FC Basel pulled eight points clear at the top of the Nationalliga A after beating Grasshopper-Club 4-1 today.
With five games left to play FC Lugano are now second with Grasshoppers two points behind in third place.
Hakan Yakin scored the opener for Basel after only a minute, but Grasshoppers struck back in the 14th minute, to level the scores at 1-1. Christian Gimenez restored Basel's lead two minutes into the second-half and Murat Yakin made it 3-1 from the penalty spot. A minute from time Ivan Ergic made sure of the result with a fourth.
In the day's other game FC Zürich overcame BSC Young Boys 2-0. Stephan Keller bundled the ball into the Young Boys net after only 13 minutes, but had his goal ruled out for a foul on the keeper. Ursal Yasar scored either side of half-time. Zurich stay seventh with Young Boys standing firm in fifth.
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