- FC Sion beat FC Luzern in the Tourbillon 2-0 in the 11th round of the Super League.
- Mario Balotelli plays from the start and scores the first goal with a powerful shot from 25 meters.
- In the second game on Saturday, Winterthur meets GC in the Zurich Derby. You can see this game live on SRF.
3 goals in the last 3 games: Mario Balotelli has arrived in Valais. His prank against Lucerne had it all. He successfully shielded the ball from Ardon Jashari, his powerful shot from distance was deflected by Lucerne’s central defender Denis Simani and then landed in the goal (33′).
These are the moments that you hope for from the striker with the big name at Sion. Out of nowhere he brought his colors into the lead and showed that he can work well from the start behind Filip Stojilkovic.
Lucerne actually better
At this point, the home team had taken the lead contrary to the course of the game – the game mainly took place in the Sitten half. Sofyan Chader (9th) and Mohamed Dräger (12th) had chances. The shock followed after a little more than half an hour, after Balotelli first had to be cared for and then took revenge. Sion came into play better as a result, Lucerne did not seem to be able to digest the deficit well.
After the break, the 9000 spectators in the tourbillon saw meager football fare, but the FCL dominated the game. More and more hope for a comeback accumulated among the people of Lucerne. This reached its climax in the 74th minute. Dejan Sorgic had netted a rebound ball, but referee Stefan Horisberger took the goal back after a video consultation because Simani had blocked Heinz Lindner’s view in the Sion goal offside.
This buckled Lucerne again, the air was outside. Musa Araz’ 2-0 put the lid on a game that Lucerne shouldn’t have lost in terms of performance. Sion earned the 3 points through outstanding efficiency and disciplined execution of Paolo Tramezzani’s tactics. Incidentally, he celebrated his one-year anniversary as a Sion coach. Something that only 5 coaches had managed before him in 24 years under President Christian Constantin.
Here’s how to proceed
Thanks to the victory, Sion catches up to Servette in second place. Geneva will play against Basel tomorrow. Lucerne suffers another setback, in the last 3 games the central Swiss only got one point. The 12th Super League Round takes place on weekdays. Sion is a guest in Winterthur on Tuesday, Lucerne welcomes St. Gallen on Wednesday.