FC Zurich Draw FC St Gallen 1-1
This afternoon’s Super League game between FC Zurich and FC St Gallen has ended in a 1-1 draw.
Asmir Kajevic missed the first promising scoring opportunity of the day in the 17th minute when St Gallen keeper Lopar saved his shot from five metres. A try from long range by Gilles Yapi one minute later and an attempt by Rodriguez after around half an hour were also denied.
A few moments into the second half, Russo tried to beat Da Costa with a header, but the Zurich keeper saved the ball. On 57 minutes, captain Yassine Chikhaoui finally opened the score when Besle fouled Amine Chermiti in the box and Chikhaoui converted the penalty due without any problems – 1-0 for the home side.
After this deficit, the visitors from St Gallen further increased their efforts and their pressure on the FC Zurich goal: A shot by Roberto Rodriguez hit the crossbar and a try by Facchinetti bounced off the woodwork just a few minutes later.
On 73 minutes, Goran Karanovic deflected a cross into the Zurich net, equalizing the score to 1-1. Despite some promising chances on either side of the pitch, this result remained until the final whistle.
FC Zurich will be facing FC Lucerne in their next home game this coming Saturday evening.
FC Zürich - FC St.Gallen 1:1 (0:0)
Letzigrund - 12 351 Zuschauer - SR Erlachner
Tore: 58. Chikhaoui (Foulpenalty) 1:0, 73. Karanovic 1:1
Zürich: Da Costa; Philippe Koch, Nef, Elvedi; Yapi, Kajevic; Francisco Rodriguez, Chiumiento (81. Maurice Brunner), Buff (73. Djimsiti); Chikhaoui, Etoundi (41. Chermiti)
St.Gallen: Lopar; Thrier, Russo, Besle, Facchinetti; Mathys (81. Mutsch), Tafer, Janjatovic, Everton, Roberto Rodriguez (87. Lenjani); Cavusevic (68. Karanovic)
Bemerkungen: Zürich ohne Gavranovic, Kecojevic, Raphael Koch, Rikan, Sadiku, Schönbächler (alle verletzt / rekonvaleszent), Kukeli (krank), Cédric Brunner, Malloth und Oberlin (alle nicht im Aufgebot). St.Gallen ohne Tréand (gesperrt), Montandon (verletzt), Babic, Kapiloto, Kovacic, Sikorski und Stevic (alle nicht im Aufgebot). 65. Lattenschuss von Roberto Rodriguez. 69. Lattenschuss von Facchinetti.
Verwarnungen: 57. Besle (Foul), 71. Yapi und Janjatovic (beide Unsportlichkeit), 76. Philippe Koch (Foul)