FC Zurich Beat FC Sion 1-0 at Home
FC Zurich have won their last Super League game in 2015 against FC Sion 1-0 tonight and have finished the first half of the 2015/16 season in 9th place. Franck Etoundi scored the only goal of the evening.
The visitors from the canton of Valais had the better start to the encounter, whereas the home side needed approximately 20 minutes to get into the action. But then, 24 minutes in, Etoundi opened the score for the home side following a well-timed through ball by Mario Gavranovic – the Cameroonian striker dribbled past Vanins, the FC Sion keeper, and slid the ball into the net from a narrow angle to make the score 1-0.
Just a few minutes later, the visitors were unlucky as a shot by Edimilson bounced off the crossbar. Further chances by Assifuah (35) and again Edimilson (40) were denied by FC Zurich keeper Favre without any problems.
After the half-time break, FC Zurich had a few opportunities to double their lead to 2-0, but unfortunately, all of these were missed. This negligence almost turned out to be the home side’s downfall on 67 minutes, when Follonier appeared in front of Favre’s goal completely unmarked. But luckily enough, the Zurich keeper was able to save the ball and FC Zurich got to celebrate a 1-0 home win.
Next Saturday evening, FC Zurich will be facing FC Thun away in their Würth Swiss Cup quarter final (kick-off 6.30pm).
FC Zürich - FC Sion 1:0 (1:0)
Letzigrund - 6815 Zuschauer - SR Schnyder
Tor: 24. Etoundi 1:0
Zürich: Favre; Koch, Nef, Kecojevic, Vinicius (75. Di Gregorio); Cabral, Yapi; Buff (72. Schneuwly), Gavranovic (93. Alesevic), Bua; Etoundi
Sion: Vanins; Rüfli, Lacroix, Zverotic, Pa Modou; Ndoye, Kouassi (68. Akolo) ; Fernandes, Bia, Carlitos; Assifuah (63. Follonier)
Bemerkungen: Zürich ohne Grgic (gesperrt), Schönbächler (verletzt/rekonvaleszent), Brunner, Chermiti (beide krank), Baumann, Chiumiento, Djimsiti, Kleiber und Kukeli (alle nicht im Aufgebot). Sion ohne Karlen, Konaté, Mboyo, Salatic, Zeman, Ziegler (alle verletzt/rekonvaleszent) und Ramirez (nicht im Aufgebot). 30. Lattenschuss Fernandes.
Verwarnung: 90. Zverotic (Foul)
Platzverweis: 87. Ndoye (Foul)