Lausanne vs Lugano by Gustav
Thanks to a point taken on last Saturday evening, players of Lausanne secured the salvation for this season in Super League, as the team had a goalless draw in front of own fans against Thun. Generally, it wasn't that interesting game but if any of the sides deserved something more, than it would probably be the home team.
They had more of the ball possession and more chances created, however lacked more concrete effort in front of opponents goal and weren't that willing to risk towards the end of the game. With this point taken, Lausanne remained second from the bottom however without relegating worried anymore, since the team has six points more than rock bottom placed Vaduz and way better goal difference that can't be changed that much (twenty-three goals in question) in last two rounds.
Central defender Carlos Blanco (no performance this season), left back Paolo Frascatore (1/0) and striker Francesco Margiotta (18/8) all remain bit of long term absentees due injuries.
Lugano, on the other side, comes into this match after important victory at home against rock bottom placed Vaduz with a 2:1 result last Saturday evening. Thanks to this three pointer, the team remained at third position at the table and has a chance to finish there, which would mean direct placement to Europa League group stage.
Even though they didn't have more of the ball possession, the team was much more concrete, have created way more chances and looked efficient, opening the scoreline in sixteenth minute with a goal from Sadiku, while Mariani doubled up their lead and sealed the victory in 81st minute - while Borgmann only managed to reduce the deficit for the visiting side in second minute of additional time. Lugano is now just a point above fourth placed Sion and needs a victory badly here.
Their manager Paolo Tramezzani won't be able to count at left back Goran Jozinovic (18/0) due injury, same as striker Lorenzo Rosseti (11/4). Right winger/forward Ezgjan Alioski (33/16) is suspended for this one.
Odds are too good to be missed in my eyes. Lugano is better side than Lausanne, surely having more of a competitive motive and even though the draw can't be excluded here, I definitely see visiting side being much more closer to all three points in this one.