Rapid Wien v Athletic background

Athletic are vying with Genk to finish first in Group F as they conclude their campaign with a trip to Rapid Wien, who can finish no higher than third.

Aritz Aduriz has led Athletic's charge into the knockout round
Aritz Aduriz has led Athletic's charge into the knockout round ©AFP/Getty Images

Athletic are already in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 and will attempt to claim first place in Group F when they visit a Rapid Wien side who can finish no higher than third.

• Athletic and Genk both have nine points and are through. Genk, who finish at Sassuolo, have an away goals head-to-head advantage so will finish top if they are level on points with Athletic.

• Rapid and Sassuolo are level on five points. The teams drew 1-1 in Austria and 2-2 in Italy, meaning Rapid have an away goals head-to-head advantage so will finish third if the pair end level on points.

Previous meetings
• Beñat Extebarria scored the only goal as Athletic beat Rapid 1-0 on matchday two.

• Rapid's record in 14 encounters with Spanish clubs is W3 D2 L9 (W3 D0 L3).

• Athletic's record in seven matches with Austrian sides is W4 D2 L1 (W1 D1 L1 at home). They have yet to lose (W2 D1) or concede a goal in Austria.

Form guide
• Rapid have not won in four Group F games (D2 L2) since beating Genk 3-2 on matchday one.

• Athletic won all three of their home games in Group F, but have lost both of their matches on the road.

• Rapid made it through the UEFA Europa League group stage for the first time in 2015/16 following four unsuccessful attempts, but have missed out again this time.

• Losing finalists in 1977 and 2012, Athletic have now made it through five of their six UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League group stage campaigns.

Links and trivia
• The journey from Bilbao to Vienna is around 1,600km.

• Aritz Aduriz is the top scorer in this season's UEFA Europa League with six goals; he was also top scorer in last season's competition with ten, breaking Alan Shearer's record to become the oldest top marksman in any edition of the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League – he was aged 35 years and 97 days on the day of the final.

• Aduriz is now six goals clear of Fernando Llorente as Athletic's all-time European top scorer, with 22 goals.

• Athletic have won 42 corners in the group stage – nine more than any other side.

• Rapid boast Spanish talent in striker Tomi Correa, who represented Tenerife, Logroñés and Teguesta before moving to Austria in 2009.

The coaches
• Damir Canadi replaced Mike Büskens as Rapid coach on 11 November in the wake of some disappointing domestic results. A midfielder who started his career with Austria Wien, he previously coached in Europe with Altach in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League qualifiers.

• Ernesto Valverde took charge of Athletic for a second time in June 2013, having led his old club from 2003 to 2005. The former forward later steered Espanyol to the 2007 UEFA Cup final, landed three Greek titles with Olympiacos and coached Villarreal and Valencia.

Chapecoense commemoration
Teams taking part in all of the matchday six UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League fixtures will observe a minute's silence to pay respect to the victims of last week's air disaster involving the Chapecoense team and accompanying delegation.

The Brazilian club lost most of their players and coaching staff in the accident, which occurred in Colombia, where Chapecoense were due to play the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final against Atlético Nacional.

"European football is united in expressing its deepest sympathy to Chapecoense, the Brazilian Football Confederation [CBF], CONMEBOL and the families of all the victims," said UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin. "This tragedy has shaken the world of football, and we would like to send our support to all of those affected by it."