The FCZ embarrassed itself at Nobody Chiasso – Lucerne defeated Thun

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Salim Khelifi (left) and FC Zurich fail in the Cup to Chiasso and Roberto Strechie.

Source: Keystone

The ten-time cup winner FC Zurich is the only team to be eliminated from the Super League in the sixteenth finals of the Swiss Cup. The FCZ lost 2: 3 in Chiasso.

For the people of Zurich, who won the Cup trophy in 2016 and 2018, it is an unparalleled embarrassment, especially since their opponent, FC Chiasso, ended last season in the Challenge League as the last one, and only because of the regulatory effects of the coronavirus pandemic did not have to relegate to the Promotion League. The last time the FCZ was eliminated from a lower class nine years ago. However, this was FC St. Gallen, which immediately rose back to the upper house

The decision in the Comunale of Chiasso was made in the 88th minute by a strictly imposed hand penalty used by the Frenchman Sofian Bahloul. The 20-year-old attacking player also scored the 1-0 in the 17th minute. And almost hit before. But his flick in the 6th minute hit goalie Yanick Brecher against the crossbar. In the last Challenge League season, Bahloul scored ten times for Chiasso.

The people of Zurich also had a double goal scorer in their ranks. The returnees Assan Ceesay scored to 1: 2 and 2: 2. After half an hour, FCZ lost its strong central defender Becir Omeragic, who was most recently deployed for the national team, through an injury.

Schulz shoots Lucerne to victory

In the big game of the sixteenth finals, Thun lost at home to Lucerne 0-1. After 58 minutes, Marvin Schulz met after the Lucerne had checkmated the Thun defense with an attack over several stations.

Thun had largely dominated for a long time and worked out more dangerous scenes in the penalty area, the Lucerne missed by far the greatest chance of the first half. Marvin Schulz Ibrahima Ndiaye released Ibrahima Ndiaye in the only quick counterattack that the Bernese Oberlanders made possible for the Lucerne. The Senegalese missed the empty goal at close range at the left post, although Schulz’s cross pass had not been kicked sharply. It was a scene for any anthology of miserably wasted opportunities.

Thun played without Leonardo Bertone, a key player from the spring. The Bernese, two-time YB master player, gets approval despite an ongoing contract. He’s looking for a new employer, a club in the Super League or abroad.

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