Zurich grip second, Young Boys sink Sion
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FC Zurich maintained their grip on second place in the Swiss Super League courtesy of a battling 3-2 win on the road at FC Thun.

Goals from Amine Chermiti and Ludovic Magnin had the visitors in control early on and although Markus Neumayr pulled one back for Thun after 49 minutes, Adrian Nikci's goal after 61 minutes restored Zurich's two-goal cushion.

Timm Klose added a second for the hosts after 82 minutes to set up a frantic finish but the visitors held on for the points.

Zurich trail leaders Basle by seven points and remain five clear of third-placed Young Boys, who were 2-0 winners at FC Sion thanks to goals by Moreno Costanzo and substitute Emmanuel Mayuka.

Lucerne remain fourth after a 1-1 draw at home to bottom side St Gallen. Daniel Gygax fired the hosts ahead on 18 minutes, but Jose Goncalves levelled for the basement club four minutes into the second half.