Young Boys of Switzerland manage to resurrect their hopes in the campaign to qualify for the second round in the Uefa Europa league when they convincingly beat SK Slovan in their own home ground in Group I of the competition.
Yuya Kubo scored twice to consign the Slovak side to a fifth successive defeat and ensure that Young Boys host AC Sparta Praha in a fortnight with everything to play for.Young Boys went ahead in the ninth minute when Guillaume Hoarau notched his fourth of the group stage from the penalty spot, firing low to Dusan Pernis’s right after David Hudak had handled in the area.
Slovan however did not pursue the amusement for a log time as Seydouba Soumah won the ball off Milan Vilotic around the focal point of the field and sprinted forward to put the past Yvon Mvogo in the Youngsters objective post.Japanese forward Kubo took the Swiss side once more to the lead after seven minutes when he scored an extraordinary objective which was his first in an European rivalry after Scott Sutter set him up with a decent cross.
YB almost increased their advantage when Renato Steffen saved a good shot from Pernis, but the persistence paid of as Kubo managed to score after Sutter’s pass which resulted in the second goal of the match 20 minutes in to the second half helping Young Boys secure the game with a second goal.
Here is a historical background of both clubs
Young Boys FC
Founded in 1898,Young Boys FC is a football club based in Switzerland which plays in the Swiss premier league.The club is the most successful team in the Swiss premier league,in the 1958-1959 season the club reached the European Cup semi finals.Domestically, the side has won the Swiss Super Cup 11 times,the Swiss Cup 6 times,the Swiss League Cup once and also won one Coppa delle Alpi tittle.
The group has had what’s coming to it of difficulties over the years,in 1951 Norbert Eric Jones was supplanted as the director strictly when one season for the club to designate Albert Sing.The new mentor did well for the club in the forthcoming years with abnormal state of value players joining the side.Walter Eich was a YB goalkeeper and he assumed a critical part to the achievement of the club amid his time and is to be the best in the historical backdrop of goalkeepers in the club.
Later the Swiss side likewise comprised of players, for example, Heinz Schneite and Ernst Wechselberger who additionally help lead the club to strength in the Swiss residential alliance.The club completed the 2010-2011 season as number 3 in the domestic league table as a result they qualified for the Uefa Europa League.They repeated the same stint in the following season finishing in the third place hence qualifying for the European competition for the second time in a row.
The club has however failed to do well in the competition,they were knocked out by Sparta Braga and failed to qualify for group stages in the Europa League.The club consist of young players who have a lot of potential and the club is likely to do well in the upcoming competitions both domestically and in Europe.The club has also cited their future endeavors of participating in the Uefa Champions league, if they do they will be one of the first Swedish teams to play in the competition.
Slovan was established in 1919 in Bratislava,the first president of the club was Richard Brunner who arranged the club its first training ground.The club claimed their first championship in 1922,winning the Slovakia domestic league convincingly.Their first international meeting was with Hertha Berlin which ended up in a 2-2 draw .
The club has won the domestic tittle four times from the 1939 to 1945 season,they have also won the Central European Cup.The Slovan fans are known throughout the country for their passion and they travel most away games to support their club.The club has won a couple of tittles in the Slovak league,they won the domestic league tittles three times from 1994 to 1996,the next two seasons saw the domestic tittle was won by rivals MFK Kosice.
After a two year drought of trophies, Slovan bounced back in 1999 to clinch the crown once again.The team consisted of star players such as Miroslav Konig , Robert Tomascheck ,Ladislav Griga ,Tibor Jancula and Stanislav Griga as manager.