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Super League: Young Boys tops Lugano 3-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit

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BERN. Young Boys was able to turn the table against Lugano.

BERN. Young Boys found a way to turn the table against Lugano. It was Lugano to score first with a goal from S. Lovric. However, later Young Boys found the way to turn the table scoring 3 consecutive goals with J. Siebatcheu (62′), W. Kanga (82′) and W. Kanga (87′). Young Boys was vastly superior ball possession (66%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Stadion Wankdorf (Bern) stadium in Bern on Wednesday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. The referee was Lukas Fähndrich who had the assistance of Jonas Erni and Mirco Bürgi. The 4th official was David Schärli. The weather was drizzle. The temperature was quite cold around 5.8 degrees Celsius or 42.39 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 86%.​

Match Statistics

Young Boys was in firm control of the ball 66% while Lugano was struggling with a 34% ball possession.

Young Boys was more aggressive with 96 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Young Boys won the match.

Young Boys shot 21 times, 9 on target, 12 off target. On the opposite side, Lugano shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.


Young Boys received 1 yellow card (M. Aebischer). On the other side, Lugano received 3 yellow cards (K. Hajrizi, K. Monzialo and J. Sabbatini).

After this match, Young Boys will have 25 points to stay in the 4th place. On the other side, Lugano will stay with 26 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 28'

    S. Lovric

  • 45'

    M. Aebischer

  • 45'

    K. Hajrizi

  • 45'

    K. Monzialo

  • 57'

    V. Sierro

    F. Rieder

  • 57'

    W. Kanga

    C. Martins Pereira

  • 57'

    Q. Maceiras

    S. Hefti

  • 61'

    M. Facchinetti

    S. Guidotti

  • 62'

    J. Sabbatini

  • 62'

    J. Siebatcheu (Penalty)

  • 72'

    M. Amoura

    M. Bottani

  • 81'

    M. Sulejmani

    F. Mambimbi

  • 80'

    M. Camara

    F. Lustenberger

  • 81'

    C. Lungoyi

    Z. Celar

  • 81'


    O. Custodio

  • 82'

    W. Kanga

  • 87'

    W. Kanga

Next match

In the upcoming Super League match, Young Boys will host Servette on the 4th of December with a 6-6 head to head record.

Lugano will host Sion on the 5th of December with a 9-8 head to head in favor of Lugano (8 draws).

Young Boys: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager David Wagner chose to play with the following team: Guillaume Faivre (6.4), Silvan Hefti (6.6), Sandro Lauper (6.9), Fabian Lustenberger (7.7), Jordan Lefort (7.2), Michel Aebischer (6.2), Christopher Martins Pereira (6.2), Fabian Rieder (6.8), Felix Mambimbi (6.1), Jordan Siebatcheu (7.4) and Meschack Elia (7.1).


Young Boys made 5 changes: F. Rieder for V. Sierro (57′), C. Martins Pereira for W. Kanga (57′), S. Hefti for Q. Maceiras (57′), F. Mambimbi for M. Sulejmani (81′) and F. Lustenberger for M. Camara (80′).

Top player: Wilfried Kanga

Probably the most impressive player in Young Boys was Wilfried Kanga.

His rating is (8.4) with 2 goals, 8 passes (62% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 3.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 57′.

Lugano: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Mattia Croci-Torti played with: Amir Saipi (6.7), Kreshnik Hajrizi (7.2), Fabio Daprelà (6.8), Reto Ziegler (7.2), Jonathan Sabbatini (6.9), Numa Lavanchy (6.7), Olivier Custodio (6.8), Sandi Lovrić (8.1), Stefano Guidotti (7.1), Žan Celar (6.3) and Mattia Bottani (7.0).


Lugano made 4 changes: S. Guidotti for M. Facchinetti (61′), M. Bottani for M. Amoura (72′), Z. Celar for C. Lungoyi (81′) and O. Custodio for Yuri (81′).

Top player: Sandi Lovrić

Probably the most impressive player in Lugano was Sandi Lovrić.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 27 passes (74% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 10 duels out of 16. He performed 2 crosses.



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