(Translated by Thomas Snaith)
Urs Fischer and his team had experienced several difficult weeks: FCB prematurely won the league weeks before the end of the season. Urs Fischer stated that it wasn’t an easy job to maintain a mentality of suspense within his team.
It was evident that FCB struggled to maintain suspense and pressure; failing to win their last 4 consecutive fixtures. As soon as it was set in stone that FC Basel 1893 had won the league, the boys in red and blue drew three and lost one fixture in Bern. Prior to winning the league FCB only gave away 13 points in 30 fixtures.
FCB war ready to rumble
FCB may have not been on point since winning the league, but when it mattered they were ready to rumble; It was all about winning the cup. Both teams showed an emotional 90 minutes, fighting for every ball and every inch of the pitch. The passion to win, expressed by both teams in the final cup fixture resulted in limited chances in the 1st half. As the 2nd half kicked off it only took FCB two minutes to score and to lead the way to victory.