1-3 Defeat against FC Sion
FC Zurich have lost their away game against FC Sion 1-3 tonight.
In a well-balanced first half, the hosts from the canton of Valais managed to open the score on just 14 minutes. Moussa Konaté, who had given away quite a few chances in FC Sion’s last match against FC Vaduz, took advantage of a mistake by young Zurich defender Anto Grgic and put his side 1-0 up. FC Zurich were able to show an immediate reaction, though, and Armando Sadiku equalized the score 1-1 following a well-timed cross by Philippe Koch – it was the Albanian striker’s second goal of the current season.
But unfortunately, the visitors from Zurich had to concede yet another goal before the half-time whistle, when Carlitos directly converted a free-kick in the 38th minute; FC Zurich keeper Yanick Brecher did not stand a chance to save his ball.
During the second half, the team of interim head coach Massimo Rizzo pushed for the equalizer and would really have merited the 2-2. Instead, it was again Konaté, however, who finished off a swift counter-attack and put the final score to 1-3 on 79 minutes.
FC Zurich will be facing FC Tavannes-Tramelan in their Würth Swiss Cup game this Sunday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).
FC Sion - FC Zürich 3:1 (2:1)
Tourbillon - 9700 Zuschauer - SR San
Tore: 14. Konaté 1:0, 20. Sadiku 1:1, 38. Carlitos 2:1, 79. Konaté 3:1
Sion: Vanins; Zverotic, Lacroix, Ziegler, Pa Modou; Follonier (69. Zeman), Salatic, Jouassi, Carlitos (88. Assifuah); Fernandes (64. Cichero); Konaté
Zürich: Brecher: Koch, Nef, Grgic, Djimsiti; Schneuwly (76. Bua), Cabral, Kukeli, Chermiti; Sadiku (68. Simonyan), Gavranovic
Bemerkungen: Sion ohne Christofi und Ndoye (beide verletzt). Zürich ohne Alesevic, Brunner, Buff, Chiumiento, Kleiber, Schönbächler, Yapi (alle verletzt / rekonvaleszent), Baumann, Etoundi und Mariani (alle nicht im Aufgebot).
Verwarnungen: 36. Grgic (Foul), 43. Fernandes (Foul), 43. Pa Modou (Unsportlichkeit), 46. Schneuwly (Foul), 55. Lacroix (Foul), 66. Djimsiti (Foul), 69. Kukeli (Foul), 79. Konaté (Unsportlichkeit), 83. Chermiti (Foul)
Platzverweis: 92. Chermiti (2. gelbe Karte nach Unsportlichkeit)