Swiss Recap: Pefok Nails Penalty To Give Young Boys Stoppage-Time Win

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Jordan Pefok scored his 22nd goal of the Swiss Super League season deep in stoppage time as Young Boys claimed a dramatic win over Sion.

Sion 1-2 Young Boys

A spot-kick in the 97th minute of play ensured Young Boys of all three points as they came away with the win over Sion at Stade de Tourbillon.

Jordan Pefok would be the hero for the dethroned champions as he completed 83 percent of his passes and won a duel along with taking two shots.

The visitors were on the attack from the start and came close to opening the scoring after eight minutes when Edimilson Fernandes struck from distance. However, his shot would drift wide of the goal. Pefok had a chance in the 22nd minute when pounced a rebound from a corner kick, but it appeared to be tipped away by Sion goalkeeper Kevin Fickentscher.

It seemed it was going to be one of those days for Young Boys as they did well in the attack but could not get their chances in the back of the net.

The second half would be different as the visitors finally broke the scoreless deadlock in the 65th minute. Vincent Sierro rose up to head in Fabian Rieder’s corner kick.

Their lead would not last long as Sion found the equalizer in the 79th minute from their own set-piece when Filip Stojilkovic got his foot on the loose ball in the area to backheel it home. The Swiss forward thought he had grabbed the game-winner in the 87th minute when he broke away to score, but it was called back for offside.

The game appeared to be headed towards a draw when play was stopped in the 94th minute. Sion’s Luca Zuffi appeared to have handled the ball in the area. A review from the video assistant referee proved it indeed was a handball, leaving the match referee no choice but to point to the spot for a penalty.

Pefok would step up to send the goalkeeper the wrong way and covert the spot-kick in the 97th minute to give Young Boys the win.

Young Boys remain in third place in the standings with 53 points.


Down in the Challenge League, Lucas Pos went the distance as Stade Lausanne-Ouchy fell to Kriens in a 2-1 defeat.


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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