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Young Boys edge thriller at Udinese

Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 21.45CET
Udinese Calcio 2-3 BSC Young Boys
A saved Antonio Di Natale penalty and two goals in eight minutes in the second half helped Martin Rueda's side win an entertaining game.
Young Boys edge thriller at Udinese
Alexander Farnerud enjoys his strike for Young Boys ©Getty Images

Match statistics

UdineseYoung Boys

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target9
 
5
Attempts off target8
 
5
Corners6
 
3
Offsides6
 
2
Fouls committed15
 
27
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 24/11/2012 18:11 CET

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Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 21.45CET

Young Boys edge thriller at Udinese

Udinese Calcio 2-3 BSC Young Boys
A saved Antonio Di Natale penalty and two goals in eight minutes in the second half helped Martin Rueda's side win an entertaining game.

BSC Young Boys moved level on six points with Liverpool FC in UEFA Europa League Group A after edging a five-goal thriller with Udinese Calcio.

Billed as a battle between two in-form strikers, both Raúl Bobadilla – Basel's hat-trick hero on matchday three – and Udinese's resident goal machine Antonio Di Natale got on the scoresheet. Di Natale missed a penalty, though, and quick-fire goals from Alexander Farnerud and Raphael Nuzzolo ultimately proved decisive for the visitors, despite a late Diego Fabbrini strike.

Beaten 3-1 in Switzerland last time out, Udinese and Di Natale started confidently, the striker crashing a half-volley off the crossbar before sending an angled drive just past the right post. Undaunted, Young Boys soon threatened on the counter, however, and one break indirectly brought their lead. A hastily retreating Udinese conceded a free-kick on the edge of their box, and Bobadilla whipped it into the bottom-left corner to give the Zebrette a sickening sense of deja vu.

Di Natale was handed the chance to level from the penalty spot with the final kick of the half after Alain Nef had fouled Andrea Lazzari, but keeper Marco Wölfli foiled his attempt. The veteran Italian nonetheless made amends immediately after the restart, Wölfli this time at fault. The keeper batted out Pablo Armero's looping cross and Di Natale volleyed into the ground and over the custodian to level.

Farnerud poked wide when clean through, and Željko Brkić parried a carbon-copy Bobadilla free-kick as Young Boys sought to regain the advantage. The pressure paid dividends on 65 minutes, as Farnerud collected the ball 20 metres out and curled into the bottom-left corner, and the lead was doubled eight minutes later as Nuzzolo tucked in the rebound after Brkić had denied Gonzalo Zárate.

Wölfli produced a remarkable stop from a point-blank Mathias Ranégie header and the game threatened to take another twist when Fabbrini lashed a loose ball low beyond the keeper with seven minutes to go. Wölfli's stunning save from a deflected Ranégie effort in the final moments ensured that was not the case.

Last updated: 10/12/12 10.35CET

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Lineups

udinese

Udinese

young boys

Young Boys

1
BrkićŽeljko Brkić (GK)
1
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK) (C)
5
DaniloDanilo
4
NefAlain Nef
Yellow Card82
8
BastaDušan Basta
8
FarnerudAlexander Farnerud
Yellow Card62
Goal65
10
Di NataleAntonio Di Natale (C)
Penalty45+1
Goal47
9
BobadillaRaúl Bobadilla
Goal27
Substitution88
11
DomizziMaurizio Domizzi
13
ZverotićElsad Zverotić
13
RanégieMathias Ranégie
14
C. SchneuwlyChristian Schneuwly
Substitution74
16
CodaAndrea Coda
Yellow Card48
16
RaimondiMario Raimondi
Yellow Card77
21
LazzariAndrea Lazzari
19
ZárateGonzalo Zárate
Substitution81
27
ArmeroPablo Armero
22
VeškovacDušan Veškovac
37
PereyraRoberto Pereyra
Substitution64
23
SutterScott Sutter
88
WilliansWillians
Substitution53
29
NuzzoloRaphaël Nuzzolo
Goal73

Substitutes

25
PadelliDaniele Padelli (GK)
18
MvogoYvon Mvogo (GK)
6
FaraoniMarco Faraoni
Substitution64
Yellow Card85
2
González                      Alexander González
Substitution81
31
FabbriniDiego Fabbrini
Substitution53
Yellow Card58
Goal83
3
OjalaJuhani Ojala
43
MarsuraDavide Marsura
10
CostanzoMoreno Costanzo
48
BerraFilippo Berra
20
FreyMichael Frey
Substitution88
49
ReinthalerMax Reinthaler
30
P. DoubaïPascal Doubaï
Substitution74
75
HeurtauxThomas Heurtaux
33
LecjaksJan Lecjaks

Coach

Francesco Guidolin (ITA) Martin Rueda (SUI)

Referee

Kristo Tohver (EST)

Assistant referees

Dmitri Vinogradov (EST), Hannes Reinvald (EST)

Fourth official

Jaanus Mutli (EST)

Additional assistant referees

Hannes Kaasik (EST), Roomer Tarajev (EST)

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