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Grasshoppers hammer Aarau

Grashoppers forward Stephane Chapuisat scored three times against Aarau Keystone

Grasshoppers Zurich crushed Aarau 6-0 on Sunday in the 10th round of the Swiss football championship. Lucerne beat Sion 3-1.

Grasshoppers took no prisoners in their match against Aarau at the Hardturm. If the Zurich players limited themselves to just one goal during the first half, they more than made up for it in the second.

Lead by their star forward, Chapuisat, who scored a hat trick in this match, Grasshoppers knocked in no less than five goals during the second half. The other scorers were Gerber, Zanni and Petric.

Chapuisat allowed Grasshoppers to dominate in front of the opposition goal, but the Zurich team’s midfield play, with Esposito and Cabanas, also gave them a major advantage over their hapless adversaries.

Lucerne won their fourth home game of the season, this time 3-1 against Sion.

N’Kufo scored for the home side in the first half, then again in the second. His second goal came from a penalty kick after he was brought down by the Sion goalkeeper, Borer.

Delgado replied for Sion after a corner kick and Fayolle came close to equalising. But Lucerne sealed the result when Selimi sent the ball past Borer.

Lucerne’s defence remains suspect and let Sion approach the goal a number of times.

In the other weekend matches leaders Lugano suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat at the hands of Servette Geneva, while the champions St Gallen were held to a 1-1 draw by Yverdon.

Lausanne moved to within a point of Lugano thanks to a 4-2 win over Neuchâtel Xamax. Finally, Basel dres 1-1 with FC Zurich.

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