Rapid Vienna defender TANJU KAYHAN (left) goes down with the challenge from FK Austria Vienna’s Austria international midfielder ZLATKO JUNUZOVIC, the second-leading scorer with seven Bundesliga goals for die Veilchen this season, during the 295th Wiener Stadt Derby this past December at the Franz Horr Stadion in the southern section of Austria’s capital city. (Robert Zolles/Reuters)
Approaching yet another milestone, century-old rivals FK AUSTRIA VIENNA and SK RAPID VIENNA will meet yet again on Sunday in the 296th edition of the always-entertaining WIENER STADT DERBY.
The two clubs, who have traded 1-0 victories as visitors in the two prior matches played thus far this season, are easily the most successful sides in the history of Austrian domestic football having won a combined 36 championships since the national league was first established after World War II.
The Violets are, at present, on course for a first Bundesliga championship in five seasons but the visiting Gruen-Weissen, stuck in a year-long slump and sixth in the table, will be looking play the role of spoiler and de-rail any such title aspirations :
VIENNESE DERBY, all-time record
Lge — SK Rapid Vienna 112, FK Austria Vienna 89, tied 62
Cup — FK Austria Vienna 18, SK Rapid Vienna 10, tied 3
S.C. — SK Rapid Vienna 1, FK Austria Vienna 0
total ——— SK Rapid Vienna 123, FK Austria Vienna 107, tied 65
Austria international striker and club captain ROLAND LINZ, who scored the game-winning goal for FK Austria Vienna in the first intra-city contest of this season this past September, tugs the shirt of Rapid Vienna’s Norway international defender RAGNVALD SOMA in a bid to reach the ball during the 295th Viennese Derby this past December at the Franz Horr Stadion in the southern section of Austria’s capital city. (Robert Zolles/Reuters)