I had the opportunity to see Rapid play this past summer while traveling through europe. It was quite the coincidence. Im on the Vienna underground and I notice alot of football fans out, it was mid-July, so I know the season didnt start yet, but i thought their might be a friendly. Then I noticed people wearing Liverpool shirts, so its Liverpool vs Rapid Wien in a friendly at the Ernst Happel Stadium. I managed to get a ticket from a scalper outside for about 30EU, quite pricey, but when in Rome....
The ticket was for the Rapid Ultra's section. Just to be safe, I bought a Rapid scarf as well, and its a good thing I did because those fans are absolutely NUTS. I was right in the thick of it all. When I got to my seat, I was surround by drunk Rapid fans who told me that its not my seat and I could sit in the row in front. I showed them my ticket and we started to chat it up. He got quite friendly and it was all cool from their.
Very intense atmosphere, and their homes games are in a smaller stadium, so the away game is going to be tough.
Well anyways, Rapid won 1 - 0.
One thing that happened that I found hilarious was when Rapid scored, but it was ruled offside. No argument, clear offside, but my section went berserk, and I noticed in the top left corner of my eye and big cup of beer flying down to the rows in the front, splashing everyone. Pretty funny.
Well thats the story of the day.
Key player for Rapid is Steffan Hoffman. He actually scored with a free kick during that game....and yes Benayoun did play.
When i get home from work, Ill post some pics