Football: SLO wins boss in Schaffhausen, Xamax tilts


The Lausanne club is getting closer to the lead of the Challenge League thanks to its away success (1-3) while the Neuchâtelois lost on the smallest of away scores to Wil (1-0).

Yanis Lahiouel scored the Vaudois’ second decisive goal from the penalty spot (76th).


It will be necessary to count on the Stade-Lausanne-Ouchy in the fight for the promotion in the elite. The Vaud club once again proved this Friday evening by winning in Schaffhausen (1-3). The Lausanne residents took the opportunity to get closer to the provisional place of barrage, still occupied by their evening opponent. The Lausannois (3rd) are only two points behind Murat Yakin’s men.

Amdouni makes the powder speak

On Friday night, Genevan Mohamed Amdouni played a key role in this important SLO success away from home. 20 striker ans opened the scoring with the help of the opposing defense at the start of the match. He turned a missed clearance from Serge Müller into a goal in the 8th minute of play. In the last quarter of an hour, it was again Mohamed Amdouni who allowed his people to erase the equalizer of Schaffhausen by causing a decisive penalty (76th). A foul by goalkeeper David da Costa which was sanctioned by Yanis Lahiouel.

The Lausanne top scorer (11 goals) did not tremble. French ncame into play only at the 55th minute of play alongside Karim Gazzetta. A double winning change from Meho Kodro as the two then joined forces to secure the victory for the Stadistes as the FCS pushed to equalize. Lahiouel launched his teammate in depth, who led a lightning counterattack to beat Da Costa in a strong position (89th, 1-3).

Draw against GC on Tuesday

Stade-Lausanne-Ouchy concludes a decisive week on a high note. Tuesday evening, the SLO had done better than tied game against the leader Grasshopper (1-1). By obtaining four points against the two best teams in this Challenge League, the Vaudois are showing that they deserve their place at the top of the standings.

Xamax can’t do it in Wil

Another bad operation for Neuchâtel Xamax. Andrea Binotto’s men return from Wil with another loss in their luggage. If they lost on the smallest of scores, the Neuchâtelois could hardly have hoped for better: they did not frame any shot. And Raphaël Nuzzolo’s experience could not do anything about it.

The only success of the meeting is signed Koide (56e), who managed to cheat Walthert with a header on a corner. It is also an old acquaintance of the players of La Maladière, Maren Haile-Selassie on loan from FC Zurich, who kicked his corner on the only success of the match.

Pressure is mounting on Neuchâtel Xamax as their main relegation opponent FC Chiasso won against FC Aarau. The Ticinese go back to 22 points, only two units behind Xamax and Kriens.

Schaffhausen Stadium, behind closed doors.

Arbitrator: M. Johannes of Mandach.

Buts: 8e Amdouni (0-1). 54e Rodriguez (1-1). 78e Lahiouel (Fri) (1-2). 89e Gazzetta (1-3).

Schaffhouse: Da Costa; Krasniqi (81st A. Müller), S. Müller (90th Djoulou), Neitzke, Padula (81st Mozzone), Lika; Bislimi (81st Prtajin), Hamdiu, Del Toro (90th Vukasinovic), Rodriguez; Pollero.

SLO: Hammel; Hajrulahu, Rüfli, Albizua (76th Qarri); Efendic, Bamba, Abdullah, Perrier; Amdouni (88th Asllani), Schneuwly (55th Gazzetta); Mbenza (55th Lahiouel).

Warnings: 61e Hamdiu, 68e Amdouni, 70e Pollero, 75e Rüfli, 78e Da Costa et 82e Hammel.

Notes: Schaffhausen without Furrer, Sarr, Paulinho (injured) or Mujcic (suspended). The SLO without Routis (suspended), Da Silva, Laugeois, Dalvand (injured), Gaillard, Ndongo nor Monteiro (not summoned).

Grasshoppers fall against Winterthur

Bad operation this Friday for the Zurich leaders. João Carlos Pereira’s men were surprised by FC Winterthur (1-0). It was a goal from Pascal Schüpbach who came to shower the hopes of the Locusts at the very end of the game (89th). A result that benefits Stade-Lausanne-Ouchy which is gaining ground on its two top competitors.


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