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Basel's Sommer seeking career highlight

Published: Monday 31 October 2011, 9.45CET
FC Basel 1893 goalkeeper Yann Sommer told UEFA.com that it would be "a highlight" of his career to qualify from a group including Manchester United FC and SL Benfica.

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Published: Monday 31 October 2011, 9.45CET

Basel's Sommer seeking career highlight

FC Basel 1893 goalkeeper Yann Sommer told UEFA.com that it would be "a highlight" of his career to qualify from a group including Manchester United FC and SL Benfica.

With FC Basel 1893 firmly in contention to qualify from UEFA Champions League Group C at the halfway stage, goalkeeper Yann Sommer told UEFA.com that it would be "a highlight" of his career to get out of a section that includes Manchester United FC and SL Benfica.

The Swiss champions beat FC Oţelul Galaţi 2-1 in their opening game and secured a memorable 3-3 draw at Old Trafford on matchday two. They were stopped in their tracks by a home loss to Benfica last time out and, as the two sides prepare to meet again, Sommer remains defiant that his team have what it takes to upset the odds.

"It's pretty obvious that in our group Manchester United and Benfica are the favourites," he said. "It would be a surprise if we go through, but we still believe we can do it. We know that we're a strong team with quality players. Everything is possible."

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