- Rotkreuz can surprise in the round of 16 against Schaffhausen. In the 92nd minute, the first league players scored the winning goal to make it 2:1.
- St. Gallen showed no weakness in Ticino against second division team Arbedo-Castione, winning 5-0.
- On Wednesday, four more Rounds of 16 are scheduled. Lausanne – YB are two live on SRF, the other games are live.
FC Rotkreuz pulled off the first big surprise in the round of 16 of the Swiss Cup on Tuesday night. The underdog from the 1st league came through against FC Schaffhausen. The Challenge League club with coach Hakan Yakin has been waiting for a win in the championship for 6 games – now they have landed in the cup.
Zugers scored the winning goal with a last long ball forward. Added time was almost over when Genc Krasniqi scored to make it 2-1. Instead of extra time, numerous fans invaded the Dorfmatt sports park.
René Erlachner’s team, which has upset many great players in the cup during his almost thirty-year coaching career, previously chased a deficit and an unfortunate goal from the 29th minute.
The lower class only managed to equalize in the 84th minute. It was reward for a brave performance in the second half – the bonus was yet to come.
St. Gallen is up to the task in Ticino
The fight between St. Gallen and the second division team Arbedo-Castione finished in favor of the Super League favourite. As in the championship match in Romandy or Ticino, “Espen” traveled to the cup match against the second division team on Monday. Peter Zeidler said they clearly wanted to push through as the cup was “our competition” according to the Eastern Switzerland coach.
Zeidler had to do without captain Lukas Görtler. That the guests did not take it lightly was shown by the starting eleven of Emmanuel Latte Lath, who was actually not 100% fit due to a shoulder injury.
But nothing could be seen. The Ivory Coast striker was one of the standouts in the 5-0 win at the Stadio Comunale in Bellinzona, making it 2-0 before the break and 3-0 after just over an hour. After that, Latte Latha’s working day was over. His teammates brought victory against Ticino, which was sold at a high price without any problems, especially in the first half.
Team St. Gallen scored the opening goal in the 38th minute. Stefano Guidotti was the scorer, although there were more shots than he finished.