FC Zurich U21 Wins Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup!
For the third year in a row, FC Zurich’s U21 team reached the final of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup without conceding a single goal. The final itself was then a rather clear-cut matter – coach Artur Petrosyan‘s players beat Brazilian club Botafogo 5:0.
FC Zurich’s players dominated the final from kick-off and Silvano Schäppi scored the 1:0 after a magnificent attack in the 7th minute. Markaj, captain Kleiber and again Markaj increased the score to 4:0 before the half-time whistle. It was a very impressive performance by FC Zurich’s U21 team. In the 47th minute, Fabio Schmid scored the final goal of the game with a header.
Thierry Ursprung was voted best goalkeeper of the tournament.
14,300 spectators came to see the games on the two days of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup, a new record attendance.
FC Zurich - Botafogo 5:0 (4:0)
Buchlern, Zurich-Altstetten – referee: Amhof
Goals: 7 Schäppi 1:0, 15 Markaj 2:0, 18 Kleiber 3:0, 24 Markaj 4:0, 47 Schmid 5:0
FC Zurich: Ursprung; Schmid, Kllokoqi, Alesevic, Baumgartner; Salija, Cédric Brunner; Schäppi (30 Rubangura), Rodriguez (36 Janko), Kleiber; Markaj (32 Oberlin)
Notes: playing time 2 x 25 minutes. 43 Ursprung saves penalty.
Zenit St Petersburg - FC Zurich 0:2
FC Zurich - FC Blue Stars 2:0
Manchester United - FC Zurich 0:0
Torino FC - FC Zurich 0:4