We write the 8. In may 1967, only a few minutes left to play in the Cup final between Lausanne and Basel. It is 1:1, less than 45'000 in the Bernese Wankdorf expect a renewal. Then FCB-game trainer Helmut Benthaus pre-rushes on the right side, crosses to the penalty spot, where Helmut Hauser, the ball rises high and goes short on theatrical ground. Lausanne Captain Grobéty had him pushed slightly in the back, but it has been Göppel whistles Penalty!
The Lausanne rotate through. Violent protests, after five minutes, the referee can give the Penalty-free. The infraction shoots self, transformed scores, the FCB is in front of the Cup race victory, the French-speaking cook in anger. The Lausanne player to initiate a sit-down strike, refusing to continue playing, lose afterwards at the green table with 0:3. "A shameful Episode," says the commentator on Swiss TV. Lausanne playmaker Richard Dürr claims, however, even 30 years later, the players had only been to "tired" to continue playing.
nonsense it is, says Lausanne-legend Gabet Chapuisat (72). He was also at the sit-down strike with. Proud of the fact he is not. "Even if I can now laugh about it, we were destroyed at that time, simply on the ground." The penalty whistle was a joke, so Chapuisat. "There would have been at the time the VAR, then the game would have taken a different exit."
Also, the fact that he is still regarded today as one of the ringleaders, not voice. "I was one of the Youngest, I was the one who initiated the strike." The leader had been drought and Ely Tacchella, so Chapuisat. What bothers him today That he could not use his two good header of the ball, chances in the second half. And that has been Göppel was previously in the same encounter also a questionable Penalty for FCB. "Dürr told us at the time, before the game, that we should not Worry, because he was his buddy. It is different now," says Chapuisat with a Smile. Basel brings in the season of the Double.
Also this year, the League-Croesus still has a chance in the quarter-finals come to a Reprise of that legendary game in 1967. "It won't be easy for Basel, Lausanne is good for a Surprise. You have shown under the week against Luzern. Though it was not a game just a test, but a 5:0 win against a Super League club is still impressive," said Chapuisat.
it is a similar type of conversation, as then, 53 years ago, is doubtful anyway.Date Of Update: 13 June 2020, 08:47