- Lucerne defeated Lugano 3-1 in the 13th round of the Premier League and celebrated their first home win in nearly two months.
- Prior to the match, FCL supporters expressed their displeasure at the many banners carried by major contributor Bernhard Alpstege.
- In Saturday’s second game, YB and Lugano are separated 1:1.
Suddenly there was a great atmosphere in the stands. Lucerne’s double goal between the 67th and 69th minutes was the reason for the joy of the home team’s fans. After Max Meyer converted a penalty with confidence, Muhammed Drager doubled shortly thereafter. The defender had already scored twice against St Gallen three days earlier.
But that’s not all Lucerne’s happiness: in the 82nd minute, Mayer took a second measure and scored his sixth goal of the season after a superb preliminary work from Pius Dorn.
Lugano with a lot of driving feeling
It was a great response from central Switzerland, who came out of the break with plenty of play but fell behind in the course of the match. After a stormy stage in Lucerne, the guests from Ticino launched a targeted counterattack, which Uran Bislimi completed in a way worth watching. The midfielder hit the ball into the goal, thus providing the first highlight of the match.
Because as much as you want to focus on sport in Lucerne, that receded into the background at the start of the game – again. Both teams were “welcomed” by FCL fans with 52 banners, which were not intended for players, but only for Bernhard Alpstaeg. The message from the fans is clear: they strongly condemn the attack by most of the shareholders, and it is clear that they stand behind the management of the club.
A little enlightenment in the first half
As the waves continued to rise in this story, the field remained calm for a long time. Referee Nico Gianforte interrupted the match only in the 24th (!) minute due to a foul.
The two teams cannot be accused of a lack of commitment, but there was no relevant action worth admiring. Remarkably, a beautiful but harmless overhead kick by Lucerne’s Sofiane Chader was the highlight of the first half. To the fans’ delight, the game really picked up after the break, according to the tagline: “Attention, steady – finally something happened!”
This is how it goes
While Lucerne is a guest at the Grasshoppers in Letzigrund in a week, Lugano travels to Servette in Geneva – also on Saturday evening.
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