FC Zurich Suffer Resounding Defeat against Grasshopper Club
FC Zurich have lost this afternoon’s derby against local rivals Grasshopper Club 0-5.
The home side took the lead just 15 minutes in following a blunder in FC Zurich’s defense: A back pass by defender Djimsiti turned out way too short and became the perfect assist for Dabbur, who got the opportunity to sprint towards the Zurich goal unchallenged, dribbled past keeper Favre and netted in to put Grasshopper Club 1-0 up.
FC Zurich for their part played some appealing football throughout the first half, but unfortunately, they were missing both precision and efficiency in front of the goal and, as a result, chances by Grgic, Buff and Bua were left unused.
Although FC Zurich were the more active side at this stage of the game, it was Grasshopper Club who created more dangerous and clear-cut opportunities for themselves – no less than four within just eight minutes: neither Dabbur (deflected shot), nor Tarashaj (strike against the crossbar and dangerous shot from 18 meters) or Källström (powerful shot from long range) were successful.
During the second forty-five minutes, Grasshopper Club controlled the action on the pitch almost at will, and the 2-0 by Ravet on 58 minutes already decided the game. Until the final whistle, FC Zurich’s players lacked defensive organization, which allowed Grasshopper Club to score three more goals to put the final score to 5-0.
FC Zurich will be facing FC Sion in their next home game this coming Saturday evening (kick-off 5.45pm).
Grasshopper Club Zürich - FC Zürich 5:0 (1:0)
Letzigrund - 14 000 Zuschauer - SR Schärer
Tore: 15. Dabbur 1:0, 58. Ravet 2:0, 64. Tarashaj 3:0, 71. Caio 4:0, 91. Källström 5:0
Grasshopper Club: Vasic; Bauer, Pnishi, Gülen, Lüthi; Basic, Källström; Ravet (82. Gjorgjev), Tarashaj (80. Brahimi), Caio (85. Kamberi); Dabbur
Zürich: Favre; Brunner, Nef, Djimsiti, Vinicius; Grgic, Yapi; Buff, Gavranovic (67. Chermiti), Bua; Etoundi (67. Sadiku)
Bemerkungen: GC ohne Kubli (rekonvaleszent) und Mall (U21), Zürich ohne Koch (gesperrt), Kukeli, Schönbächler (beide verletzt/rekonvaleszent), Baumann, Chiumiento, Kecojevic, Kleiber, Sarr und Simonyan (alle nicht im Aufgebot). 43. Tarashai trifft die Latte.
Verwarnungen: 21. Gülen (Foul), 50. Grgic (Foul), 66. Vinicius (Reklamieren), 90. Buff (Foul), 93. Sadiku (Unsportlichkeit)