Swiss Super League - Round 24
A Game of Thrones.
Games & Results
Servette FC - FC Zürich 1:2 (0:0)
Zürich showed why they are the best team this spring. 16 points from 6 games - more than anyone else. Zürich dominated the game and were in front after 63 minutes thanks to a beautiful finish by Chermiti. Karanovic equalised by scoring a penalty just ten minutes later. Five minutes before the final whistle, manager Meier subbed Chermiti for Jahovic who thanked him by scoring the winning goal.
Young Boys - FC Sion 0:0 (0:0)
Neo-/Pseudo-manager Gattuso feels Sion are missing the creative spark in midfield. Therefore he decided to try an Italian specialty: 3-5-2. Three CBs, two wing-backs and Gattuso-himself as the «Number 6» - the lone defensive mid. Sion all everything imaginable just couldn't score. YB had one chance - a Farnerud-penalty which was cleared by Sion-keeper Vanins.
FC Basel - FC Thun 1:0 (0:0)
Basel should've been fatigued after the mid-week intermezzo at Zenit - but weren't. Basel had chance after chance - and missed all. Ref Hänni missed two obvious penalties as well. After 55 minutes, the Ref compensates his faulty decisions and gifted Basel a penalty - which Frei missed. After 80 minutes Streller scored a volley to overtake GC in the table. If they weren't to win the game later this afternoon, they were going to be dethroned.
GC Zürich - FC Luzern 0:0 (0:0)
This morning Lucerne keeper Zibung must've got up and thought "Hey, today I'm going to be Dani Lopar!". He doesn't look like him at all, but he made the same miraculous saves Lopar has done all season. "You get a shot, you get a shot - everyone gets a shot" was GC's approach - and all failed. The result of that was not only a 0:0 but losing the leader-position to Basel.
FC St. Gallen - FC Lausanne-Sport 3:1 (3:1)
AFG Arena - 10,725 spectators - Ref Erlacher
FC St. Gallen: Lopar; Martic, Besle, Montandon, Pa Modou; Wüthrich (80' Mathys), Nater, Janjatovic, Nushi (90' Lenjani); Scarione; Ishak (73' Etoundi).
Lausanne: Debonnaire; Chahksi, Katz, Tall, Facchinetti; Martin (75' Kamber), Sanogo; Lalonga, Tafer (36' Marazzi), Khelifi (79' Tapoko).
Goals: 1:0 Wüthrich (18'), 2:0 Besle (25'), 3:0 Besle (31'), 3:1 Moussilou (41').
Bookings: 65' Sanogo (Foul), 73' Facchinetti (Foul).
Notes: St. Gallen with Herzog (GK), Stocklasa, Etoundi, Schönenberger, Mathys, Lenjani, Tadic on the bench. Without Mutsch, Cavusevic (both injured), Kovacic, Ivic, Kovacevic, Hämmerli and Lehmann (all not called up). Lausanne without Roux (suspended), de la Torre, Avanzini, Meoli, Guie Guie, Sonnerat and Lavanchy (all injured).
In comparison to the game against Thun, Saibene changed six positions. Montandon, Belse and Janjatovic came back from suspension, Martic replaced the injured Mutsch and Wüthrich and Nushi started on the wings.
Ishak started as the only striker and it worked very well. After 15 minutes he already had 3 good chances. Nushi and Wüthrich worked well to make it 1:0 nevertheless. From my point of view, the goal involved a LOT of luck. Wüthrich's finish was bad, but it was enough.
Shortly after that, Besle scored from a corner. Two minutes after that goal, Nushi was fouled in the box but the ref didn't award a penalty. The Espen didn't care and Besle scored again from the fourth corner of the game. These were Besle's first and second goals of the season!
SG were in total control of the game and never gave the impression of not winning the game.
And now I'm off cos I'm damn tired ;)
- 1. Streller, FC Basel, 13 Goals
- 2. Oscar Scarione, FC St. Gallen, 10 Goals
- 3. Anatole Ngamukol, GC Zürich, 9 Goals
- 1. Valentin Stocker, FC Basel, 9 Assists
- 2. Izet Hajrovic, GCZ, 6 Assists
- 2. Nassim Ben Khalifa, GCZ, 6 Assists
- 3. Oscar Scarione, GCZ, 6 Assists
- 3. Marco Streller, FCB, 5 Assists
- 3. Christian Schneuwly, YB, 5 Assists