Swiss clubs struggle in Uefa's Europa League

Swiss football clubs Young Boys of Bern and FC Lausanne-Sport lost their fourth group matches on Thursday in Uefa's Europa League.

This content was published on November 5, 2010 - 09:31 and agencies

Young Boys lost 2-0 to Denmark’s Odense BK while FC Lausanne-Sport were defeated 3-1 by AC Sparta Prague.

With the loss the Young Boys’ hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the tournament have become more difficult. After four matches the team are second in Group H with six championship points to leader Stuttgart’s 12.

The team now face Stuttgart and Getafe, which currently trail Young Boys with three points. In an earlier match, Young Boys had beaten Odense 4-2 at home.

The situation for Lausanne is far worse with three losses and one draw, placing the team last in Group F with just one point. The team can no longer advance into the knockout rounds.

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