Lausanne: long absence for Castella

After three wins in a row, the Young Boys lost 2 points in Zurich (0-0), an identical score between Servette and FC Basel at La Praille (0-0).

Super League leaders, the Young Boys were held in check (0-0) by FC Zurich in the clash of extremes. At Letzigrund, they were hardly flamboyant. Faced with a Zurich red lantern attached to defending well for the first in the Super League of its new coach Bo Henriksen, the formation of Raphaël Wicky singularly lacked bite. We expected more from the Bernese against a team that has not won a single league game this season…

Status quo in mind

The position of the « yellow and black » of the federal capital remains however comfortable insofar as Servette FC, his runner-up, now remains on three matches without a win. At La Praille, the Genevans shared the challenge with FC Basel on the same score of 0-0 in a meeting that did not keep its promises. Blame it on the Rhinelanders. To the point of asking a relevant question: how can a team so attractive on paper stammer its football like this? Alex Frei is slow to find the right formula. On Sunday, his players waited until the 88th minute to create their first chance through their Vaudois striker Dan Ndoye. This pale FCB was good to take. Despite the shortcomings of the visitors, the Garnet eleven was unable to jump at the chance.

The shadow of Ronny Rodelin

Thus, the shadow of Ronny Rodelin hovered over the Praille. Already hampered by the limit of his quota, Servette lost the only « valid » peak striker he still had left. The latter forfeited the morning of the match (back blocked). At the time of the analysis, the Valais mentor from La Praille could only regret a certain lack of precision in the passes.

Former « garnet » scorer, but current coach of FC Basel, Alexander Frei, he especially deplores the pitiful state of the lawn, which definitely has a hard time supporting the holding of rugby matches (it was not designed for it).

A pale FC Basel

Like the Basel, the Servettiens were only dangerous at the end of the match, especially on a strike from Alexandre Patricio which grazed the post of Marwin Hitz. But the U19 international had better things to do on this action, he ignored Patrick Pflücke who was totally unmarked on the left side. This lack of lucidity, which also affected many of his teammates, largely explains the Servettian offensive problems…

10,800 spectators at La Praille

However, not everything is to be thrown away. The satisfactions are of two kinds. First, the crowd, with 10,800 spectators, often enthusiastic. And above all, Servette retains its second place in the standings.

An encouraging second place

His trainer, he is more philosophical than his last bastion. He tried to put the raw numbers (second place after eleven matches; nineteen points collected) in a more global context. Because if SFC fans may be disappointed with the result of Sunday’s match, fears at the start of the season linked to the narrowness of the workforce have (for the moment in any case) not been verified.

This article was published automatically, modified later. Source: ATS

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