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Switzerland round-up: Grasshoppers' lead cut

Published: Sunday 6 October 2002, 22.20CET
Grasshopper-Club saw their Nationalliga A lead cut after a surprise defeat at Servette FC.

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Published: Sunday 6 October 2002, 22.20CET

Switzerland round-up: Grasshoppers' lead cut

Grasshopper-Club saw their Nationalliga A lead cut after a surprise defeat at Servette FC.

Grasshopper-Club saw their lead at the top of the Nationalliga A cut following a surprise 4-3 defeat at Servette FC.

Frei on fire
The Zürich club were outdone by a hat-trick from Alexander Frei and a 88th-minute winner from Léonard Thurre. Boris Smiljanic thought he had earned the visitors a share of the points with an equaliser in the 80th minute.  

Basel close gap
Defending champions FC Basel closed the gap in second place to just one point with a 2-1 win over newly promoted SR Delémont. FC Zürich recorded a 2-1 victory over FC Luzern while FC St Gallen drew 2-2 against FC Thun.

Chapuisat double
Stéphane Chapuisat struck twice for BSC Young Boys to consolidate third place in a 4-2 win against FC Wil 1900. All the goals came in the first half. The striker netted in the 6th and 18th minute before Shalom Tikva extended the lead further. De Sousa Fabinho pulled one back on 32 minutes, only for Joel Descloux to restore the home side's three-goal advantage four minutes before half-time. Daniel Hasler reduced the arrears again with the last kick of the half.

Relegation tussle
Neuchâtel Xamax FC moved away from the relegation zone following a 3-1 win at home to bottom side FC Aarau. Sebastien Zambaz levelled Neuchatel's opener in the 53rd minute, but Alexandre Rey made it 2-1 after 62 minutes and Augustine Simo wrapped up victory six minutes from full-time.

Last updated: 07/10/02 0.58CET

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