The 3-0 victory of FC Basel against Lugano is a bit out of line: In the last 7 direct duels the two teams never separated more than 1 goal. In Lugano, this changed, but the gates were unilaterally distributed.
Basel had the game under control, especially in the first half. Outstanding actor on the part of the FCB was Fabian Frei:
- 13th Minute: Free passes through a pass directly into the depth of Valentin Stocker and cracking the Lugano defense. Stocker's pass to the center turns Kemal Ademi.
- 32nd. Minute: After a pass in the back of the defense Frei comes alone to the conclusion and sinks ice cold to 2: 0. Including the two Getafe games, it's already his 3rd personal hit in the last two and a half weeks.
- 94 minutes: Frei launches substitute Arthur Cabral, who puts the final point with a cheeky Lupfer.
After a quarter of an hour Kevin Bua would have had to meet: After a completely botched back pass from Eloge Yao head Bua intervened, but failed from close range to Lugano goalie Noam Baumann.
Aratore in bad luck
Lugano himself remained harmless for long stretches. The most dangerous man on the hosts' side was Marco Aratore. The 28-year-old had already in the first half for some danger in the opposing penalty room worried. 5 minutes before the end of the game, he also failed on the crossbar.
Thanks to this win, Basel Leader YB remains at his heels and at the same time distances the third placed St. Gallen. Lugano, meanwhile, has Xamax on the back of Barrage Square.
Broadcast: SRF two, "Super League – Gool", 10.11.19, 18:00