Swiss Recap: Pefok Nets 4 Goals in Young Boys Win

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Jordan Pefok was on fire over the weekend as he bagged four goals in Young Boys’ big win over Lugano in action from the Swiss Super League.

Lugano 0-5 Young Boys

Jordan Pefok did a lot of damage in his 77 minutes on the field for Young Boys as they obliterated Lugano in a shutout win at Stadio di Cornaredo in the Italian-speaking Ticino region.

Young Boys have been on a roller coaster ride the past few weeks with inconsistent performances. However, this display by the team could hopefully get them back on track as they need to close an eight-point gap on the leaders, FC Zurich.

Pefok grabbed his first goal just six minutes into the contest when he pounced on the loose ball in the area to slot it past Lugano goalkeeper Amir Saipi. He doubled Young Boys’ lead in the 21st minute when he ran onto a cross from Moumi Ngamaleu to head the ball into the goal.

Mohamed Camara extended the lead in the 35th minute as he headed in the ball from a Fabian Rieder corner kick.

The second half would be more of the same as Pefok continued his scoring tear on Lugano. The referee pointed to the spot for a penalty just minutes after the restart when Elia was brought down in the area by Uruguayan midfielder Jonathan Sabbatini. Pefok stepped up to put away the spot-kick to seal his hat-trick.

The 25-year-old was not satisfied with three goals as he ended his day with a fourth in the 61st minute with a goal set up by himself. Pefok played the ball to Silvan Hefti, who dribbled it down the right side. His cross then found the striker as he headed it past Saipi.

The win has moved Young Boys up to third place in the standings with 32 points.


Kenya Brown

Born in America, but raised in Europe and Asia, Kenya has loved soccer ever since his parents put a ball at his feet. While covering some of the top U.S. players around Europe, he loves putting the spotlight on players who are based in leagues off the beaten path. He also interviews coaches and other people in the game to gain more insight.

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