Basel steadfast at the top

Basel's Gimenez (right) tries for a header against Bern's Rochat in St Jakob's stadium Keystone

Saturday's football action has failed to shake Basel off top spot, with the boys from St Jacob's Park showing no signs of moving.

This content was published on March 9, 2002 - 22:26

Basel beat Young Boys Bern 2-0 at home.

In front of a 35,000 strong crowd, Basel's Gimenez blasted one into the back of the net in the 37th minute quickly followed by teammate Cantaluppi who made it 2-0 just before halftime.

Basel now have 31 points at the top of the table. Saturday's beating sent Young Boys Bern sliding down the table to fifth.

Zurich Derby

Zurich Grasshoppers went head-to head with cross-town rivals FC Zurich and won 3-0.

Hodel was the first to score in the 40th minute marking the start of an electrifying run up to halftime, with teammate Chapuisat making it 2-0 four minutes later.

FC Zurich failed to get off the ground and were left licking their wounds when Eduardo sealed the Grasshoppers victory in the 69th minute.

The Zurich Grasshoppers managed to spring from sixth to second place after their decisive derby victory. FC Zurich on the other hand stayed in seventh.

Servette vs St Gallen

Servette drew at home to St Gallen 2-2, with most of the action in the second half.

St Gallen were the first to score thanks to an own goal from Servette's Wolf just after kick-off.

Servette equalised nine minutes after halftime with Robert scoring in the right net.

Robert then went on to score again in the 70th minute, only to see Servette's victory slip away when Jenny equalised for StGallen eleven minutes before the final whistle.

Servette's draw forced them one place down the table to third, while St Gallen advanced from fifth to fourth.

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