After the victory against St.Gallen, things continue for the Zurich team next Wednesday. Then they will meet FC Luzern in the Central Swiss, where the postponed match of the 1st round is scheduled.
"I can praise the players for their will and commitment," said head coach Giorgio Contini after the eventful home win against FC St.Gallen 1879. The Hoppers were already down by two goals after 12 minutes, but fought their way back until the break and decided the game in their favour in the second half. The Hoppers now face an English week. They travel to Lucerne on Wednesday to start the week. Dominik Schmid is not expecting an easy game: "We are not expecting an easy away game in the Swissporarena. It will be the next test. We want to take the momentum from the past games with us and also perform well in Lucerne, together with the away support of our fans."
The Central Swiss are also still unbeaten in the current season. In the first match of the season, they drew goalless away against FCZ, before celebrating their first win in the second match away in Lugano. Two newcomers, Pius Dorn and Nicky Beloko, scored. Now they welcome GC on Wednesday, which is also their first home game of the new season.
For the match against Luzern, head coach Giorgio Contini will have to do without Florian Hoxha and Sangbin Jeong due to injury. In addition, Georg Margreitter will be missing on Wednesday: The defensive player suffered a slight injury in the match against St.Gallen (torn muscle fibre on the right hamstring) and will be out for two weeks. Giotto Morandi will be available again. Furthermore, the work permit of centre forward Guilherme Schettine is still pending.
The match can be followed as usual on 86live via live ticker and radio. In addition, the match can be seen on PayTV on blue Sport.