This post contains affiliate links. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
The Cameroonian forward maintained his excellent scoring form, but the Italian giants were too much for the Young Boys
Jean-Pierre Nsame maintained his excellent scoring form, but could not prevent Young Boys Bern from losing 3-1 in the Europa League to AS Roma on Thursday.
The Cameroonian striker opened the scoring in the 34th minute when the Swiss team took a surprising lead, but their lead only lasted 10 minutes before Borja Mayoral tied the game.
Riccardo Calafiori then scored for Roma just before time, when he got ahead of the visitors, before Edin Dzeko scored in the 81st minute to complete the home team’s victory.
Guinea’s Mohamed Ali Camara was fired a minute later as the contest went from bad to worse for the visiting Young Boys.
Despite their defeat, Gerardo Seoane’s team is still in search of qualification to the round of 16 and will advance to the next round if they avoid defeat to CFR Cluj at home on matchday six.
Before Thursday’s defeat, the Young Boys were three games without a defeat in the Europa League, and although they were previously in the hands of Cluj in Romania, they are favorites to advance to the next round alongside Roma.
Nsame, who was linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the year, has been in excellent shape so far this season.
Their first match against Roma was the third in five Europa League group stage appearances so far this season, having found the net against CSKA Sofia and against Roma in the pair’s first match.
He also scored in the Champions League playoffs and has four of the eight Swiss Super League games so far this season, including against FC Lausanne-Sport at the weekend.
Last season, he scored 32 goals in 32 top-flight matches to become the all-time top scorer in a single Swiss top-flight season, surpassing the record previously held by Ivory Coast international Seydou Doumbia.
International Elephants, who is currently back in Switzerland with FC Sion, had scored 30 goals in 32 league games for Young Boys during the 2009-10 campaign.