Young Boys is in full swing. The three-time Swiss champion signed his 7th consecutive victory by beating Servette 2-0 in the Super League on Sunday. Sion, for its part, slipped to 9th place.
Better not face Young Boys right now. At least in the first half. After the three registered last week in Lugano, then against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday, the Bernese have this time spent two in Servette on Sunday.
They were helped a little. By the poor appreciation of Steve Rouiller after only four minutes of play, in particular. On an opponent’s corner, the Servettian defender wanted to clear his shin, but instead found his own goal. If he was not far from catching up on a head slammed by Von Ballmoos (38th), Rouiller assisted as a spectator at the well-placed head of Jean-Pierre Nsame on a cross from Maceiras (41st).
Four days before their return match at Bayer, YB has therefore managed its advantage. There was no need to do more to increase their lead at the top of the league, which now stands at eighteen points after Basel’s 0-0 draw against Lausanne on Saturday. Enough to move in Germany with a certain confidence, amplified by the 4-3 victory of the first leg.
A point not so beneficial for Zion
Sion, for his part, had a nice opportunity to breathe some fresh air, by moving to Zurich. And the Valaisans quickly put themselves in the right direction, since with a nice strike from the entrance to the area, Luca Clemenza scored his first goal in the Super League, after only twelve minutes of the game. Sion controlled and was saw rewarded with a penalty. But Anto Grgic, the man in shape of the moment on the Sedun side, stumbled on Yannick Brecher (31st).
It does not forgive. Less than ten minutes later, Blaz Kramer could equalize by touching a cross from Antonio Marchesano with the tip of his foot. A goal which, for the anecdote, must have provoked the joy of the dog of Ancillo Canepa, president of the FCZ. Indeed, the canine left the presidential box to find itself, somewhat lost, on the lawn. Before his master has to come down from the stand to retrieve him.
The Valaisans, who finished at ten after the expulsion for two yellow cards from Wesley in the 88th, will not smile for long. Because this point taken outside is not so beneficial. Worse, Sion is now 9th in the standings.
Lucerne managed the feat of winning in Lugano, where it was still 2-1 down ten minutes from time. But a double from Varol Tasar (81st and a superb free kick in the 88th) allows Fabio Celestini’s troop to get out of the red zone.
The Valais club is thus one point behind the Central Swiss team and four ahead of the red lantern Vaduz. While knowing that a Vaduz-Lucerne must be caught on Wednesday. Zion will be forced to follow him closely.