It works on the third attempt: FC St.Gallen beats Servette 3-0 in the chasing duel and celebrates the first win of the new year.
the essentials in brief
- FC St.Gallen beat Servette 3-0 at home.
- Goalie Lawrence Ati Zigi saves a penalty in the first half.
- Servette travels to the supplementary game in Winterthur on Wednesday (8.30 p.m.).
A lively game developed in the first half. Görtler gives the home side the lead after just eight minutes. Servette goalie Frick does not look good.
Zigi saves Kutesa’s penalty
The FCSG continues to determine the game as a result. After half an hour, Servette comes to a hand penalty after VAR intervention. Kutesa (33 ‘), however, fails at Espen keeper Zigi.
On the other hand, Guillemenot (39′) is doing better. The St.Gallen striker converts a penalty effortlessly. Goalie Frick had previously brought down the scorer in the penalty area.
FC St.Gallen outnumbered
After the break, Servette pushed for the goal. The hopes of Geneva suffer but then a bad damper. After 64 minutes, Cespedes was sent off with yellow-red after a foul on Görtler.
Outnumbered, the Genevans can no longer react. The home team confidently plays down the two-goal lead. In the 89th minute, new signing Geubbels made it 3-0.
Servette back in action on Wednesday
Thanks to the victory in the chasing duel, FC St.Gallen overtakes Servette in the table and is second for the time being. However, Lugano could regain its place as the first YB pursuer tomorrow with a win in Winterthur.
Will FCSG end the season in the top 3?
Next Sunday (4.30 p.m.) the Zeidler-Elf will travel to Leader YB. Servette continues on Wednesday (8.30 p.m.) in the supplementary game away in Winterthur.