Lugano recovers a 0-1 deficit to best Zürich 2-1 with J. Sabbatini scoring 2 goals

LUGANO. Lugano manages to find the solution against Zürich to win 2-1. J. Sabbatini was the key to score 2 goals.


LUGANO. Lugano manages to find the solution against Zürich to win 2-1. J. Sabbatini was the key to score 2 goals. All goals were scored in the first half.​ It was Zürich to strike first with an early goal of A. Gogia at the 3′. Then it was a goal in the 4′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, J. Sabbatini gave the win to Lugano in the 28′ minute with a goal scoring a double.

The match was played at the Stadio di Cornaredo stadium in Lugano on Thursday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. The referee was Sven Wolfensberger with the assistance of Pascal Hirzel and Remy Zgraggen. The 4th official was Tobias Thies. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant around 20.9 degrees Celsius or 69.58 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 64%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Lugano was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Zürich that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.

Lugano was more aggressive with 74 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Lugano won the contest.

Lugano shot 16 times, 6 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Zürich shot 5 times, 2 on target, 3 off target.


Lugano received 2 yellow cards (O. Custodio and J. Sabbatini). On the opposite side, Zürich received 3 yellow cards (L. Kamberi, D. Gnonto and B. Kramer).

After this contest, Lugano will have 51 points to stay in the 4th place. On the opposite side, Zürich will stay with 76 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 3'

    A. Gogia

  • 4'

    J. Sabbatini

  • 22'

    O. Custodio

  • 28'

    J. Sabbatini

  • 34'

    J. Sabbatini

  • 40'

    L. Kamberi

  • 44'

    D. Gnonto

  • 58'

    S. Seiler

    A. Coric

  • 58'

    A. Guerrero

    A. Gogia

  • 64'

    E. A. Amoura M.

    Z. Celar

  • 64'

    M. Haile-Selassie

    M. Bottani

  • 66'

    B. Kramer

    F. Rohner

  • 67'

    T. Aiyegun

    B. Krasniqi

  • 73'

    M. Amoura (Goal Disallowed)

  • 84'

    M. Belhaj Mahmoud

    O. Custodio

  • 90'

    S. Hodza

    S. Wallner

  • 90'

    A. Durrer

    S. Lovric

  • 90'


    N. Lavanchy

  • 90'

    B. Kramer

Next match

In the upcoming Super League match, Lugano will play away with Basel on the 22nd of May with a 14-4 head to head in favor of Basel (9 draws).

Zürich will host Luzern on the 22nd of May with a 22-21 head to head statistic in favor of Luzern (15 draws).

Lugano: Formation and Lineups

Lugano started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Mattia Croci-Torti chose to play with the following team: Amir Saipi (6.4), Kevin Rüegg (6.4), Kreshnik Hajrizi (6.9), Reto Ziegler (7.2), Milton Valenzuela (6.5), Sandi Lovrić (7.3), Jonathan Sabbatini (8.3), Olivier Custodio (7.1), Numa Lavanchy (7.4), Žan Celar (6.5) and Mattia Bottani (6.9).


Lugano made 5 changes: Z. Celar for E. A. Amoura M. (64′), M. Bottani for M. Haile-Selassie (64′), O. Custodio for M. Belhaj Mahmoud (84′), S. Lovric for A. Durrer (90′) and N. Lavanchy for Yuri (90′).

Top player: Jonathan Sabbatini

The player who no doubt impressed Lugano the most was Jonathan Sabbatini.

His rating is (8.3) with 2 goals, 48 passes (79% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 9.

Zürich: Formation and Lineups

Zürich started with a 3-1-4-2 line-up (3-1-4-2).

On the opposite side, André Breitenreiter played with: Živko Kostadinović (7.2), Silvan Wallner (6.6), Lindrit Kamberi (7.2), Karol Mets (7.4), Ousmane Doumbia (7.3), Fabian Rohner (6.8), Bledian Krasniqi (6.2), Ante Ćorić (6.6), Akaki Gogia (6.7), Wilfried Gnonto (6.6) and Assan Ceesay (7.1).


Zürich made 5 changes: A. Coric for S. Seiler (58′), A. Gogia for A. Guerrero (58′), F. Rohner for B. Kramer (66′), B. Krasniqi for T. Aiyegun (67′) and S. Wallner for S. Hodza (90′).

Top player: Karol Mets

Probably the most impressive player in Zürich was Karol Mets.

His rating is (7.4) with 47 passes (87% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 6.

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