FC Zurich suffer 0:1 defeat against FC Lugano
FC Zurich have lost their away game against FC Lugano 0:1 tonight.
After a rather defensive start by the two teams and only a few scoring opportunities on either side of the pitch, the home side from Lugano took the lead in the 36th minute, when Custodio opened the score 1:0 with a shot from long range. The visitors from Zurich, on the other hand, only managed to create a couple of chances for themselves throughout the first half.
Only moments after the second half had kicked off, FC Zurich then had a very promising opportunity to go 1:1 level through Kololli: However, his shot after a delivery by Henri Koide was slightly off target and the ball bounced off the right post of the Lugano goal (46th minute). FC Zurich kept on looking for the equalizer, granting FC Lugano plenty of space to launch several quick counterattacks, which were left unused, though. Consequently, the score remained unchanged 1:0 until the final whistle, Lugano grabbing the three points and FC Zurich leaving the pitch empty-handed.
Next Saturday evening, 25 July 2020, FC Zurich will be hosting FC St Gallen at the Letzigrund Stadium (kick-off 8.30pm).