FC Zurich 2-1 Ventspils (5-1 agg.): Swiss Side Through To Group Stage After Edging Latvians


Another evening of dominance for the boys in white and blue.

Zurich followed up their away win over Ventspils last week with a home victory that should have been of a greater margin: in doing so they reach the Champions League group stage for the first time in their history.

It was a harder evening than the first leg, which the Swiss side won 3-0: after Johan Vonlathen opened the scoring early on, only for Igor Tigirlas to respond with an equaliser minutes later.

But a last-gasp strike from substitute Almen Abdi gave Zurich a win on the night that merely served as icing on the cake after a convincing two-legged performance.


~ by footballdirecta on August 26, 2009.

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