GC Zurich & Fortuna Dusseldorf end the Uhrencup with 5:6 in the penalty
The 2013 Uhrencup found its winner early this year. In game three of 4, Swiss champion FC Basel was able to defend its title against Red Star Belgrade. Both teams had won their first games so Monday turned out to be a face-to-face duel for the Uhrencup trophy 2013 which FC Basel won 2:1.
Grasshopper Club Zurich and German club Fortuna 95 Dusseldorf only had good match experience and training to gain in the fourth and last game of Europe’s oldest football tournament. At the same time, both teams had nothing to lose, so the game started rough with many player lying on the ground following fouls. Ilas Bebou was brought to the hospital after colliding with a GC player in the 5th minute. Fortuna was slightly dominating the first half but big chances to score were missing.
Red Star Belgrade wins 1:0 over Grasshopper Zurich
Red Star Belgrade dominated the second game of the 2013 Uhrencup off the field. In numbers of fans in attendance and in intensity of fan support. Red and blue was the dominating color inside the stadium ranks. On the field, however, the match was mostly even, both teams battling in midfield .
It was Grasshopper Zurich who had the first chance to score in the beginning of the match: Striker Johan Vonlanthen finished off a pass by Anatole Ngamamukol. GC was quicker at the start but unable to place the ball in the goal. At this point in the match, Red Star Belgrade was testing GC’s goalie by shooting from afar. After half an hour, Red StarBelgrade placed a decisive move which proved to be efficient: Filip Kasalica scored 1:0.