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Lausanne's Samuel Villiger (left) keeps Andreas Camenzind at bay

(Keystone)

If Young Boys' ascent to the top of the Swiss football league came as a surprise, Lausanne's achievements on the first weekend of the ice hockey season were barely short of miraculous.

Written off as almost certain relegation fodder by most of the Swiss media, the newly-promoted club are one of only three teams to have now won both their opening matches.

Having stunned Swiss champions the Zurich Lions on Friday, Lausanne demolished title hopefuls Davos 6-3 on Saturday in front of a delighted home crowd of more than 9,000 spectators.

Lausanne are joined at the top of the league standings by Lugano (who celebrated their second win of the weekend with a 6-3 victory over Chur) and Zug (who beat Bern 2-1 in overtime).

The Lions meanwhile were once again left licking their wounds after losing 2-1 in overtime to Fribourg. Larry Huras's men are now languishing in tenth place in the early standings.

Zurich's local rivals Kloten are also without a single point after losing their second match in a row thanks to a 3-2 defeat in Rapperswil. The two Zurich clubs join Davos and Chur in the winless pile at the bottom of the table.

Overtime was unable to separate Ambri and Langnau, who had to share a 2-2 draw on Saturday following their Friday wins.

swissinfo with agencies

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