Jordan Pefok is a man on fire as he scored again for Young Boys, but they again dropped more points in their draw with Lausanne Sport.

Lausanne Sport 2-2 Young Boys

A stoppage-time penalty prevented Young Boys from claiming all three points on the day as they once again came away with a frustrating draw, this time with Lausanne Sport at Stade le la Tuiliere.

Jordan Pefok had another strong outing for the team as he went the distance, winning five duels and putting three shots on target.

With the team now playing under new coach Matteo Vanetta following the firing of David Wagner, the in-form striker thought he had scored his 17th goal of the season after seven minutes when he struck from the edge of the area. However, the video assistant referee disallowed as the ball hit his arm before scoring.

The visitors then found themselves down a goal in the 38th minute when Zeki Amdouni finished a long pass from Antonio Sanches with a strike that beat Young Boys’ goalkeeper David von Ballmoos.

However, Pefok leveled the score in the 49th minute. Ulisses Garcia’s cross into the area found the American who steered the ball home with his left foot.

After putting further pressure on the Laussane goal, Young Boys took the lead in the 83rd minute tucked in a free-kick on the edge of the area.

Young Boys seemed to be on their way to victory, but controversy arose in stoppage time when the Lausanne players appealed for a handball in the area. Garcia would be the guilty party as the ball came off his thigh and hit his arm.

After a review from VAR, the referee pointed to the spot for a penalty. Stjepan Kukuruzovic stepped up to put away the spot-kick to ensure Lausanne came away with a point.

The draw has now dropped Young Boys to third in the standings with 45 points.

Note

Down in the second-tier Challenge League, Lucas Pos went the distance for Stade Lausanne-Ouchy in their 2-1 loss to Thun.

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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