All of Bern’s football team is looking forward to Tuesday. The Wankdorf is already sold out for the Champions League hit against Manchester United – all 31,120 tickets gone. Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, Paul Pogba or Bruno Fernandes don’t come to Bern every day.
For the YB stars Fassnacht, Aebischer, Garcia and Zesiger it is the second meeting with world stars within a few days. On Sunday they faced European champions Italy in their national team in Basel. Between these highlights, the FCZ will be visiting today. YB chief scout Stéphane Chapuisat warns: “We have to manage to ignore the Champions League and concentrate fully on FCZ.”
You will not take your opponent lightly, although YB has never lost against FCZ in the last 13 direct duels and has won twelve times. And although the last bankruptcy in the championship was 7 years ago! The FCZ is anything but a relaxed gallop for the premier class, so Chapuisat. “We’re meeting a team that, after their successful start and good performance, will start with self-confidence.”
FCZ comes with a broad chest
And really, despite the horror record, there are also reasons that speak for the people of Zurich. After 5 games they are still the undefeated leader. 8 points lead (one more game) on YB. FCZ trainer André Breitenreiter: “YB is a champion and plays in the Champions League. A very difficult task awaits us. You have a team with high individual quality, play quickly from outside and have a large presence in the penalty area. But we are well prepared, want to act with confidence and take something countable with us. ”
The table is still not very meaningful, says Chapuisat on the club’s website. If the FCZ were to take three points with them today, the difference with 11 points would still be huge …
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