Sion takes 12th Swiss football title, and “fans” trash trains

SION, SWITZERLAND – Sion fans were celebrating Sunday night after their team defeated Neuchatel Xamax 2-0 in a one-sided match, with Neuchatel never rising to the occasion.

It was Sion’s 12th Swiss Cup victory in 12 finals.

The train trip to Basel, site of the final, left a less positive trail, with one person injured by the crowd as it passed through Lausanne, according to ATS news agency. The train cars were heavily damaged, with two fires set in one train and windows broken. A dozen people were reportedly arrested, mainly for having fireworks.

Links to other sites: Le Matin, TSR, both in French