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Celtic come back to fight another day

Published: Wednesday 14 August 2002, 23.29CET
Celtic FC 3-1 FC Basel Celtic recovered from an early scare to claim victory in Glasgow.

Match statistics

CelticBasel

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 14 August 2002, 23.29CET

Celtic come back to fight another day

Celtic FC 3-1 FC Basel Celtic recovered from an early scare to claim victory in Glasgow.

Celtic FC 3-1 FC Basel
Celtic fought back from an early scare to take a first-leg lead in their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie against FC Basel tonight.

Stunned crowd
Chris Sutton, Henrik Larsson and Mohamed Sylla rescued Celtic's dream after Christian Gimenez stunned the home crowd with a goal after just 90 seconds. And the visitors had enough chances to have left the Scottish champions with an impossible task in a fortnight's time at the Saint Jakob stadium.

Swede strikes
The Celtic Park crowd were in full voice when Murat Yakin slid the ball through to Gimenez, who poked the ball under the advancing Robert Douglas in the second minute. But Celtic equalised just minutes later from the spot. Larsson played the ball through to Stilian Petrov, who was cut down by Marco Zwyssig, and the Swede stepped up to blast his effort into the bottom corner past Pascal Zuberbühler.

Change of pace 
Celtic moved up a gear after the break and Sutton almost put his side ahead in the 50th minute but fired straight at Zuberbühler.
The Englishman, however, struck two minutes later. Bobby Petta squared the ball to Neil Lennon, who directed his shot on target, and Sutton's back-heel wrong-footed the Basel goalkeeper.

Wonder goal
Celtic defender Johan Mjällby had to block Gimenez's goalbound effort in the 75th minute, but Sylla drove home a stunning volley just before the whistle to leave Celtic in the box seat.

Last updated: 15/08/02 0.01CET

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Lineups

celtic

Celtic

basel

Basel

20
DouglasRobert Douglas
1
ZuberbühlerPascal Zuberbühler
3
SyllaMohamed Sylla
Goal88
5
ZwyssigMarco Zwyssig
Substitution41
5
ValgaerenJoos Valgaeren
7
EspositoAntonio Esposito
6
BaldéBobo Baldé
10
Hakan YakinHakan Yakin
7
LarssonHenrik Larsson
Goal3
12
BarberisSébastien Barberis
9
SuttonChris Sutton
Goal52
13
GiménezChristian Giménez
Goal2
14
LambertPaul Lambert (C)
Yellow Card64
Substitution77
15
YakinMurat Yakin (C)
15
PettaBobby Petta
Substitution56
16
DuruzGrégory Duruz
Yellow Card54
18
LennonNeil Lennon
17
CantaluppiMario Cantaluppi
Yellow Card64
19
St.PetrovStiliyan Petrov
22
ErgićIvan Ergić
Substitution59
35
MjällbyJohan Mjällby
33
RossiJulio Rossi
Substitution67

Substitutes

21
HedmanMagnus Hedman
18
RapoEric Rapo
4
McNamaraJackie McNamara
Substitution77
4
QuennozAlexandre Quennoz
Substitution41
10
HartsonJohn Hartson
8
VarelaCarlos Varela
Substitution59
Yellow Card80
12
FernándezDavid Fernández
9
KoumantarakisGeorge Koumantarakis
29
MaloneyShaun Maloney
11
TumHervé Tum
Substitution67
30
GuppySteve Guppy
Substitution56
23
P. DegenPhilipp Degen
40
CraineyStephen Crainey
24
AtoubaThimothée Atouba

Coach

Christian Gross (SUI)

Referee

Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Oscar David Martinez Samaniego (ESP), Carlos Martin Nieto (ESP)

Fourth official

Alfonso Pino Zamorano (ESP)

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