At the end of the first half of the season, the Zurich team plays FC Lugano in Ticino. After being narrowly beaten 2-1 at home by YB in the first championship match of 2023, the Hoppers want to ensure a successful end to the first half of the season at the Stadio di Cornaredo.
Head coach Giorgio Contini ahead of the away game in Lugano: "We have to make better use of the opportunities in our transition game. Lugano have a very compact defence and a very good balance when they play forward. We have to put in a good performance, pick up defensively where we left off against YB and improve a few things on the offensive."
The team from Ticino started successfully into the new year and beat FC Sion away from home. The winning goal by Zan Celar came in the 94th minute. Thanks to the victory and the three points, FC Lugano is now in second place. The gap to the Hoppers in seventh place is six points. In the first meeting of the two teams this season (2nd round), Giorgio Contini's team won 2-1, the match winner being Japan's Hayao Kawabe with a brace.
For the match against Lugano, head coach Giorgio Contini will have to do without Guilherme Schettine and Momoh Francis due to injury. Otherwise, Contini will have the entire squad at his disposal.
The match can be followed as usual on 86live via live ticker and radio. In addition, the match can be watched for free through the livestream on Onefootball.