Two weeks after defeating the Young Boys, the St. Gallers found their way to victory without suspended playmaker Jordi Quintillà. Midfield goal by Yannis Letard after nearly half an hour brought St.Gallen to the track – as far as results are concerned, but above all playful. Subsequently, the hosts controlled the game without major problems and repeatedly showed why they could keep up with Basel and YB.
18 goals for the St.Gallen offensive trio
Three strikers scored from the start. Cedric Itten scored his fifth goal in the two weeks before the break with 2-0. And after reducing the Xamax seven minutes after the break to 1: 2, Boris Babic and Ermedin Demirovic secured success, fifth in their last six home games. The Itten / Babic / Demirovic trio have scored 18 times this Super League season, as often as the entire Xamax team.
Itten: "Victory Gives Confidence"
3: 4 against YB was bittersweet, Cedric Itten tells FM1, even if his team in Bern showed up well. "Now I'm glad we recovered to victory."
Itten, who scored three goals in his first Nati appearances in the European Championship qualifiers, was looking forward to returning to Grünweiss. "Everything went perfectly for me and the team. Winning gives confidence for the next games."
Zeidler: "Quick and a little crazy"
Prominent head coach Peter Zeidler was "nearly 15,000 spectators in the stadium". "It's time to see him play FC St.Gallen," says the German.
Playfully, it wasn't all flawless, Zeidler continued. Xamax is a good team. "We have adapted to a tactically strong opponent. It wasn't easy at first, we had trouble opening the match. "It wasn't until the second half that his guys really showed what they got. "They were fast and a little crazy."
(SDA / lag)