Servette knock Grasshoppers off top spot

Servette's Alexandre Comisetti (left) fights for the ball against FC Zurich's Frederic Chassot Keystone

Geneva-based Servette have built on their midweek UEFA cup success, by pushing Grasshoppers off the top of the football league table. Grasshoppers will now have to make do with second place.

This content was published on September 23, 2001 - 23:01

Servette moved to top spot after beating FC Zurich 3:0. The German-speaking side failed to gain any momentum from the home crowd and conceded three goals. They are now left languishing in ninth place.

The first blow came from Alexandre Comisetti in the 17th minute off a corner from Sébastien Fournier closely followed by a well-placed ball from Wilson Oruma 13 minutes later.

Zurich's defeat was then sealed by a third goal early in the second half from Dill.

Elsewhere, Grasshoppers lost to Aarau 1:0 in a closely fought match. Both sides struggled to keep possession of the ball and following many failed attempts at goal, Aarau's Slawomir Wojciechowski finally scored off a free kick in the 92nd minute.

Wojciechowski slammed the ball into the back of the net from 23 metres clinching a home victory for Aarau and securing their place in third position in the league table.

Lausanne recorded a 1:1 draw at home against St Gallen in front of a 1,350 strong crowd, this season's lowest ever turn out.

Surprisingly both goals were scored by St Gallen with an own goal from Marc Zellweger in the first half and a penalty from Jefferson in the second.

Sunday's matches put St Gallen in fifth place overall with Lausanne second from bottom in 11th place with just two wins since the start of the season.

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