FC Zurich beat Grasshopper Club 3:1
FC Zurich have won the 273rd Zurich derby against Grasshopper Club 3:1 tonight.
After just seven minutes, Kharabadze opened the score as he headed home a corner by Benjamin Kololli to put the home side 1:0 in front. In the 15th minute, the visitors came close to equalizing when Julien Ngoy's deflected finish bounced off the crossbar.
In the 38th minute, Grasshopper Club managed to equalize the score at 1:1 after Raphael Holzhauser converted a penalty. And before the half-time break, FC Zurich keeper Yanick Brecher kept out a header by Aleksandar Cvetkovic thanks to a magnificent save.
Shortly after the half-time break, Kharabadze almost scored his second goal of the evening, but his powerful shot hit the crossbar (49th minute). Although FC Zurich then had several promising opportunities, the home team only took the lead again in the 81st minute when defender Andreas Maxsø scored the 2:1. And just four minutes later, Domgjoni even scored the 3:1 in favor of FC Zurich with a strong shot (85 th minute).
Grasshopper Club were not able to react to this two-goal deficit and FC Zurich celebrated their third victory in the third Zurich derby this season.
Next Thursday evening, 14 February 2019, FC Zurich will be hosting SSC Naples in the UEFA Europa League (kick-off 9pm).