FC Zurich Beats FC Thun 3-1
FC Zurich have won their Super League home game against FC Thun 3-1 this afternoon – their third win in a row.
After just two minutes, FC Zurich had their first opportunity of the game when a free kick by Loris Benito from around 25 metres was just marginally wide. In the 12th minute, the team from Thun had the best chance of the match so far: after a one-two with Christian Schneuwly, Ferreira found himself in front of the Zurich goal, but his shot was too weak and hit directly at the keeper.
On 22 minutes, Etoundi set up Gavranovic nicely on the edge of the box, and the Swiss international managed to beat FC Thun keeper Faivre with a well-placed shot in the bottom-left corner. FC Zurich now had the best period of the whole game, and less than 10 minutes after the 1-0, it was Etoundi’s turn to score and increase the home side’s lead to 2-0.
Just before the half-time whistle, Zurich keeper Da Costa just barely got his hand on the ball after a corner and deflected a header by Sadik against the post. Although FC Zurich kept on looking for the 3-0 and the ultimate winner, they were not able to convert any of their several good opportunities. Instead, Marco Schneuwly scored the 2-1 for FC Thun out of the blue 20 minutes before the final whistle. But FC Zurich kept their cool and would not let this goal deter them – they did not grant FC Thun any more chances, and newly signed forward Armando Sadiku scored his first ever goal in a competitive match for the club and decided the game once and for all.
FC Zurich will be facing FC Aarau in their next away game this coming Saturday.
FC Zurich - FC Thun 3-1 (2-0)
Letzigrund – attendance: 7,629 – referee: Jaccottet
Goals: 22 Gavranovic 1-0, 30 Etoundi 2-0, 72 Marco Schneuwly 2-1, 88 Sadiku 3-1
FC Zurich: Da Costa; Philippe Koch, Teixeira, Djimsiti; Buff; Schönbächler, Rikan, Chiumiento (75 Kukuruzovic), Benito; Etoundi (59 Sadiku), Gavranovic (86 Chikhaoui)
FC Thun: Faivre; Lüthi, Reinmann, Sulmoni, Wittwer; Ferreira (68 Cassio), Sanogo, Christian Schneuwly, Siegfried (60 Marco Schneuwly), Nikci (83 Sutter); Sadik
Notes: FC Zurich without Pedro Henrique (suspended), Brunner, Chermiti, Nef (all injured), Kecojevic (ill), Di Gregorio, Elvedi, Raphael Koch, Kukeli and Malloth (all not in the squad) FC Thun without Schirinzi, Ziffi (both suspended), Bättig, Hediger (both injured), Chihadeh, Frey, Ruberto and Schindelholz (all not in the squad). 8 goal by Rikan disallowed for offside. 38 Gavranovic hits the post. 43 Da Costa deflects Sadik’s header against the post. 76 goal by Gavranovic disallowed for offside.
Bookings: 67 Wittwer (foul), 81 Marco Schneuwly (foul), 89 Sadiku (excessive goal celebration)