It took until the second period before the Green & Whites' second division opponents created a chance, when Rapid keeper Tobias Knoflach was called into action to keep out a headed effort from a free kick. It was a show of intent from the guests, but Rapid's lead never really looked in danger and the margin could have been extended: a flowing passing move resulted in Boli Bolingoli feeding the ball into Thomas Murg, who shot just wide of the target (74.). Further opportunities came when Andrei Ivan found the side-netting and Mert Müldür had a shot saved, but the score remained 1:0 at the final whistle.
SK Rapid - FAC 1:0 (1:0)
Saturday, 19 January 2019
Trainings pitches Ernst Happel Stadium, 300 Attendance
Goal: 1:0 Pavlovic (35.);
SK Rapid (1st half): Strebinger; Thurnwald, Dibon (32. Greiml), Barac, Potzmann; Grahovac, Schwab; Knasmüllner, Berisha, Schobesberger; Pavlovic;
SK Rapid (2nd Half): Knoflach; Müldür, Greiml, Barac, Auer; Ljubicic, Martic; Ivan, Murg, Bolingoli; Pavlovic (70. Berisha - wieder eingewechselt);