when they return from their winter break:
Late Ljubicic goal floors Rangers
On Thursday evening Rapid booked their place in the knock-out stages of the UEFA Europa League at the expense of Scottish giants Rangers. A Dejan Ljubicic goal won the night for Rapid, who progress to the final 32 alongside Villarreal.
Derby debacle in Favoriten
Rapid suffered a humbling 6:1 defeat against Austria on a Sunday afternoon to forget for all in Green & White. Match report:
Deadlock remains unbroken against Sturm
Sunday brought with it the visit of Sturm Graz to the Allianz Stadion. Rapid delivered a committed and honest performance, but the game resulted in a scoreless draw that did little to further the ambitions of either side. Match report:
Last-gasp Berisha wins it in injury time!
A dramatic 92nd minute strike from Veton Berisha was enough to beat Innsbruck in Tivoli on Sunday, as Rapid left it late to claim the three points their performance deserved. Match report:
Late Schobesberger goal seals win in Moscow!
After trailing 0:1 in freezing Moscow, Rapid battled back in the second half to beat Spartak. Goals from Müldür and Schobesberger turned it around and put Rapid's Group G destiny back in their own hands. Match report:
Lacklustre performance ends in defeat to Linz
A disappointing second half display from Rapid on Sunday saw LASK Linz claim a deserved victory in the Allianz Stadium. Match report:
Late drama denies Hütteldorfers a point
Two late goals at the end of the second half saw Rapid go down to defeat at the hands of Wolfsberg in the Lavanttal Arena. A first half goal from Thomas Murg had given Rapid the lead, but the hosts hit back in the second period to consign the Green & Whites to a first defeat in four matches.
Stalemate against Villarreal
On Thursday night Rapid and Spaniards Villarreal played out an entertaining goalless draw in Vienna. The point keeps the Hütteldorfers in the hunt for qualification from Europa League Group G: