FCB had to cover more than 5000 kilometers after the Conference League game in Kazakhstan on Thursday. The Basler wanted to postpone Sunday’s game against Lucerne due to the stresses of travel, but the central Swiss help from. Now they received the receipt for this decision-maker on the debut of interim trainer Sandro Chieffo.
After just three minutes, FCB took the lead thanks to top striker Cabral. Marius Müller then prevented the 2-0. There was little to be seen of fatigue at FCB. However: Before the break, the Basler should not be allowed to complain about a goal. Luzern found their way into the game better, but David Domgjoni missed two promising positions. With a brief tour we went into the cabin.
Consolation goal in stoppage time
The FCL does not manage to maintain the pressure after the restart. On the contrary: In the 49th minute of the game they did not defend consistently enough and Raoul Petretta scored the 2-0 with a deflected shot. Only nine minutes later, the preliminary decision. Wehrmann with the mega-buck. He lost the ball to Palacios in his own penalty area. The Argentine had no trouble pushing the play equipment past Müller.
Afterwards it was a match at eye level with chances on both sides. The game deserved more goals, but FCB and Lucerne missed many opportunities. In stoppage time, the Lucerne team managed to score the honorary goal. But it stayed that way and Basel secured three points. Due to the counters, Patrick Rahmen’s team remains on the leader from Zurich.
Voices for the game
Pascal Schürpf (FCL): “It’s brutally bitter and very sad. We have invested so much. We kept coming in front of the goal and created a lot of chances. In the end it’s earned. We gave away the goals we conceded, very unnecessarily. And if you don’t do it in the front, then you get it in the back. We just have to play. Sandro Chieffo is definitely a guy who brings new energy to the team. In the end we were just very unhappy with the deals ».
Christian Gentner (FCL): “You can also see the positive that we created something offensively, that we were brave and that we kept our opponents busy, especially in the first half. In our situation, two early goals are obviously difficult to process. The team has certainly shown that it is alive. But with mistakes like this, it becomes difficult to get the necessary points. The trainer has tried to turn the mental screw in the past few days. The many negative events in the last few weeks when & we can get out of our heads as quickly as possible. So that we can score points in the last three games and not lose touch ”.
Taulant Xhaka (FCB): “On the whole, we are very satisfied. Our trainer set us up well. The early goal naturally suited us, and we were able to build on that afterwards. Lucerne came into the game well and built up the pressure, but we can for the most part be satisfied. We had a strong week and each of us was mentally ready today ».
At today’s derby in western Switzerland between Lausanne and Geneva, the seventh placed from Geneva met the penultimate from the current Super League season. The game then kicked off at the Stade de la Tuilière with a red ball and heavy snowfall. After just six minutes, Valls already had the Geneva lead under his belt. although the Servette player failed to Lausanne goalkeeper Diaw. Then it was an even party in Lausanne without a goal at half-time.
Shortly before the break, Puertas received the red card after an unnecessary tackle, which steered the game in the direction of the guests. Shortly after the break, Servette took the lead with a goal from Kyei. About ten minutes later, Nati player Imeri scored with a direct volley to make it 2-0 for Geneva. Shortly before the end of the game, Lausanne scored the next goal, but it was denied due to an offside position. In the 87th minute, Servette shot a ball down through Antunes to make it 3-0.