Jordan Pefok scored his league-leading 16th goal, as Young Boys let another lead slip to see them settle for a point with Luzern.

Young Boys 2-2 Luzern

Young Boys came out on a tear in the first half but surrendered their lead later on as they had to settle for a draw with Luzern at Stadion Wankdorf.

Jordan Pefok played the full 90 minutess for Young Boys, completing 76 percent of his passes and winning three duels along with one shot on target.

The hosts started off brightly after eight minutes when Edmilson Fernandes’ cross from the right side found Pefok in the area, and the striker completed the play with a diving header.

Felix Mambimbi doubled Young Boys’ lead two minutes later. Lewin Blum’s cross was blocked by a Luzern defender, but the Congolese international was on the spot to to put the loose ball in the back of the net.

After a strong start, Luzern started to work their way back into the game. They cut the deficit in the 41st minute when Marco Burch’s shot went through the hands of Young Boys goalkeeper David von Ballmoos.

The capital team tried to regian some of the spark they had in the early minutes of the contest. However, they found it hard to find the goals to put the game out of reach.

That proved to be a big help for the visitors as they found the equalizer in the 85th minute. Mohamed Drager’s long-strike went through a sea of legs before hitting the goal.

Young Boys remains in second place in the standings with 44 points, now 13 points behind leaders FC Zurich.

By 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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