Jordan Pefok came off the bench to rescue Young Boys from the jaws of defeat as his stoppage-time goal salvage them a point against Grasshopper Zurich in Swiss Super League action.
Grasshopper 1-1 Young Boys
Jordan Pefok’s stoppage-time equalizer canceled out a first-half strike from Grasshopper Zurich as both teams settled for a point at Stadion Letzigrund.
Pefok entered the game in the 64th minute to help the team shake off some of the gloom from three consecutive losses.
The defending Super League champions have not been at their best in recent games, and it showed just seven minutes into the game when their midfielder Christian Fassnacht went down following a clash of heads with an opposing player. He would be subbed off six minutes later.
After applying some early pressure, the hosts found the opening goals in the 26th minute through Allan Arigoni. Petar Pusic’s cross following a corner kick would find the Swiss defender in the area to head the ball home.
It looked like Young Boys were headed for their fourth consecutive defeat as they could not get anything past Grasshopper goalkeeper Andre Moreira. However, the American forward, Pefok, would come through for the team to save them a point in the end.
Miralem Sulejmani’s strike was well saved by Moreira, but he could not control and Pefok would be in the right spot to collect the loose ball and tap it home for the equalizer.
The 25-year-old has not been called up for the past two World Cup qualifying rosters, but this goal should hopefully get back on track to score more in the weeks ahead.
Young Boys currently sits in third place in the standings with 22 points, four points behind leaders Basel with a game in hand.