Today, Wednesday, the opponent of Rapid Vienna was drawn in the second qualifying round of the Conference League. Rapid meets either Lechia Gdańsk from Poland or Akademija Pandev (North Macedonia). Akademija Pandev finished second in the Prva Makedonska Liga last season. Lechia finished fourth in the Polish Ekstraklasa. The first leg will take place on July 21st. The second leg will take place on July 28th.
Rapid qualified for the European competition after beating WSG Tirol 2:1. Last year you entered the second round of the Champions League qualification. Back then, Sparta Prague had to admit defeat after a 2-1 win in the first leg, 2-0 in Prague. So it went for Rapid in the Europa League. Hütteldorfer finished third behind the later semi-finalists West Ham United and the Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb. In the play-off they lost out to Vitesse Arnhem. Rapid was seeded in the draw in Group 4 this Wednesday, as were Young Boys Bern (Switzerland), Osijek (Croatia) and the winners of the duels Flora Tallinn (Estonia) – Seinäjoki (Finland) and Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Differdange (Luxembourg). ).