Don’t miss the chance to catch the full replay and highlights of the thrilling match between Young Boys and Red Star Belgrade. The action kicks off at 20:00 (GMT) on 28th November 2023 at the Stadion Wankdorf. The referee for this exciting clash is none other than D. Makkelie. Be sure to tune in for this Europe – UEFA Champions League, Group G, Season 2023/2024 showdown.
Young Boys vs Red Star Belgrade Full Match Reports
BSC Young Boys orchestrated a 2-0 triumph over Crvena Zvezda in a riveting bout within Group G of the UEFA Champions League (UCL). The hosts, sealing their berth in the inaugural knockout stage of the UEFA Europa League (UEL), navigated an eventful encounter.
With the allure of UEL knockout football at stake, Young Boys wasted no time seizing the lead. From a corner, a loose ball found its way to Loris Benito at the back post. His attempt was thwarted by Omri Glazer’s foot, only for the rebound to ricochet off the unfortunate Kosta Nedeljković, who helplessly redirected the ball into his own net.
Osman Bukari eyed an opportunity to level the score, finding himself one-on-one against Anthony Racioppi. However, the Ghanaian’s heavy touch played into the hands of the Swiss goalkeeper, allowing an easy smothering of the ball. Despite flirting with defensive uncertainties, Young Boys doubled their advantage through Lewin Blum. Curling an effort from the right edge of the box, Blum exploited a weak hand from Glazer, who let the ball slip through his grasp and into the net.
Facing imminent European elimination, Crvena Zvezda displayed renewed vigor in the second half, seeking an early lifeline. Hwang In-beom’s incisive cut inside near the byline resulted in a shot under Racioppi, only to be denied by the bottom of the post. Jean-Philippe Krasso, granted ample space just left of the goal, took aim, but Racioppi’s swift reaction kept the substitute at bay.
Despite Crvena Zvezda’s flurry of chances as full time loomed, Young Boys resiliently fended off the onslaught. This marked a historic departure for Young Boys, finishing above the bottom of a UCL group for the first time. Conversely, Crvena Zvezda heads back to Serbia in frustration, as the combination of early goals and an inability to convert chances leaves them devoid of European football until the next season.
Man of the Match: Lewin Blum (BSC Young Boys).