FC Sion celebrated the victory of hope against FC Zurich (2-0) in a Super League match to catch up. The Valaisans are no longer play-offs but their end of the season promises to be formidable.
Sion occupies eighth place in the standings two days from the end of the Championship. Thoune slipped to 9th place due to a poorer goal difference. But looking at the program of the two teams, the Valaisans do not seem to have an advantage: they will host the Young Boys on Friday, who seek to validate their third consecutive title and will finish with their “best” enemy, Servette next Monday. For Thun, the arrival of a demobilized Basel and a trip to Zurich seems more conducive to garnering points.
But surprises are not excluded since Lucerne, Zurich and Lugano are not yet guaranteed not to be barrages next Monday!
Despite everything, the Valaisans still have their destiny in their hands. They went on to a sixth game without defeat. They largely dominated the first half against a Zurich, far from what he had shown against St. Gallen in the first half. In the 34th, Uldrikis jumped higher than the opposing central hinge on a precise cross from Lenjani to open the scoring. The Latvian’s success was deserved for the Sedunians even though goalkeeper Kevin Fickentscher was brilliant against Kololli and Kramer.
After suffering in the first half of the second half, the Valaisans resumed their domination thereafter. After a post from young Theler (92nd), Stojilkovic doubled the lead in a goal deserted by the goalkeeper Brecher.
Sion’s victory also sealed the fate of two teams in the standings: Neuchâtel Xamax is officially relegated to the Challenge League while Servette FC, now assured of its fourth place, has secured its ticket for the first qualifying round of the Europa League.