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Ernst Happel Stadion (ATT 11,000) 28th November 2013 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Pawel Gil

Rapid Vienna Rapid Vienna vs FC Thun FC Thun

Rapid Vienna 2

T Boyd (17)
B Boskovic (64)

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FC Thun 1

B Sadik (61)

Europa League: Rapid Vienna beat FC Thun 2-1 in Group H

Last Updated: 28/11/13 10:24pm

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Branko Boskovic: Rapid star shields ball from Julien Gorius

Branko Boskovic: Rapid star shields ball from Julien Gorius

Rapid Vienna boosted their hopes of making the Europa League knockout stage with a 2-1 win over FC Thun 2-1 in Group H in Austria.

Goals from Terrence Boyd and Branko Boskovic helped move Rapid a point behind second-placed Dynamo Kiev as they claimed their first win of the campaign.

The two teams meet in the final match in the group in Ukraine in two weeks' time.

Bottom side Thun, however, have no chance of progressing.

Thun briefly threatened to snatch an undeserved draw when Berat Sadik brought them level in the 61st minute, but Boskovic's winner came three minutes later and helped settle any home nerves.

Rapid made the breakthrough in the 17th minute when Boyd provided a low, close-range finish to Marcel Sabitzer's ball in from the left.

The hosts' lead looked comfortable throughout the rest of the first half as Thun rarely threatened.

And the Austrians continued to hold the upper hand in the second half, Christopher Dibon getting a shot away only to see it blocked by defender Fulvio Sulmoni.

Sabitzer then had a right-footed effort from the right tipped round a post by Guillaume Faivre.

Thun equalised against the run of play in the 61st minute as Sadik bundled home Enrico Schirinzi's ball across goal, despite mishitting his finish.

But Rapid were back in front three minutes later, Boskovic firing high into the net from Guido Burgstaller's cross from the right.

Dominik Starkl forced Faivre into a save with his feet as Rapid looked to extend their lead, but they had their own keeper Jan Novota to thank at the death.

Novota parried away a Sadik shot from inside the area to ensure his side held on to all three points.

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Tables

Europa League Group A

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Apollon Limassol 0 0
2 Borussia Monchengladbach 0 0
3 FC Zurich 0 0
4 Villarreal 0 0

Europa League Group B

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Club Brugge 0 0
2 FC Copenhagen 0 0
3 HJK Helsinki 0 0
4 Torino 0 0

Europa League Group C

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Asteras Tripoli 0 0
2 Besiktas 0 0
3 Partizan Belgrade 0 0
4 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0

Europa League Group D

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 0 0
2 Dinamo Zagreb 0 0
3 FC Astra Ploiesti 0 0
4 Red Bull Salzburg 0 0

Europa League Group E

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Dynamo Moscow 0 0
2 Estoril 0 0
3 PSV Eindhoven 0 0
4 Panathinaikos 0 0

Europa League Group F

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Dnipro 0 0
2 Karabakh-Azersun 0 0
3 Inter Milan 0 0
4 St Etienne 0 0

Europa League Group G

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Feyenoord 0 0
2 Rijeka 0 0
3 Sevilla 0 0
4 Standard Liege 0 0

Europa League Group H

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Everton 0 0
2 Krasnodar 0 0
3 Lille 0 0
4 Wolfsburg 0 0

Europa League Group I

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Napoli 0 0
2 SK Slovan Bratislava 0 0
3 Sparta Prague 0 0
4 BSC Young Boys Bern 0 0

Europa League Group J

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Aalborg BK 0 0
2 Dynamo Kiev 0 0
3 Rio Ave 0 0
4 FC Steaua Bucuresti 0 0

Europa League Group K

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Dinamo Minsk 0 0
2 Fiorentina 0 0
3 Guingamp 0 0
4 PAOK Salonika 0 0

Europa League Group L

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Metalist Kharkiv 0 0
2 Legia Warsaw 0 0
3 Lokeren SNW 0 0
4 Trabzonspor 0 0