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National League on Friday – Bern beats ZSC on penalties – Kloten has no chance again – Sports

National League on Friday – Bern beats ZSC on penalties – Kloten has no chance again – Sports

  • National League leaders ZSC lost to Bern 2:3 away from home after a penalty shootout.
  • Rapperswil-Jona Lakers beat Embry 4-2 despite an early deficit.
  • Kloten lost 4-0 to Bale and suffered their fifth defeat in a row.

Bern – ZSC Lions 3:2 nP

SC Bern once again inflicted defeat on ZSC Lions. In a very exciting penalty shootout, Austrian Benjamin Baumgartner decided the shootout with a shot against the crossbar, with a total of 20 attempts. Events came to a head in extra time when both teams squandered first-class chances in the final seconds. The Lions took the lead twice in normal time and Bern equalized twice. When Jonah Lotto made it 2-2 10 seconds before the second siren, ZSC goalkeeper Simon Hrubek did not display a happy number for once. Despite the defeat, Zurich scored points for the twelfth time in a row (32 out of a possible 36 points).

Freiburg – Lausanne 4:3

Fribourg Gautieron managed to distance herself from her direct pursuer Lausanne (4th). Thanks to the 4:3 win in front of the home fans, the gap with Vaudois is now 9 points. In addition, Saanestädter Zug has been overtaken and is now in second place. A few minutes before the end, Freiburg seemed to be safely ahead 3-1 before Jason Fuchs restored the tension with his eighth goal of the season (57). After that, the visitors tried everything, but were punished with an empty net, making the score 2:4. Marcus Sorensen scored for the second time. The next goal, scored by Theo Rochette a second before the siren, came too late.

Kloten – Biel 0:4

After the 7-1 defeat to Freiburg on Tuesday, Kloten suffered another serious defeat in the first leg against Bale. After a balanced start, Yannick Rathgeb opened the scoring for the Zealanders in the sixth minute from a tight angle. Bale finally got possession of the puck and went 4-0 up by the 28th minute thanks to Pete Forster, Aleksei Heponemi and the first goal in the National League by Luca Cristin. The 25-year-old extended his contract for just one year on Thursday. After the fifth defeat in a row, Kloten's skin is increasingly slippery.

Lakers – Embree 4:2

A double strike within 38 seconds saw Rapperswil-Jona beat Embri midway through the match. Dominic Lamer and Nico Donner went from 1:1 to 3:1 and completed the transformation. From the home team's point of view, the match started poorly: after just 33 seconds, Andre Heim put the visitors ahead. Embrey, who had to do without Dominik Zwerger and top scorer Ante Pistoni due to illness, were then left with their boots on. Johnny Knobuehler made it 2-3 in the 56th minute, but Donner made it all clear with his second goal into an empty net. While the Lakers can easily move away from Kloten in the standings, Leventner's team suffered its second defeat of the year.

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