The road to the final!
After the Celtic match further legendary ties lay in store: in the quarter finals Rapid trailed opponents Dynamo Dresden 0:3 after the first leg. After thirty-seven minutes of the second leg in Vienna, the Green & Whites had already restored parity in the tie, and would go on to win the match 5:0. In the semi-final Dynamo Moscow were seen off by an aggregate score line of 4:1 as Rapid advanced to the final to face newly crowned English champions Everton.
Here the dream came to an end as Everton emerged victorious, winning 3:1. However, Hans Krankl achieved another milestone in his illustrious career when he netted the first ever goal scored by an Austrian club side in a European final. The pain of defeat wasn’t to remain long though, as the Hütteldorfers went on to beat city rivals Austria Vienna to secure their third cup win on the trot via a penalty shootout following a tense final.