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Honours even for Guimarães and Basel

Published: Wednesday 13 August 2008, 20.15CET
Vitória SC 0-0 FC Basel 1893
The tie is finely poised ahead of the second leg in Switzerland with neither side able to register in Portugal.
by Hugo Pietra
Honours even for Guimarães and Basel
Basel's Ivan Ergić was one of several players frustrated ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Vitória SCBasel

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 August 2008, 20.15CET

Honours even for Guimarães and Basel

Vitória SC 0-0 FC Basel 1893
The tie is finely poised ahead of the second leg in Switzerland with neither side able to register in Portugal.

There was nothing between Vitória SC and FC Basel 1893 after the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie as the sides played out a goalless draw in Portugal.

All to play for
Basel have already played five league games in Switzerland this season, and attempted to force the pace from the outset with Valentin Stocker and Ivan Ergić going close in the first half, although neither was able to find the target. Guimarães, meanwhile, were largely held at bay by a disciplined Basel defence as both sides' rearguards remained unbreached to set up a finely-poised second leg at the St. Jakob-Park on 27 August.

Counterattack danger
Stocker had the first glimpse of goal eight minutes in at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, an assist from Basel's Portuguese midfielder Carlitos setting up a chance his team-mate fired just past the post. Basel were largely happy to wait for counterattacking opportunities although they nearly came unstuck twice in quick succession just past the half-hour, Marquinho volleying just off-target before producing a fine header, although the latter only drew a comfortable save from Franco Constanzo. Carlitos then tried his luck from long range and Ergić also threatened with a header from a corner as half-time approached.

Defences on top
As the second period unfolded, Eren Derdiyok went close for Basel with a left-foot shot before, at the other end, a host of Guimarães forwards were just unable to provide the finishing touch to Fajardo's fine right-wing cross. In the main, however, the home side – who finished third in last season's Portuguese Liga – were unable to break down a stubborn Basel defence, despite Manuel Cajuda introducing both Roberto and Guimarães' own Carlitos in a bid to freshen up his attack, and both sides will hope for better attacking fortune in a fortnight.

Last updated: 14/08/08 0.38CET

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Lineups

guimarães

Guimarães

basel

Basel

1
NilsonNilson (GK)
1
CostanzoFranco Costanzo (GK) (C)
3
Luciano AmaralLuciano Amaral
6
GelabertMarcos Gelabert
15
GrégoryGrégory
8
HuggelBenjamin Huggel
17
FajardoFajardo
Substitution61
14
StockerValentin Stocker
Yellow Card21
Substitution71
18
MorenoMoreno
19
AbrahamDavid Abraham
20
DesmaretsYves Desmarets
20
SafariBehrang Safari
25
AndrézinhoAndrézinho
21
MarqueFrançois Marque
26
FlávioFlávio (C)
Yellow Card58
22
ErgićIvan Ergić
39
MarquinhoMarquinho
Substitution46
30
CarlitosCarlitos
Substitution87
80
João AlvesJoão Alves
31
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
Substitution80
99
DouglasDouglas
Yellow Card34
Substitution76
32
ZanniReto Zanni

Substitutes

27
Nuno SantosNuno Santos
25
LeutwilerJayson Leutwiler
7
CarlitosCarlitos
Substitution46
9
PerovićMarko Perović
Substitution71
9
RobertoRoberto
Substitution76
11
ChipperfieldScott Chipperfield
11
WenioWenio
16
F. FreiFabian Frei
16
DaniloDanilo
17
Eduardo RubioEduardo Rubio
Substitution87
29
MomhaJacques Momha
28
FeratiBeg Ferati
88
Jean CoralJean Coral
Substitution61
29
MustafiOrhan Mustafi
Substitution80

Coach

Manuel Ventura Cajuda De Sousa (POR) Christian Gross (SUI)

Referee

Grzegorz Gilewski (POL)

Assistant referees

Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Rafal Rostkowski (POL)

Fourth official

Hubert Siejewicz (POL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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