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Valencia rain goals on Basel

Published: Wednesday 2 October 2002, 23.15CET
Valencia CF 6-2 FC Basel John Carew scores two and helps make the rest for Valencia.

Match statistics

ValenciaBasel

Goals scored6
 
2
Attempts on target19
 
5
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners7
 
1
Offsides1
 
4
Fouls committed13
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

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Published: Wednesday 2 October 2002, 23.15CET

Valencia rain goals on Basel

Valencia CF 6-2 FC Basel John Carew scores two and helps make the rest for Valencia.

Valencia CF destroyed FC Basel with a four goals in 17 first-half minutes on their way to a 6-2 victory in Group B of the UEFA Champions League.

Unchanged Basel
Basel deployed the same starting lineup that held Liverpool FC 1-1 at Anfield last week, while Valencia made just one change, Fábio Aurélio returning from injury to replace Amedeo Carboni at left-back.

Carew the inspiration
But it was the continued selection of John Carew to partner Pablo Aimar in the Valencia attack that proved significant, as the tall Norwegian scored the first two goals, and had a hand in all four others, as his side moved five points clear in the group with just three games gone.

No mistake
The home side seemed to prosper in the heavy rain, despite the difficulty of playing their short-passing game in slippery conditions. And after a quiet first ten minutes, Valencia were ahead when Carew received the ball from Aimar in the area, and made no mistake in sliding the ball past Pascal Zuberbühler.

Second for Valencia
Three minutes later, Carew had another, having already had a penalty appeal turned down and shot wide since his first. A fine Valencia move saw the ball played to Vicente Rodríguez on the left, and his cross was perfectly placed for Carew to head in.

Fábio Aurélio shoots in
Despite seeming comfortable prior to the first goal, Basel now appeared totally shell-shocked by the constant pressure being piled on them by their hosts, and by the 17-minute mark the lead was 3-0. Carew was the provider this time, as he received the ball on the edge of the area, and sent through a well-angled pass to the on-rushing Fábio Aurélio, whose left-footed shot gave Zuberbühler no chance.

Superb skills
The hosts were hungry for more, and their fourth came on 28 minutes, after Carew produced some superb skills in a mazy dribble that won a corner. The ensuing short-corner move resulted in a Vicente Rodríguez cross from the left to Rubén Baraja, who headed in powerfully.

Rossi pulls one back
Seconds later, Carew headed on to the post, but the rest of the half saw Basel gain a little breathing space. And just 16 seconds into the second period the visitors pulled one back, as Hakan Yakin's shot after a long run was saved by Santiago Cañizares, but tapped into the net by Julio Hernán Rossi.

Exciting spell
Then, after an exciting spell of play, Valencia scored a fifth on 58 minutes, Carew's shot from 20 metres only blocked by Zuberbühler, with Aimar on hand to place in the rebound.

Mista gets sixth
On the hour it was six, as Aimar found Carew in the box. The rampant forward beat two defenders and laid the ball back to Mista, who lashed in his shot for his second goal in two Champions League games - both as a substitute.

Late consolation
There was still time for chances at both ends, and Hakan Yakin pulled another goal back in added time, lobbing Cañizares from distance. But Basel, who are now level on points with Liverpool, will mainly be grateful not to have conceded a Champions League record-equalling seven goals, which seemed a certainty with 30 minutes left.

Last updated: 03/10/02 6.27CET

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Lineups

valencia

Valencia

basel

Basel

1
CañizaresSantiago Cañizares (GK) (C)
1
ZuberbühlerPascal Zuberbühler (GK)
2
PellegrinoMauricio Pellegrino
4
QuennozAlexandre Quennoz
Substitution62
3
Fábio AurélioFábio Aurélio
Goal17
7
EspositoAntonio Esposito
Substitution79
4
AyalaRoberto Ayala
Yellow Card89
10
Hakan YakinHakan Yakin
Goal90
6
AlbeldaDavid Albelda
12
BarberisSébastien Barberis
7
CarewJohn Carew
Goal10
Goal13
13
GiménezChristian Giménez
Substitution46
8
BarajaRubén Baraja
Goal28
Substitution46
15
YakinMurat Yakin (C)
10
AnguloMiguel Ángel Angulo
17
CantaluppiMario Cantaluppi
14
VicenteVicente
Substitution60
20
HaasBernt Haas
21
AimarPablo Aimar
Goal58
Substitution71
24
AtoubaThimothée Atouba
23
Curro TorresCurro Torres
33
RossiJulio Rossi
Goal46

Substitutes

13
PalopAndrés Palop (GK)
18
RapoEric Rapo (GK)
11
SánchezJuan Sánchez
Substitution71
5
ZwyssigMarco Zwyssig
12
MarchenaCarlos Marchena
8
VarelaCarlos Varela
Substitution46
15
CarboniAmedeo Carboni
9
KoumantarakisGeorge Koumantarakis
19
RufeteFrancisco Rufete
11
TumHervé Tum
20
MistaMista
Substitution46
Goal60
16
DuruzGrégory Duruz
Substitution79
24
GarridoJavier Garrido
Substitution60
22
ErgićIvan Ergić
Substitution62

Coach

Rafael Benítez (ESP) Christian Gross (SUI)

Referee

Cosimo Bolognino (ITA)

Assistant referees

Giovanni Stevanato (ITA), Philip Agius (MLT)

Fourth official

Emilio Pellegrino (ITA)

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