EL Grp B
Date: 5:55 p.m. Nov. 5, 2020
Venue:
4 - 3
FT

Dejan Ljubicic 22' -
Scored: 22'


Kelvin Arase 79' -
Scored: 79'


Maximilian Hofmann 87' -
Scored: 87'


Yusef Demir 90' -
Scored: 90'


Scored: 7'
- Patrick Hoban 7'

Peno Scored: 81'
- David McMillan 81'

Peno Scored: 90'
- David McMillan 90' + 6'


Europa League Preview: Rapid Vienna -v- Dundalk

Wed, Nov 04 2020

None Credit: Conor Ryan

RAPID VIENNA

Austrian giants Rapid Vienna will welcome Dundalk to the Austrian capital on Thursday evening in the Europa League Group Stages (kick-off is at 5.55pm).

Rapid Vienna come into the game, like Dundalk, winless in Group B, but they will be sure-fire favourites to see off the Lilywhites in Vienna.

And their manager Didi Kühbauer is wary of the importance that the game has for his side.

“Tomorrow's game is extremely important, look around to keep chances for second place.”

And Max Ullmann – Rapid Vienna left-back – added: “We have to see that we can build on the performances of the Bundesliga.

“We know the importance of the game and will give everything for a home win.”

DUNDALK

After conceding a second-half leveller away to St Patrick’s Athletic on Sunday evening, Dundalk are back in European action on Thursday evening as they get set to face Austrians Rapid Vienna.

Dundalk made the trip to the Austrian capital on Tuesday, just hours after the city was subjected to a terrorist attack that claimed the lives of four people.

And as a result, Dundalk forward Patrick Hoban expressed his condolences to the people of the city.

“We all saw it on social media, and it was horrible to see,” he told Dundalk’s media team. “All we can do is give our condolences to the people who live here, it’s tragic really.

“It’s very sad to see what happened here in the last couple of days. We were given the go-ahead to play. That’s our job and we’re happy to be here to play the game.

“We have to try and win the game,” he added. “We have no choice. We have no points after two games but Rapid are, in my opinion, a better side than Molde. 

“They have a lot more attacking threats that we have to be wary of. I think that this is possibly one of our hardest games and we’ll have to be right on it to come away with something.”

Patrick McEleney and Dane Massey are both out for the Lilywhites tomorrow evening.

 

Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann (Malta).

 

MATCH STATS

Rapid Vienna come into the game in second position in the Austrian top-flight, with five wins and a draw to their name thus far.

They only trail RB Salzburg by two points and have scored 17 goals in their first six league games, and have conceded 7.

Dundalk on the other hand have yet to win a Europa League Group Stage away tie, with their closest effort seeing a 1-1 draw against AZ Alkmaar in 2016 when they drew 1-1/

BETTING

Rapid Vienna 1/6; Draw 11/2; Dundalk 12/1.

PREDICTION

Rapid Vienna 2 - 0 Dundalk

 

Rapid Vienna

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 

Dundalk

Injured: Patrick McEleney, Dane Massey.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


Rapid Wien
Paul Gartler
Goalkeeper
Filip Stojkovic
Booked: 27'
Defender
Maximilian Hofmann
Booked: 20'
Scored: 87'
Defender
Mateo Barac
55'
55Subbed Off: Mario Sonnleitner 55'
Defender
Thorsten Schick
Booked: 90'
Midfielder
Dejan Petrovic
72'
72Subbed Off: Sdrjan Grahovac 72'
Midfielder
© Dejan Ljubicic
Scored: 22'
Midfielder
Christoph Knasmullner
72'
72Subbed Off: Yusef Demir 72'
Midfielder
Maximilian Ullmann
Midfielder
Ercan Kara
Forward
Kelvin Arase
Scored: 79'
Forward

Substitutes
Richard Strebinger
Goalkeeper
Mario Sonnleitner
55'
55Subbed On: Mateo Barac 55'
Booked: 80'
Defender
Koya Kitagawa
Forward
Melih Ibrahimoglu
Midfield
Niklas Hedl
Goalkeeper
Leo Greiml
Defender
Sdrjan Grahovac
72'
72Subbed On: Dejan Petrovic 72'
Midfield
Yusef Demir
72'
72Subbed On: Christoph Knasmullner 72'
Scored: 90'
Forward
Deni Alar
Unknown
Dundalk
20 Aaron McCarey
Goalkeeper
15 Darragh Leahy
Defender 65'
65Subbed Off: Cameron Dummigan 65'
4 Sean Hoare
Defender
Booked: 27'
21 Daniel Cleary
Defender
Booked: 45'
44 Andy Boyle
Defender
10 Greg Sloggett
Midfielder
5 Chris Shields ©
Midfielder
2 Sean Gannon
Midfielder 65'
65Subbed Off: John Mountney 65'
6 Jordan Flores
Midfielder 76'
76Subbed Off: Sean Murray 76'
7 Michael Duffy
Midfielder 72'
72Subbed Off: Nathan Oduwa 72'
9 Patrick Hoban
Forward
Scored: 7'
76'
76Subbed Off: David McMillan 76'

Substitutes
Jamie Wynne
Midfield
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
17 Nathan Oduwa
Midfield 72'
72Subbed On: Michael Duffy 72'
16 Sean Murray
Midfield 76'
76Subbed On: Jordan Flores 76'
8 John Mountney
Midfield 65'
65Subbed On: Sean Gannon 65'
29 David McMillan
Forward 76'
76Subbed On: Patrick Hoban 76'
Peno Scored: 81'
Peno Scored: 90'
27 Daniel Kelly
Forward
3 Brian Gartland
Defender
23 Cameron Dummigan
Defender 65'
65Subbed On: Darragh Leahy 65'
Booked: 83'
Jimmy Corcoran
Goalkeeper
22 Stefan Colovic
Forward