Soccer News – Luzern-Lugano
Luzern faces Lugano in a match from the first round of the Swiss Super League. The game is going to be played on Sunday afternoon in Luzern.
Last season Lugano did a little bit better than Luzern. They finished third in the final standings which meant that they qualified for the Europa League. Lugano won 15 of their 36 matches, drew in 8 and lost 13. They scored 52 goals and conceded 61.
Luzern meanwhile ended their 2016/17 campaign in the Super League at 5th place, which meant that they are missing European football at the moment. It was really dissapointing for them, because the difference between Luzern and the 4th Sion was just one point. Just one point separated Luzern from an Europa League qualification.
Now Luzern’s main goal is to do what they were unable to do last season – to qualify for the European competitions. It’s hard to think that they are going to beat Basel for the title, but achieving a place in the Top 4 is a totally realistic goal for them. And let’s see how they will start chasing it against Lugano.
Lugano are a slight favourite in this match, because of their position in the table from last season. But Luzern have the home ground advantage, which could be crucial. It’s also curious to see what kind of work these two teams did during the summer to prepare for the new season.
The new campaign in the Super League already started in a very interesting way. The champion Basel lost its first game against Young Boys. Basel are dominating Swiss football in the last 10 years, so every time they lose it’s a big event.
Now we expect another good game between Luzern and Lugano. These two teams are pretty equal in terms of quality, so most surely it’s going to be competitive.