Shaqiri shines after a substitution with two assists +++ Seferovic leads Benfica to victory
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Shaqiri shines as a preparer after coming on
xherdan Shaqiri won the 4-1 win of Liverpool in the FA Cup over Aston Villa excellent as a preparer. The Swiss international prepared the last two goals of the “Reds” after being substituted on.
The team at Jürgen Klopp struggled for an hour against the Birmingham club, which had been severely weakened by the coronavirus pandemic, despite a lightning start. Sadio Mané brought Liverpool in the front in the 4th minute, the home team equalized the game four minutes before the break.
Shaqiri, who went through immediately after Liverpool’s 2-1 Georginio Wijnaldum came into the game after an hour immediately became a decisive factor. Within four minutes, the Swiss international provided with his passes on Mané (63rd) and Mohamed Salah (65.) for the early decision. (pre / sda)
Seferovic leads Benfica to victory on return
Haris Seferovic apparently survived his coronavirus infection well. The Swiss striker led Benfica Lisbon on his return to the 2-0 victory in the championship game against Tondela.
Seferovic, who missed two games after submitting the positive coronavirus test in December, scored the groundbreaking 1-0 after an hour. The 28-year-old scored after a good cross from Darwin Nuñez from around five meters. For Seferovic, it was the seventh goal for Benfica in the tenth championship appearance, which moved him to second place in the scorers’ list. (pre / sda)
Tanno starts the season with a big air win
Giulia Tanno starts the big air season perfectly. The previous season’s discipline winner celebrated at the World Cup opener in Kreischberg the victory. With her third and last jump, the 22-year-old from Graubünden displaced at the night event in Styria Tess Ledeux from France by one point from first place. The Estonian came third Kelly Sildaru. For Tanno it is the second World Cup triumph of her career after she won the 2018 City Event in Mönchengladbach.
While Tanno landed on the top of the podium at the start, they missed Kim Gubser (4.), Andri Ragettli (5.) and Colin Wili (7th) such a scarce one in the men’s field. The men’s victory went to the sovereign Norwegian Birk Ruud. The 20-year-old secured his fifth World Cup victory by almost four points over the French Antoine Adelisse. Third came Oliwer Magnusson from Sweden.
The evening of the Freiburg woman was not very successful Mathilde gremaud. The Olympic runner-up in Slopestyle from Pyeongchang did not even make a third attempt after falling in her first two final attempts and finished the competition fifth. (pre / sda)
Fähndrich remains on course for the top 10
Nadine Fähndrich reserves the option to finish the Tour de Ski in the top 10. The Lucerne woman occupies the Val di Fiemme 12th place over 10 km in classic technique with mass start. In the overall ranking, the Swiss woman is in 13th place, the gap to 10th place is just 25 seconds. She can possibly make up for this difference in the sprint on Saturday thanks to bonus seconds.
The race on Friday brought about major changes in the overall standings, as some of the top athletes faltered. The second ranked so far Rosie Brennan from the USA even broke in and came 2 minutes behind the winner of the day Natalia Nepryjewa to the goal. Also the leader Jessie Diggins didn’t convince with 9th place. Your head start on the Russian Julia Stupak is still 55 seconds. Between the Swede Frida Karlsson in third place and the Russian Tatiana Sorina in position 9 there are only 45 seconds. (pre / sda)
11 of 851 SFL corona tests positive
The Swiss Football League (SFL) has at the beginning of the year in all 20 teams in the Super League and the Challenge League Corona-Testlet s carry out. Of the 851 Tests eleven were positive. The SFL writes of a “positive result”.
Affected are according to the league notification seven players and four supervisors. Only two positive cases would affect the same team. This could help prepare for the championship in all clubs as planned implemented.
The second half of the season will be on Sunday, January 17th, with the supplementary game in the Super League between Sion and Lugano recorded. In the past few days, the clubs have returned to training after the short winter break – the last games before the holidays took place on December 23rd. (pre / sda)
Four SCB games postponed
After further positive corona cases must the SC Bern as expected by order of the Bern canton doctor in quarantine until January 17th. For this reason, four more National League games have to be postponed after the game in Davos on Thursday: twice against Lugano, against Zug (January 12) and against the SCL Tigers. The SCB must in quarantine for the third time this season and at 19 already has the least played games of all teams. (ram / sda)
Weger is in the top 10
Benjamin Weger ran at the start of the biathlon competitions in Germany Oberhof in the top 10 for the second time this winter. The bearded Valaisan ran the 10 km sprint into 9th place. The 31-year-old cleared all the panes. A 4th rank as in Kontiolahti but was not there. On the trail in the Thuringian Forest, Weger did not keep up with the best in exhausting conditions. Johannes Thingnes Bö celebrated in front of his brother despite a penalty loop Tarjei Bö the 50th World Cup victory.
Weger lost 56 seconds, he missed the podium by 35 seconds. In the final round it was passed by three places. Jeremy Finello (50.) and Seraphim Wiestner (54th) will start the pursuit on Saturday at the end of the field. The good runner Finello failed in the standing position with three mistakes. He had previously fought for a good result in the Weger region. (pre / sda)
Cologna moves up one place
Dario Cologna showed in the 6th stage of the Tour de Ski a good performance. The Bündner worked his way through the Val di Fiemme with one 12th place over 15 km in classic technique with mass start 6th place in the overall classification. The deficit on the tour podium is now 1:30 minutes.
One place before Cologna came Roman Furger finish in eleventh place. Also Beda Klee as 14th and Jonas Baumann as 25th brought World Cup points. The Russian celebrated the fifth stage win in a row Alexander Bolshunov. He lost about 15 seconds on the final lap from Furger or Cologna. (ram / sda)
Downhill skiers back in the second training session
The Swiss speed specialists came in second training for the World Cup downhill from Saturday in St.Anton not on tour. The best of the Swiss Ski representatives was classified Corinne Suter in 17th place. She lost 1.04 seconds to the best time for the Czech Ester Ledecka.
Had the day before Lara Gut-Behrami set up the best time. In the second training session, the Ticino had to be content with a deficit of 1.30 seconds with 24th place. Between Suter and Gut-Behrami were classified Joana Hählen (18.) and Jasmine Flury (20.). (ram / sda)
Wertli new director of the Swiss Gymnastics Federation
The 44-year-old from Aargau Béatrice Wertli will be the new director of the Swiss Gymnastics association (STV). The communications expert has experience at the Swiss Post and the Federal Office of Sport (Baspo) and takes on the operational management of the association of Ruedi Hediger, who resigned at the end of last year following allegations of abuse by numerous gymnasts. In order to be able to fully concentrate on her new role, Wertli will resign from her position as President of CVP Bern at the end of February.
With Fabio Corti from Ticino, the STV has been led by a new president since the beginning of the year. All that is missing is a successor for top sport boss Felix Stingelin, so that the association management is complete again. (abu / sda)
Team vaccinated by Tour winner Pogacar
Probably the first professional team vaccinate the entire UAE Emirates World Tour Team against the corona virus. The riders for Tour de France winners Tadej Pogacar and supervisors received the in Abu Dhabi developed by the Chinese state group Sinopharm and vaccine approved in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“As a team from the UAE, we are extremely proud of the efforts the country has made to combat the consequences of the Covid 19 pandemic and to be a leader in the effort to return to a normal life,” said the Swiss Mauro Gianetti, CEO of the UAE Team Emirates. Most recently, there were rumors about the change of the Swiss top talent Marc Hirschi to the team. (ram / sda)
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