SC Young Boys Bern 4 – Vfb Stuttgart 2


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20-year-old Zambia international striker EMMANUEL MAYUKA (24) of SC Young Boys Bern, a purchase of a reported $ 1.7 million dollars from Israeli club FC Maccabi Tel Aviv this past off-season, and Vfb Stuttgart defender GEORG NIEDERMAIER (6) dash through the snow in search of one ball at the Stade de Suisse in Switzerland. (Michael Buholzer/Reuters)
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UEFA Europa League
Group Stage
12/1/2010

4 – Young Boys Bern (SWITZ) —— D. Degen 35′, Sutter 78′, Mayuka 81′, 88′
2 – Vfb Stuttgart (GER) —————– Pogrebnyak 48′, Schipplock 68′

The start of this UEFA Europa League game was delayed for one half hour on account of heavy snow.

Vfb Stuttgart, despite a dreadful start to the Bundesliga season and a sacking of the Swiss coach Christian Gross, won their first four UEFA Europa League Group H contests and were, thus, already qualified for the knockout round.

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(Michael Buholzer/Reuters)
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When match did get underway, brothers DAVID DEGEN, a midfielder with SC Young Boys Bern, and PHILIPP DEGEN, a defender with Vfb Stuttgart, who were both World Cup performers for Switzerland in 2006, became the first pair of twins to ever compete against one another in any UEFA competition.

David even marked the occasion with the first goal of the match for the Young Boys Bern, but this was canceled out by the visitors’ Russia international striker PAVEL POGREBNYAK, who recorded his second goal in Europe and seventh of the season for Vfb Stuttgart.

The German side grabbed the lead in the 68th minute when Pogrebnyak’s replacement, 22-year-old SVEN SCHIPPLOCK, scored his first-ever goal for die Schwaben within minutes of coming onto the snowy pitch; Schipplock has been in the Vfb Stuttgart reserves since January of 2008 but has made just one Bundesliga appearance to date.

SC Young Boys Bern, however, secured their place in the UEFA Europa League this spring by storming back in the snow with drei Blitztore in the last dozen minutes of the match against Vfb Stuttgart’s 34-year-old veteran reserve goalkeeper MARC ZIEGLER.

English-born, Switzerland international defender SCOTT SUTTER leveled in the 79th minute and 20-year-old Zambia international striker EMMANUEL MAYUKA, obviously not afraid of snow in his first season of Swiss football after transferring from FC Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel, bagged a brace within sixty seconds.

The youngster Mayuka has been viewed as a replacement for Ivory Coast World Cup reserve striker SEYDOU DOUMBIA, whom Young Boys Bern sold to Russian club CSKA Moscow for a reported 15.0 million Euros last January, and is tied for the Young Boys Bern lead with four goals in the Swiss Super league despite starting less than half the team’s games this season.

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34-year-old veteran international midfielder MAURO CAMORANESI (19) of Vfb Stuttgart, who has been capped 55 times and scored five goals for Italy, heads for the snowy surface as Bosnia/Herzegovina international midfielder SENAD LULIC (19) observes at the Stade de Suisse. (Peter Schneider/ AP / Keystone)
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SC YOUNG BOYS BERN : Woelfi – Sutter, Affolter, Nef, Jemal – Spycher, Doubai (M. Schneuwly 67′) – D. Degen, Costanzo (C. Schneuwly 56′), Lulic (Regazzoni 74′) – Mayuka

VFB STUTTGART : Ziegler – P. Degen (Funk 69), Bicakcic, Niedermeier, Molinaro – Kuzmanovic, Bah – Elson, Harnik (Didavi 75′), Camoranesi – Pogrebnyak (Schipplock 66′)

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(Michael Buholzer/Reuters)
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(Michael Buholzer/Reuters)
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(Keystone/Blick)

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