Celar on the heels of Nsame – Lugano beats Winterthur 3-1

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Double pack: Zan Celar celebrates at Cornadero.

Game

Same place, same game, same week: Lugano beat Winterthur for the second time in four days. Compared to Lugano’s 1-0 victory in the round of 16 of the cup on Wednesday, the league duel is open from the start.

One rides like a fire department: Zan Celar. The 23-year-old Slovenian, whom Lugano wanted to keep in the summer, scored twice in the 15th minute! Two goals put him under pressure from Nsame, who also scored in the parallel game, in the battle for top scorer (Celar with eight goals, one behind Cameroon).

Celar benefits from the fact that Winterthur’s defense is like a pile of chickens in the opening stages – no wonder coach Bruno Berner has to completely reorganize the central defense due to the two suspended players Lekaj and Gelmi. The duo consists of Schmid and captain Arnold, who usually play in midfield.

The cushion that Celar creates with his lightning start is sufficient. Although the strong Di Giusto immediately scored the Winterthur goal (20th), Lugano left the field as deserved winners.

Objectives

7th minute, 1:0 | cellar: World Championship rider Steffen feeds Valenzuela, whose shot is deflected but lands straight at Celaro. The striker anticipates well and scores a goal – it was not offside.

15th minute, 2:0 | cellar: The Slovenian from Lugano starts out as a firefighter. After the first corner of the game, he takes the ball with his chest and then hits it perfectly.

20th minute, 2:1 | Right: The Winterthur man danced the ball across the penalty area and lobbed it lightly over the leg of attacking U21 team-mate Saipi. Third goal of the season for Di Giusto.

89th minute, 3:1 | He loved: The Joker stabs. The Algerian has enough space on the counterattack and hits the target with a flat shot.

The best

Zan Celar. The Lugano striker rivals YB star Nsame (nine goals) with his eight goals in 16 games this season. He is twice exactly where the forward needs to be and hits the ice.

Worst

Thibault Corbaz. The pale Winterthur midfielder had to make way for his colleague Seiler in the 57th minute.

There was a lot to talk about

Kosovo fortress in Ticin. Each side has two players in the squad who have just been called up for the friendlies against Armenia and the Faroe Islands. Next week, established players Uran Bislimi (Lugano), Jozef Pukaj and Eris Abedini (Winterthur) will join the Kosovo national team for the first time. Kreshnik Hajrizi is also on the home bench.

Comment

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Lugano – Winterthur 3:1 (2:1)

Cornaredo Stadium, 3140 Zuschauer – SR: Cibelli.

Thor: 7. Čelar (Valenzuela) 1:0. 15. Čelar (Steffen) 2:0. 20. Di Giusto (Buess) 2:1. 89. Amoura (Steffen) 3:1.

Lugano: saipi; Arigoni, Mai, Daprelà, Valenzuela; Sabbatini, Doumbia; Steffen, Bislimi (67. Macek), Haile-Selassie (67. Bottani, 88. Amoura); Čelar (77. Babic).

Winterthur: pop out; Gantenbein, Schmid, Arnold, Diaby (83. Schättin); Abedini (83. Kryeziu), Corbaz (57. Seiler); Di Giusto, Ramizi, Burkart (75. Kamberi); Buess (46. Manzambi).

Yellow: 33. Arigoni, 50. Valenzuela, 59. Ramizi, 89. Amoura.

comment: Lugano without Mahou (suspended), Ziegler (internally suspended), Aliseda, Durrer and Facchinetti (all injured). Bottani left injured. Winterthur without Dakaj, Gelmi, Lekaj (all suspended), Fayula, Ballet, Costinho and Rodriguez (all injured).

Cornaredo Stadium, 3140 Zuschauer – SR: Cibelli.

Thor: 7. Čelar (Valenzuela) 1:0. 15. Čelar (Steffen) 2:0. 20. Di Giusto (Buess) 2:1. 89. Amoura (Steffen) 3:1.

Lugano: saipi; Arigoni, Mai, Daprelà, Valenzuela; Sabbatini, Doumbia; Steffen, Bislimi (67. Macek), Haile-Selassie (67. Bottani, 88. Amoura); Čelar (77. Babic).

Winterthur: pop out; Gantenbein, Schmid, Arnold, Diaby (83. Schättin); Abedini (83. Kryeziu), Corbaz (57. Seiler); Di Giusto, Ramizi, Burkart (75. Kamberi); Buess (46. Manzambi).

Yellow: 33. Arigoni, 50. Valenzuela, 59. Ramizi, 89. Amoura.

comment: Lugano without Mahou (suspended), Ziegler (internally suspended), Aliseda, Durrer and Facchinetti (all injured). Bottani left injured. Winterthur without Dakaj, Gelmi, Lekaj (all suspended), Fayula, Ballet, Costinho and Rodriguez (all injured).

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