FC Zurich Beats Young Boys Berne 4:2
It’s done: After beating Young Boys Berne 4:2 at the Stade de Suisse this afternoon, FC Zurich has definitely qualified for the Europa League next season. The team of head coach Urs Meier came up on top and celebrated a well-deserved win thanks to a very strong offensive performance.
After FC Zurich had gone behind early on in the game – Samuel Afum had put the home side 1:0 up – the players showed a very powerful reaction and managed to turn the match around in the first half still: First, Josip Drmic scored the equalizer and, shortly after, Amine Chermiti put FC Zurich in the lead.
A little over 10 minutes had been played in the second half when it looked like the game was decided: Milan Gajic increased FC Zurich’s lead (3:1) from the spot, and Mario Gavranovic converted a deflection on Young Boys keeper Marco Wölfli to score the 4:1 only four minutes later. Alexander Farnerud‘s 2:4 revived the home fans’ hopes for victory, but it was not to be for the Young Boys: FC Zurich defended the lead without any difficulty and won another vital three points.
With this victory, FC Zurich has not only consolidated its fourth place in the Super League table, the team has now also won 35 points in 2013, which makes it the most successful team of the league this year. Next Wednesday, FC Zurich will be facing FC Thun in its last home game of the 2012/2013 season.
BSC Young Boys - FC Zurich 2:4 (1:2)
Stade de Suisse – attendance: 15,127 – referee: Erlachner
Goals: 7 Afum 1:0, 19 Drmic 1:1, 33 Chermiti 1:2, 52 Gajic (penalty) 1:3, 56 Gavranovic 1:4, 65 Farnerud 2:4
BSC Young Boys: Wölfli; Zverotic, Nef, Veskovac, Raimondi; Bertone (76 Gonzalez); Nuzzolo (58 Sutter), Farnerud, Costanzo, Gerndt (61 Tabakovic); Afum
FC Zurich: Da Costa; Philippe Koch, Raphael Koch, Djimsiti, Benito; Gajic, Kukuruzovic; Schönbächler, Gavranovic (74 Glarner), Drmic (67 Chikhaoui); Chermiti (82 Jahovic)
Notes: BSC Young Boys without Spycher, Frey (both suspended), Doubai, Simpson, Zarate, Christian Schneuwly (all injured) and Martinez (national team). FC Zurich without Buff (suspended), Chiumiento, Kukeli, Mariani (all injured) and Gonçalves Caetano (not on the squad).
Bookings: 51 Zverotic (foul), 81 Da Costa (time wasting)