Venezuelans Abroad in Switzerland – Recap of Round 7 in the Swiss Super League



Continuing with the attempt to bring this site up to speed before the weekend’s action, here are the most recent updates relating to the top Venezuelan players in the Swiss top-flight:

Saturday 30 August 2014

Swiss Super League

Thun 2-1 Sion

It seems almost an affront to the very raison d’être of the World Wide Web that it appears that not one person on earth has grubbily uploaded video highlights of dubious legality of this match. If you can find some then please do get in touch and they will be added at a later date. (Update! @FootballSwiss came to the rescue and provided a great link to watch highlights of this game, the one mentioned below and every other Swiss top-flight game! Go visit those links and somehow overlook certain portions of this article that have now been rendered meaningless.)


Image Source: Goles Vinotinto

In absence of kinetic imagery, the static one above will have to suffice and from it one can see that this match was billed as a potential Venezuelan Civil War. However, this did not materialise as while Thun regular Alexander González played 78 minutes, Pedro Ramírez was yet again left on the bench to watch his rather multicultural Sion team-mates, who fielded a line-up that represented nine different nationalities.

The home side came out on top, thanks to an early penalty from occasional Finnish international Berat Sadik and a 71st-minute winner from Gianluca Frontino, who had only been on the pitch four minutes to score his first league goal for the club. The visitors’ goal went to Romanian Nicolae Herea and they now find themselves 5th in a ten-team league, yet whilst this may be in the top-half, it is also just three points off the bottom of the league where Liechtenstein-based side FC Vaduz currently reside. Sion will face second-placed FC Zürich in their next game and if they manage to pull off an unlikely away victory then Thun, currently third, will have an opportunity to leapfrog the side from the capital if they can defeat Aarau, another game that could see a Venezuelan on either side.

Saturday 30 August 2014

Swiss Super League

Luzern 1-1 Aarau

(Update: For highlights, click here)

Only one goal appears to have been donated to the Online Goal Bank but it really is some goal – take a look for yourselves. It shows Swede Dusan Djuric looping a long-range effort over the Luzern goalkeeper in the 65th minute to earn Aarau a point, having fallen behind in the 33rd minute to a goal from the Paraguayan Dario Luzcano.

Frank Feltscher was still out injured but progress has since been made on that front and last weekend (6 September 2014) he actually played his first match for over two months and even scored as he lined up with a young Aarau side in a friendly game. Unsurprisingly, no highlights exist but we do have the rather fetching photograph below as well as a German-language feature article with quotes in which he states, among other things, that it is his dream to play in next year’s Copa América and that he hopes to face Alexander González’s Thun this coming weekend.


Image Source: FC Aarau Official Site

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