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Europa League: everything on Rapid Vienna, Inter's next opponent


On 14th February Luciano Spalletti's Inter will play away the first leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 against Rapid Vienna, the team designated as the Nerazzurri opponent in today's draw. Let's find out who the Nerazzurri opponents are in a nutshell.


HISTORY - Founded even in 1899, Rapid is the team that holds more Austrian titles, as many as 32, in addition to having won a German championship in 1941, even if a national success is missing from the green and white bulletin board from the 2007/08 season. On the other hand, there have been many fortunes in the European field, with the team having won only two Moppa Cups, while the best result in the Champions League dates back to the 1960/61 semifinal.


DATE - The round of sixteenths will be played on Viennese ground Thursday, February 14, 2109. Seven days later, on February 21, 2019, there will be a return to San Siro.


STADIUM - The biancoverde team plays the home games at the Allianz Stadion in Vienna, the latest generation structure inaugurated in 2016 with a capacity of 24288 seats.


CURRENT SITUATION - Currently coached by Dietmar Kühbauer, the Rapid is not an easy situation today, even in light of this last weekend, which brought with it a resounding defeat in the sentiment of Vienna derby. Austria Vienna, in fact, has even imposed 6-1 against the future opponents of the Milan team. In the championship the Rapid is currently eighth in the standings with 20 points, with 17 goals scored and 25 conceded. However, it will be necessary to evaluate the physical and athletic situation of the team, given that the Austrian championship will stop for the winter break and will reopen its doors in February.


THE PREVIOUS - The only precedent between the two teams smiles at Inter because in Vienna began the European ride in the Uefa Cup 1990/91 which ended with the conquest of the Cup by Giovanni Trapattoni's men. In the first leg in Austria Inter were defeated by 2-1 but, in the return leg played at the Bentegodi of Verona, the Nerazzurri managed to overturn the qualifying speech in extra time by imposing for 3-1, with a double by Nicola Berti and a paw by Jurgen Klinsmann.



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