Rapid Vienna defeats Vitesse Arnheim in the Conference League

The SK Rapid wins on Thursday in the Allianz Stadium in the first leg of the Playoff of the UEFA Conference League against Vitesse Arnhem with 2: 1. The votes to the game.

The Hütteldorfer put an impressive flash start in passage. After 33 seconds, new entry Ferdy Druijf brought the SK Rapid to the dimensional edge of Robert Ljubicic by head in the lead. As a result, the Viennese created further opportunities.

From this, Marco Grüll was able to beat capital 15 minutes later: the national player grabbed the ball on the side line, went to the dribbling and completed to the 2-0. The Allianz stadium stood head. With a two-goal leadership, the crew of Coach Ferdinand Feldhofer went to the halftime.

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Halftime Two showed the Dutcher improved – at the latest after the yellow-red card for Dejan Stojkovic. Lois Openda finally succeeded in connecting goals to 1: 2, but rapid trembled the victory over time. After closing whistle Feldhofer annoyed himself above all over the hard exclusion of Stojkovic. “The referee was overwhelmed on both sides,” said Feldhofer. “I’m not sure if there was a contact at all.”

Feldhofer: “Had the 3: 0 or 4: 0 have to do”

Before the hectic closing phase, it missed Rapid to get the sack – that confidently confessed Feldhofer: “We would have to make the 3: 0 or 4: 0.” In the starting element was for the first time since his return Yusuf Demir. After an hour the talent had to from the square: “His performance was absolutely okay, he has rained everything he has had available. I did not expect miracle things as many other.” We can build on it. “

Ex-Austria Coach Thomas Lens, now at Vitesse on the sideline, the game found “funny”. We are started, as it can not be worse. If you check such goals and badly defends in other situations, you have to be glad to stay in the game,” says Lens.

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Finally, Vitesse was better in the game: “After that, we had many top chances. To host with a defeat, hurt. What’s worth the result, we know next week. If you see the first half, we have to be satisfied with the result. If you have The second half sees, you have to say, there was more inside for us. Rapid was much more aggressive in the two-fighting. We did not accept this fight in the first half. “