- YB and Servette draw 1-1 in the top battle of the Super League.
- Both teams miss out on making it to the top of the table. The FCZ remains leader without playing.
- In the other Sunday game, Lugano celebrated a 1-0 home win against Lucerne. The St. Gallen-Yverdon game has been postponed to Wednesday.
The top battle in the Super League ended without a winner on Sunday. In the Wankdorf the first half belonged to the guests from Geneva, after the break the Bernese took over the scepter. In the end, the Servette players were able to thank Jérémy Frick for winning the point. The Geneva goalkeeper kept the tie with several strong saves.
The beneficiary of the zero number is FC Zurich, which remains one point ahead of the duo leaders. The derby against FC Winterthur scheduled for Saturday was postponed due to the onset of winter.
Servette’s historic opportunity
With a win, Servette could have climbed the Super League table for the first time in 20 years. With the self-confidence of 7 championship wins in a row, the Geneva team dominated the first half in Bern. Chris Bedia (8th) made it 1-0 early after a quick attack from the left and a rebound from Anthony Racdioppi.
This same Racioppi had recently almost brought the earlier Geneva leadership into debt. However, his bad pass into the feet of Miroslav Stevanovic went unpunished. Stevanovic and Bedia also had a few good opportunities, but the guests were unable to score a second goal until the half-time whistle.
YB doesn’t score a second time either
In the second half, YB got into the game better. Although the home team often kept the ball in their own ranks in the first half, the defense was repeatedly outplayed by Geneva’s quick counterattacks.
The Bernese equalizer was scored by Silvère Ganvoula after just under an hour. The YB striker created enough space in the penalty area with a half turn to catch Frick in the near corner. Ganvoula had already forced the Servette keeper to intervene twice in the first half with two headers (22nd/24th). Otherwise, YB had few offensive scenes.
Despite numerous opportunities, the Bernese team were denied a second goal. In an intense final phase, substitute Jean-Pierre Nsame and Meschak Elia also stood out, repeatedly causing danger from the right side.
This is how it continues
YB and Servette will be back in action next Saturday. The Bernese can play at home again and welcome FC St. Gallen for a duel. The Genevans are playing away again and are visiting Lausanne-Sport for the Léman Derby.