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While the World Cup in Russia is entering the final stages, the teams in Europe are already preparing for the season. On Monday, FC Zurich and VfL Bochum meet in 1848 for a friendly match. For the Swiss, the season is starting again in two weeks. After the Zurich reached the fourth place in the promotion season and the cup victory, they are expected in the next season. After all, FCZ President Ancillo Canepa could sign up some new players. Also at the club of the Castroper road has changed a lot this summer. The first Test matches won the Bochum sovereign – the damper but followed last Wednesday in a friendly match against a Oberliga side. In the duel against FC Zurich, VfL Bochum must focus more, otherwise the second division conceded the first defeat of the season. Since the starting position is always very difficult to interpret in test matches and it is often not clear which players will be on the pitch, bets with tips on the number of goals are very promising.
In the last season – the first after the rise from the Challenge League – the Zurich managed directly to fourth place in the table. However, the biggest highlight was the title in the Cup. In the final at the Stade de Suisse, the people of Zurich were significantly more motivated and more ambitious than YB. The 2-1 victory against the Bernese Young Boys was highly deserved. From their own fans Michael Frey – FCZ top scorer of the last season and scorer to 1: 0 in the Cup final – was voted player of the season 2017/18. Particularly explosive was that Frey went through the youth department of the Bernese Young Boys and was sorted out in the capital. Already in his youth he dreamed to lift a trophy in the night sky of Bern, now it just happened in other colors.
Since 19 June, the first team of FC Zurich is back on the training grounds. As the season in Switzerland begins again at the end of July, the Zurich already completed some test matches. Among them were games against St. Gallen and Wil, which FCZ both clearly won. Also in the squad planning a lot has already happened. From their own offspring three players have made the leap into the first team. There are also some – less well-known – actors from other clubs. At the end of last week, FC Zurich caused a stir with the replacement of only 16-year-old Becir Omeragic. The U17-Nati player previously played for Servette Geneva and reportedly still had a valid contract. Accordingly, the Geneva were unreasonable when Omeragic signed a professional contract with FC Zurich. FCZ President Ancillo Canepa was cooperative: «The transfer of Becir Omeragic from Servette to the FCZ is implemented under the law. A definite agreement between the two clubs is still pending. But we hope that we will soon find an amicable solution. »
After the strong performances in the past test matches FC Zurich may well be expected again among the top three teams in the Super League. In the duel with the VfL Bochum can be speculated with a narrow victory.
Robbie Kruse from VfL Bochum sniffed World Cup air in Russia in June. After three games, the Australians but only one point and had to go home. Kruse’s team-mates, on the other hand, started the season into the new season. Already on June 25, 24 players met for the first team training of VfL Bochum in Vonovia Ruhrstadion. Sebastian Maier and Milos Pantovic switched to the new season for the club from the Castroper street. In addition Baris Ekincier is a new face in the squad of the first team. The 19-year-old denied the youth department in the talent work of VfL Bochum.
The first two test matches won the Bochum each very clearly, but were also unterklassige opponents. Nevertheless, coach Robin Dutt was satisfied with the performance. Last Wednesday was the VfL Bochum 1848 the top division FC Brünninghausen contrary. Actually, a clear victory was expected in this game. Contrary to this view, the outsider took the lead in the first minute of the game. Maximilian Leitsch saved the second division in the 90th minute with his header to 2: 2 at least a draw in this game. Nevertheless, in the next test match against FC Zurich requires an increase in performance. Otherwise the VfL Bochum conceded on Monday the first defeat of the new season.
Zurich vs Bochum head to head matches
05.07.09 CF Zurich Bochum 1 : 2