With an average age of just 22.7 years, RHC Uri traveled to western Switzerland with a young group. However, with David Gonçalves a veteran in the ranks of the bulls was responsible for the first goal against Geneva. Less than two minutes into the game, referees pointed to the penalty spot after a foul in the opponent’s penalty area. Uri’s player-coach David Gonçalves didn’t let himself be bitten twice and scored the 0:1 lead. If the Calvinstätter didn’t integrate with the early lead of the guests, they died out five minutes later every day to make it 1-1 with a penalty.
As a result, the hosts dominated the game and strengthened themselves in the 11th minute with a long shot to make it 2:1. The view of the man behind Marc Blöchlinger from Uri was blocked. In the 13th minute, the Geneva team took advantage of a carelessness in the Uri defense and increased the lead to 3:1 with a simple one-two. A flaw in the people of Uri that had already been believed to have been remedied flared up again after the tea break. The notorious bear market after the break broke RHC Uri’s neck. Less than two minutes after the restart, they were already 5:1 behind. At first, Louis Brenas was able to shoot unhindered to the height of the penalty area. In the same minute, Geneva’s new signing Gaël Jimenez pushed the ball past Marc Blöchlinger’s Schönern in the familiar manner.
Then the guests change the goalkeeper. Pedro Kellner did a good job and was only beaten in the 36th minute after a nice solo run by the strong Gaël Jimenez. However, the people of Uri gave a sign of life. In the 39th minute David Gonçalves went around the opposing goalkeeper and netted the ball to make it 6:2, and in the 44th minute Patrick Greimel deflected the ball to make it 6:3.
Since Pedro Kellner slipped a ball between the beautiful teams shortly before the end of the game, it was 7:3 for the favored Geneva team. Uri coach David Gonçalves said after the game: “We were too careless in defense today and weren’t up to our task after the break. It is important to eliminate these mistakes by next weekend.” (PD)