- FC Lugano lost 2-0 at home to FC St Gallen in the 22nd round of the Premier League. Kwadwo Duah and Lukas Görtler score goals for the visitors.
- After the red card against Jordi Quintella, the players of eastern Switzerland were outnumbered by more than half an hour.
- Meet in another game Saturday night Basel Lausanne Sport. SRF will be broadcasting live from 8:20 PM.
In Lugano’s view, the turning point should have been: Jordi Quintella’s over-motivated goal in the 56th minute against Mattia Botani. After consulting the VAR, referee Stefan Horisberger assessed the Spaniard’s kick against his opponent’s calf as worth red and referred the St. Gallen player returning from the field.
Lugano harmless, St. Gallen counters
Instead, Ticino wasted creating long and dangerous scenes in front of the guests’ goal, even when they had the majority. Luganos Bhutani missed his best chance of equalizing in the 90th minute when he saw his shot well from Lawrence Atti Ziggy in the visiting team’s goal.
It was even more bitter for Luganese: in the last minute of extra time, St. Gallen’s counter-attack, which the hosts could only stop by committing errors in the penalty area. FCSG captain Lukas Görtler took charge and made the score 2-0. In doing so, the eastern Swiss team collected ten points in the first four matches since the start of the second half and continues to move away from the bottom of the table.
A prayer confirms its form
In the first stage, eastern Switzerland was hit by the fireworks unleashed by their fans in the stands at the start of the match: it took just 5 minutes at the Cornarido Stadium before Kwadwo Duah used a perfect pass from Jeremy Guilinot to give the ball. ESPN Early Introduction. For the St. Gallen striker, the goal that made him 1-0 was fifth in the second half of the season. After that, there was no longer a ray of hope for the Swiss East.
Lugano then improved and scored two dangerous shots from Zan Sellar and Marin Haile Selassie in the 27th and 35th minutes, forcing FCS G goalkeeper Atti Ziggy to the rescue. The guests had luck, especially when Sellar’s shot hit the crossbar.
As a result, the hosts tried to return to the match with strength: three yellow cards in the six minutes before the break were proof of this. At the time, no one suspected that Quintilla would be eliminated after changing sides.
Here’s how to proceed
The two teams will have home games next weekend: While FC St Gallen plays Grasshoppers at home on Sunday, Lugano hosts Servette in Cornarido on Saturday night. SRF will broadcast the match between Ticino and Calvinstadt live from 8:30pm on SRF II and in the Sports app.
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