Austria – Glasgow: While Rapid Wien has to go to the Rangers (21.00), FC Salzburg welcomes their rival Celtic (18.55).
Glasgow, Salzburg – the new start of Rapid Vienna under Didi Kühbauer begins today (21 o’clock, live pulse 4) in the Ibrox park. The Hütteldorfer accompanied by 1500 fans aim for at least a draw against the Scottish record champion. „Our goal is not to lose and to have the courage to want to score three points,“ Kühbauer explained.
The turbulences of the past days may be no more topic in Glasgow, demanded the 47-Jhrige. „We must appear positively and this garbage, which was before, into the ton to hew. Against the Rangers one cannot allow oneself any weaknesses, either mentally or physically. „They are two or three classes stronger at home. But if we take something with us, we’ll be well placed in the Europa League,“ Kühbauer said. At the start of the Europa League, Rapid had beaten Moscow 2-0 Spartak.
With broad chest and good memories Red Bull Salzburg goes today (18.55 o’clock/live DAZN) into the home game against Celtic Glasgow. Four years ago they celebrated a 3-1 away win against the Scots and scored a 2-2 win at home. The goal is crystal clear: „We want to win,“ said coach Marco Rose. „We could steer a lot of things in the right direction“.
The German alluded to the situation in Group B, where they want to add to the 3-2 opening success in Leipzig. Celtic also won two weeks ago and beat Rosenborg Trondheim 1-0 at home. „You can’t believe that Celtic is a typical Scottish team that hits a lot of long balls,“ Rose noted. „They are a team with a very clear playing field and play a very well-groomed football“.
Apropos Red Bull: Leipzig is playing against Rosenborg Trondheim in parallel today. The Saxons can hardly wait for a warm reception in the already cold Trondheim. With icy words Rune Bratseth, manager of the record champion, considered the spicy constellation with two clubs funded by Red Bull. „When I saw the two clubs with RB at the front of our group, I naturally had to think: Is that allowed? People think when they play against each other and ask what happens when the penultimate matchday is and maybe both need a point,“ Bratseth recently asked in a WDR interview. „If they are legally right, it doesn’t mean that it is morally right. It doesn’t feel good.“ The former Bremen regionalist is not alone with this opinion.