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Bremen break Basel resolve

Published: Thursday 25 August 2005, 0.27CET
Werder Bremen 3-0 FC Basel 1893 (agg: 4-2) Three goals in eight second-half minutes swing the tie decisively in the German side's favour.

Match statistics

BremenBasel

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

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 25 August 2005, 0.27CET

Bremen break Basel resolve

Werder Bremen 3-0 FC Basel 1893 (agg: 4-2) Three goals in eight second-half minutes swing the tie decisively in the German side's favour.

Three goals in eight second-half minutes provided Werder Bremen with a comfortable aggregate victory against FC Basel 1893 in their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round encounter, but the outcome somewhat flattered Thomas Schaaf's side.

Klasnić opener
Until the opening goal Basel, 2-1 winners from the first leg, had protected Pascal Zuberbühler's goal with some ease, but a fortuitous deflection unhinged their defence after 63 minutes. A clearance from the Basel defence hit Patrick Owomoyela on the chest and, as the ball bounced into the penalty area, the outrushing Zuberbühler missed it, as did retreating team-mate Boris Smiljanic and Bremen's Miroslav Klose. But Bremen striker Ivan Klasnić was quickest to react and he tapped the ball into the empty net from close range.

Jensen assist
Basel found themselves further in arrears moments later when Johan Micoud was fouled in the penalty area by Reto Zanni. Micoud, who earlier missed a first-half penalty, passed the spot-kick duties to Tim Borowski, and he made no mistake, slotting the ball into the bottom left-hand corner of Zuberbühler's net. The home side then guaranteed their spot in Thursday's draw with Klasnić's second goal after 72 minutes. The striker latched on to Daniel Jensen's perfectly-weighted pass to send a left-footed strike in off the post beyond Zuberbühler from 15 metres.

Missed penalty
The result had seemed unlikely after a positive first-half display from the Swiss champions, who went close through Julio Rossi's 12th-minute header. Bremen were clearly struggling to find a way through Basel's well-organised defence, but Torsten Frings looked to have provided them with the ideal opportunity after 41 minutes when he tumbled under Zanni's challenge and won a penalty. But Micoud, although sending Zuberbühler the wrong way, missed the target with the resulting spot-kick.

Woodwork struck
The interval failed to provide any visible change to Bremen's performance during the opening exchanges of the second period and again Basel came closest to breaking the deadlock when Matias Delgado clipped the top of Reinke's crossbar from a 62nd-minute free-kick. Moments later, Bremen took their chance and with it came their berth in this season's group stage, while Basel turn their attentions to the UEFA Cup first round.

Last updated: 25/08/05 14.10CET

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Lineups

bremen

Bremen

basel

Basel

1
ReinkeAndreas Reinke (GK)
1
ZuberbühlerPascal Zuberbühler (GK) (C)
3
PasanenPetri Pasanen
4
QuennozAlexandre Quennoz
Substitution69
4
NaldoNaldo
11
ChipperfieldScott Chipperfield
6
BaumannFrank Baumann (C)
Substitution46
12
BaPapa Malick Ba
Yellow Card57
10
MicoudJohan Micoud
Substitution88
19
KléberKléber
11
KloseMiroslav Klose
Red Card79
20
DelgadoMatías Delgado
15
OwomoyelaPatrick Owomoyela
21
D. DegenDavid Degen
Yellow Card4
17
KlasnićIvan Klasnić
Goal65
Substitution73
Goal73
23
EduardoEduardo
Yellow Card40
22
FringsTorsten Frings
30
SmiljanicBoris Smiljanic
24
BorowskiTim Borowski
Goal68
32
ZanniReto Zanni
27
SchulzChristian Schulz
33
RossiJulio Rossi
Substitution82

Substitutes

30
Kasper JensenKasper Jensen (GK)
18
CraytonLouis Crayton (GK)
7
VranješJurica Vranješ
Substitution88
3
DžombićDamir Džombić
9
ValdezNelson Valdez
Substitution73
8
SterjovskiMile Sterjovski
Substitution69
14
HuntAaron Hunt
16
MüllerPatrick Müller
16
AndreasenLeon Andreasen
22
ErgićIvan Ergić
Substitution82
20
JensenDaniel Jensen
Substitution46
27
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović
23
Van DammeJelle Van Damme
29
BaykalKulaksizoglu Baykal

Coach

Thomas Schaaf (GER) Christian Gross (SUI)

Referee

Kim Milton Nielsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Joergen Jepsen (DEN), Torben Jensen (DEN)

Fourth official

Knud Erik Fisker (DEN)

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