In the Rapid camp, the draw for the group stage of the European Football League has in principle been noted with satisfaction. The Hütteldorfer were generally pleased with the prominent opponents Villarreal, Spartak Moscow and Glasgow Rangers, but also admitted that promotion to the knockout stages should be a difficult undertaking.
For the SPARTAK, the end of the dream of the first Cup semi-final several years ago was particularly bitter. At the beginning of the second half, high-profile opportunities had been left unused.
The group was "not only touristically interesting, but also athletic," said coach Goran Djuricin. The 43-year-old was particularly happy about the upcoming business trip to the Ibrox Park, the home of the Rangers. Captain Stefan Schwab is also looking forward to the Glasgow trip. "It's going to be a really cool duel and we're looking forward to entering this stadium."